The accelerator for agrifood start-ups
looking to scale and expand globally

The THRIVE Global Accelerator program is a 12 week award-winning program designed specifically to support seed through series A companies, preparing them for growth and scalability. Supporting companies across the agrifood value chain, the THRIVE Global Accelerator places a strong emphasis on companies creating a sustainable future through innovation.
The THRIVE Global Accelerator program is specifically designed to support Seed to Series A stage companies.

The THRIVE Accelerator program is specifically designed to support Seed to Series A stage companies. At this stage, companies are past ideation and are at least in the pre-minimum viable product, prototype in beta or product in market (paying customers) growth stages. This program benefits companies looking to attract both national and international customers.
THRIVE has other programs to support earlier stage companies such as the THRIVE Academy and Venture Studio.


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

We will connect you with Corporate Partners from our high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and potential investment opportunities.


Through our extensive partner network inclusive of farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.


THRIVE will connect you to corporate partners and investors from our network who may pursue investment. Following completion of the program, THRIVE will offer investment to select companies.


Participation in our award-winning program will validate your startup to potential investors and give you access to THRIVE’s ecosystem, network, customers, and investment in addition to significant perks from network partners IBM, Stripe, Hubspot, Zendesk, AWS, Zenefits and Carta.


You will have access to expert mentors and advisors as well as access to our extensive global entrepreneur network.


You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities through THRIVE’s extensive global network, press and media.


You will have opportunities to meet, collaborate and network with fellow Agri-Food Tech founders from across the world through our, virtual workshops, and in person at our Seed Camp and Demo Days!

Frequently Asked Questions
  • The THRIVE Accelerator is a mix of virtual and in-person programming. There is 4+ months of virtual programming in each cohort, in addition to 2+ in-person weeks of connecting with your cohort and networking with our global community. The in person programming will take place during Seed week in March and Demo Day in July. 
  • The majority of virtual webinars will be held via Zoom. Upon acceptance into the program, we request full participation in our webinars, events and workshops.
  • Seed Camp week is currently scheduled for the week of March 18th, 2024 in Silicon Valley, California and Demo Day in June 2024. Subsidized travel for program participants traveling from out-of-town are available.
  • The THRIVE Accelerator is dedicated to supporting Seed to Series A stage Agri Food Tech startups. 
  • At this stage, companies are past ideation and are at least in the pre-minimum viable product, prototype in beta or product in market (paying customers) growth stages.

No, we don’t require paying customers and your startup can be in the pre-minimum viable product or prototype in beta stages. We seek to invest in innovative AgriTech and FoodTech startups that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that can potentially solve some of our biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries.

Upon review of all Accelerator applications, the top applicants will be invited to Pitch Day, a virtual pitch event judged by the SVG Ventures investment committee, corporate partners, mentors and other ecosystem partners. This is currently scheduled for December 2023. 

Applicants who are not invited to Pitch Day and final interviews will be personally contacted by the THRIVE Accelerator team. Based on your company stage and goals, there are additional opportunities to get involved with the THRIVE Academy or THRIVE Studio 

There is no cost to participate in the THRIVE Accelerator program.

Upon acceptance into the THRIVE Global Accelerator program, SVG Ventures will invest $100K in your startup ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for additional follow-on investment.

During virtual programming, there is a 2 to 3-hour weekly commitment featuring:  

  • Weekly workshop or panels
  • Founder stories
  • Connections to mentors throughout the program
  • Monthly coaching calls with the THRIVE Team 

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