Call for Applications: THRIVE Accelerator program for Global Startups in AgriTech and FoodTech
HOW DOES THE ACCELERATOR WORK?
THRIVE startups are from all over the globe. The 10 companies selected benefit from a 4 month virtual and in-person accelerator program that provides mentorship from top leaders across industries, direct access to the largest agriculture companies and farmers located in the Salinas and Central California growing regions, and investment. The program begins mid-February and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.
THRIVE Accelerator looks for startups, pre-series A, with technologies focused in the following areas:
Big Data & Predictive Analytics Supply Chain Management and Traceability Biotechnology Robotics & Automation Indoor Farming Innovative Food Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IoT Animal Health & Livestock
MENTORSHIP AND COACHING Startups are paired with two mentors focused in technology and horticulture. All mentors can be accessed at our mentor base.
INVESTMENT We invest a total of $100K in all of the startups accepted to the accelerator ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for follow-on investment.
SERVICES & PROGRAM Weekly webinars cover fundamentals like fundraising and go to market, and services include office space, legal services by Orrick, AWS and hubspot.
CORPORATE ACCESS Networking opportunities at annual events, as well as making individual introductions, we connect startups with our corporate partners interested in testing new technology.
ACCESS TO FARMERS Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.
AWARDS & MARKETING We provide ongoing marketing services to our accelerator companies, host the THRIVE Top 50 awards and honor our startups at the Forbes Agtech Summit.
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019
Illustration Photo: A farmer using the Africa Rice digital application in Ross Bethio, Senegal (credits: CTA ACP-EU / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))