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Founders Update #16: Insect Flour from Rostock – Where Does the ENTAVA Startup Stand?

In the era of advancing climate change, the need for sustainable solutions is crucial. But can sustainable businesses emerge from these solutions?

Humanity can scarcely afford environmentally destructive methods that threaten natural habitats and cause long-term damage to ecosystems. The significant challenge lies in discovering new solutions that are economically sustainable while being environmentally responsible. So far, it seems that the most economically viable approaches have been those particularly damaging to the environment.

ENTAVA, located in Roggentin near Rostock, has a solution for this. The startup produces high-quality and nutritious protein powder from insect flour. Through innovative production methods, the product is not only sustainable but also boasts excellent nutritional values. The neutrally flavored powder is versatile, serving as a genuine alternative to conventional protein sources.

The company’s end customers primarily operate in the B2B sector within food production and premium pet food industries.

Current Challenges

To optimize production, continuous efficiency enhancements and innovative technologies are being implemented to ensure a sustainable and seamless workflow.

Simultaneously, the focus is on strengthening distribution channels by establishing strategic partnerships and expanding reach through targeted marketing initiatives and network expansion.

The young team from Rostock
Raijana Schiemann, Mitgründerin von ENTAVA

Founder’s Note

Finally, we’re breaking free from the planning phase and stepping into the exciting phase of implementation – a moment we’ve eagerly awaited with anticipation and determination!

We’re particularly thrilled that we’ve made an innovation market-ready. It’s been a challenging yet incredibly instructive journey for the entire team – making the success even more satisfying. Now, it’s time for sales!


Question 1: What do you see working particularly well in the startup scene in MV?

The networking. By now, we’ve gotten to know each other quite well, fostering a fantastic exchange of ideas!

Question 2: What do you wish for the future?

Growth. Both for the startup scene, the investor landscape, and for ENTAVA.

Question 3: How did you discover the Gründungswerft?

Chuck and I belong to the ‘generation of founders.’ This allowed us to meet at startup events and, of course, support each other. I find it remarkable and unique the passion with which Chuck and the team run the Gründungswerft!


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Founders Update #16: Insect Flour from Rostock – Where Does the ENTAVA Startup Stand?


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