THRIVE ACADEMY

Helping early stage founders
become market and investor ready.

Applications are Now Open!

Overview

THRIVE Academy is focused on supporting pre-seed stage startups in the agri-food tech sector.

The THRIVE Academy is a 12-week agri-food tech pre-accelerator program for idea stage entrepreneurs, early-stage startups and researchers looking to commercialize their innovations. Our immersive program will help you de-risk and validate your idea while preparing you to raise capital alongside building your go to market strategy. 

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Benefits

Through THRIVE Academy you'll receive the tools and support
to build a company foundation for scalable growth
ACCELERATION


The program is specifically designed to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey and accelerate rapid progress towards commercial outcomes.

MENTORSHIP


We'll match you with mentors from our extensive network of industry insiders, corporates, alumni and investors.

INVESTMENT READINESS


We'll teach you the fundamentals of what founders need to be investment ready ensuring your highest chance at success when you seek outside funding. 

VALIDATION


We'll help you test and validate your idea and make fast informed de-risked decisions that minimize your risk.

SMART FARM ACCESS


You'll have an opportunity to access Old’s College Smart Farm & other PSI’s to evaluate, demonstrate, and validate your developing technology.

ACCELERATOR OPPORTUNITIES


Selected startups will have the opportunity to graduate into THRIVE’s Canada or Global Accelerator programs. 

Program at a glance

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WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We're looking for promising founders with innovative ideas

Specifically we are looking for:

  • Pre-seed – Seed Stage agri-food tech companies
  • Researchers or university teams looking to commercialize a technology
  • Early stage innovators with ground breaking ideas for agri-food tech

Does this sound like you?

Applications will be accepted throughout the year with two intakes per year.
One cohort will run September- November and the other cohort will run February- May.

PARTNERS

The THRIVE Academy’s successful execution is made possible through the generous support of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program, managed by Alberta Innovates. This initiative is further supported by a consortium including the Alberta Ministry of Technology & InnovationPrairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), Alberta Innovates, and Olds College.

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