THRIVE CANADA ACCELERATOR

Accelerating Canada’s
most innovative food and
agriculture technologies

THRIVE CANADIAN ACCELERATOR

Accelerating Canada’s most innovative food and agriculture technologies

Overview

The THRIVE Canada Accelerator supports early-stage agrifood tech startups from across the value chain whose
technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future. Supporting companies across
the agrifood value chain, the THRIVE Canada Accelerator places a strong emphasis on companies creating a sustainable
future through innovation.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

The THRIVE Canada 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.

TIMELINE

THRIVE Canada II Accelerator Program

ACCELERATOR BENEFITS
ACCESS TO CORPORATES

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

ACCESS TO FARMERS

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

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM

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.

EXPERT MENTORSHIP

You will have access to expert mentors and advisors as well as access to our extensive global entrepreneur network.
Check out our mentor bank here.

BRAND EXPOSURE

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of webinars will be held virtually via Zoom. Seed Camp Week and Demo Day will be held in-person, government guidelines permitting. 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 13th 2023 in Silicon Valley, California and Demo Day in early Summer 2023.

THRIVE is looking for Seed to Series A stage companies to join the program. 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, your startup can be in the pre-minimum viable product or prototype in beta stages. We seek to invest in innovative Agrifood tech 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 companies will be invited to Pitch Day, a virtual pitch event judged by our corporate partners, mentors and other ecosystem partners. This is currently scheduled for mid-December 2022. A formal interview will take place the following week. Offer of Acceptance for successful applicants will be contacted by January 26th 2023.
Thereafter, the onboarding and due diligence process begins with the THRIVE Accelerator team.

Applicants who are not invited to Pitch Day and Interviews will be personally contacted. The THRIVE Academy or Studio program may be better suited based on your company stage and goals.

No, there is no cost to the program. 

Not upon acceptance into the Accelerator program. Upon completion of Demo Day, there may be the opportunity for follow-on investment by SVG Ventures. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

PARTNERS