Portugal Bugs - Sustainable Food Solutions

Portugal Bugs - Sustainable Food Solutions

Portugal Bugs is a startup focused on the creation and development of insect-embedded food products, this campaign is the opportunity for YOU to be part of this food revolution ...

  • 840

    raised

    16% of 5 000€

    26 backers

  • 18/12/2019

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  • Not funded

    This project was unable to raise the required funds

Portugal Bugs is a startup focused on the creation and development of insect-embedded food products, this campaign is the opportunity for YOU to be part of this food revolution with us, what are you waiting for?

Portugal Bugs is a start-up born at the University of Porto, pioneer in Portugal in the creation and transformation of insects for human consumption. Our main objective is to be the first Portuguese company to be able to place insect products in the national market and to do this we need some help.

Although the subject may seem strange, regular insect consumption (entomophagy) is already practiced by more than 2 billion people around the world and it is a mistake to think that it is only in Asians who consume them. This trend has been growing among the Western community, not only out of curiosity to try something new, but also because the breeding of these animals has a much lower environmental impact than the animals we usually consume.

Convinced that insects will play a very important role in the future of human food, we started our project in 2016 in our garage, and we have been growing year after year and we currently have a pilot plant for insect production in Matosinhos.

Now we think it's time to take a step forward and be able to finish building the image of our products and move forward with the production of a few thousand insect bars.

This campaign will serve to meet the costs of producing our protein bars, so we can introduce it to the market.

In addition, this campaign is a pioneer event at the national level because for the first time we can provide insect products to those who want to support us.

Want to know a little more about us? - www.portugalbugs.pt

About the author

Portugal Bugs was created by two students from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Guilherme Pereira and Sara Martins, both graduated in Engineering Sciences –Food Engineering. We started the project with the ambition of having a positive impact on our planet. and at the same time achieve our personal dreams.

Our project has been monitored and guided by various entities, and in our team we can count on the presence of two mentors, one with extensive experience in the business sector, thus guiding us on the less winding path that is entrepreneurship - César Martins, and on the other hand a scientific mentor, responsible for the start of our project and that allows us to be at the forefront of what is best done in the technical-scientific world - Luis Miguel Cunha.

Budget and due dates

Packaging Preparation - 2000 €

Bar production - 2500 €

Commissions - 461,25 €

  • English: The small world of insects

    Invest with
    10€ or more

    English: The small world of insects

    At this level you will receive a thank you letter + a glass with 5g of dehydrated insect.

    9 backers

  • Small step for the a man, a big step into entomophagy?

    Invest with
    25€ or more

    Small step for the a man, a big step into entomophagy?

    At this level you will be able to start your tasting of our products: - Letter of thanks; -5g of dehydrated Tenebrio; -2 Flavored protein bars to choose from (Peanut Butter and Honey or Apple and Cinnamon or Chocolate and Almond or Fig and Orange); -Port Chaves - Portugal Bugs * Shipping costs included to Continental Portugal

    9 backers

  •  Going on a tasty experience?

    Invest with
    50€ or more

    Going on a tasty experience?

    At this level you will be able to have a complete experience: - Letter of thanks; -5g of dehydrated Tenebrio; -5g dehydrated tenebrio with cayenne pepper; -8 Protein Bars (2x Peanut Butter and Honey, 2x Apple and Cinnamon, 2x Chocolate and Almond, 2x Fig and Orange); -Bag Bag - Portugal Bugs -Port Chaves - Portugal Bugs * Shipping costs included to Continental Portuga

    6 backers

  • Are you going to challenge your friends ?!

    Invest with
    100€ or more

    Are you going to challenge your friends ?!

    At this level you will be able to challenge your friends to begin to entomophagia because you will receive: - A super thank you letter; -5g of dehydrated Tenebrio; -5g dehydrated tenebrio with cayenne pepper; -16 Protein Bars (4x Peanut Butter and Honey, 4x Apple and Cinnamon, 4x Chocolate and Almond, 4x Fig and Orange); -Bag Cloth - Portugal Bugs -Porta Chaves - Portugal Bugs -Have a conversation with one of our team members; * Shipping costs included to mainland Portugal

    2 backers

  • Extreme experience!

    Invest with
    250€ or more

    Extreme experience!

    Wow if you decided to support us this way, you deserve all the best we can give you! - A super thank you letter; -5g of dehydrated Tenebrio; -5g dehydrated tenebrio with cayenne pepper; -32 Protein Bars (8x Peanut Butter and Honey, 8x Apple and Cinnamon, 8x Chocolate and Almond, 8x Fig and Orange); -Bag Cloth - Portugal Bugs -Porta Chaves - Portugal Bugs -Lunch with our team; * Shipping costs included to mainland Portugal

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

Sun, 23/02/2020 - 18:00

18/12/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 15:58

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

21/10/2019

26 members of the PPL community
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  • 9
    recurrent backers

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