The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators to implement solutions that promote sustainability through reducing the environmental impact of crop protection, reducing field greenhouse gas emissions, and empowering smallholder farmers to access sustainable agricultural solutions. The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. If you are a startup or scaleup that helps sustainably solve for one or more of our three focus areas, we want to hear from you!
How can we advance a carbon-zero future for agriculture in crop production systems?
How can we produce higher crop yields with lower consumption of natural resources?
How can we advance smallholder farming systems in socially, environmentally, and commercially responsible ways?
AMBASSADOR MARCIA BERNICAT
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Vatorex delivers a digital platform that enables control of the parasitic varroa mite, better bee health, and improved colony management for beekeepers seeking more effective and ecologically positive solutions.
Thinkbio is accelerating the transition to more sustainable crop production with Kreotec—a product which delivers a sustainable form of nitrogen to agricultural crops through the use of bacteria.
Gain brand recognition through Bayer’s channels and through the THRIVE | Forbes Demo Day
Secure placement in THRIVE’s Accelerator Program in 2022
MENTORSHIP & COACHING
Access Bayer’s technical and/or commercial experts based on your company’s needs and receive focused startup coaching from THRIVE
Gain brand recognition and achievement through Bayer and THRIVE channels
THRIVE TOP 50 FAST-TRACK
Receive automatic nomination for THRIVE’s TOP 50 AgTech & FoodTech Listings
Be shortlisted for future partnership opportunities with THRIVE’s network
- Pre-Seed (proving technology, building MVP, validating product market fit)
- Seed (measuring and proving target market and CAC)
Series A (proving scalability of base business and formalizing business model)
Series B (expanding market reach, growing team, bolstering key product offerings)