Silicon Valley, CA, February 24, 2020- SVG Ventures-THRIVE is delighted to announce the 13 companies selected to join their THRIVE VI Accelerator cohort. With an acceptance rate of less than 3% admission to the award winning THRIVE Accelerator Program is fiercely competitive. This latest cohort saw a total applicant pool of over 500 startups from seventy countries. Going into its sixth year, THRIVE continues to expand its presence in new regions around the world with winners from global pitch challenges at Smart Agrifood Summit Malaga, THRIVE Midwest Challenge Indianapolis, PMA Fresh Summit Challenge Los Angeles, and THRIVE Australia Challenge Melbourne all feeding into the THRIVE VI Accelerator Cohort.
The 13 Finalists, 4 from United States, 3 from Canada, 3 from Australia and one each from Portugal, India, and Chile, will kick off their 4-month Accelerator Program with a one week immersive Seed Camp in Salinas and Silicon Valley this week. Startups will get the opportunity to meet with many of SVG-THRIVE’s Corporate Partners, tour Driscoll Berries, Taylor Farms, and Yamaha Motor Ventures and attend workshops and networking events. The Accelerator Program culminates with a pitch at the renowned Forbes Agtech Summit in Salinas in June and the winner is awarded up to $200k in follow on investment and the opportunity to present at Forbes 30 under 30.
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The THRIVE Innovation Summit, held on March 25th at Santa Clara University is the premier gathering for top industry experts and innovative entrepreneurs focused on AgTech & FoodTech innovation. We are delighted to welcome USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky as our keynote speaker on the “Innovation Imperative: Shaping the Future of Agriculture.”
Come and hear from Stephen and also discover the transformative solutions that are shaping the future of food and agriculture and meet with over 250 AgTech leaders, investors, startups, and growth-stage companies Register Here.
About SVG Ventures-THRIVE Innovation Platform
SVG Ventures-THRIVE is the leading AgriFood innovation ecosystem, comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 2,500 startups from 90 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. THRIVE’s corporate innovation program is focused on connecting their corporate partners with emerging technologies and startups that will make the most significant impact in their organizations. AgFunder recognizes SVG Ventures-THRIVE as the “Most Valuable AgriFood Platform in the World.” For more information, please visit www.thriveagrifood.com and review the SVG Ventures Press Kit.
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