THRIVE CANADA ACCELERATOR
most innovative food and
Accelerating Canada’s most innovative food and agriculture technologies
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
THRIVE Canada II Accelerator Program
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.
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.
Check out our mentor bank here.
You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities through THRIVE’s extensive global network, press and media.
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.
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.