Helping early stage founders become market and investor ready.
The THRIVE Academy is 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.
Ready to shoot for the moon?
AGRI-FOOD TECH NETWORK
to build a company foundation for scalable growth
The program is specifically designed to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey and accelerate rapid progress towards commercial outcomes.
We'll match you with mentors from our extensive network of industry insiders, corporates, alumni and investors.
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.
We'll help you test and validate your idea and make fast informed de-risked decisions that minimize your risk.
You'll have an opportunity to access Old’s College Smart Farm & other PSI’s to evaluate, demonstrate, and validate your developing technology.
Selected startups will have the opportunity to graduate into THRIVE’s Canada or Global Accelerator programs.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year with two intakes per year. The fall cohort will run September - November and the Winter cohort will run January - March.
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?