THRIVE GLOBAL INITIATIVE
CANADA CHALLENGE
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What is it?

The THRIVE Canada Challenge solves problems of the Canadian agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, and selects the best startups and scaleups for investment and global recognition.

SELECTION cRITERIA
Startups should be Seed to Series A with technologies focused in the following areas
MEET OUR FINALISTS
HEALTHY COW


Healthy Cow is a biotech for the dairy industry. Their goal is to develop new solutions to enable dairy farmers to rely less on antibiotics and hormones, so that they can produce more natural, wholesome and healthy milk.

INDEX


The world’s first massively scalable, and customizable genetic traceability technology, applicable at any point throughout the food system.

AG VISOR PRO


AGvisorPRO matches, connects, archives, rates and transacts knowledge sessions between “seekers” and “advisors” to provide answers now!

SOILOPTIX


SoilOptix® produces the most detailed high-definition soil mapping sensors that can accurately map over 25 different layers for growers globally.

THISFISH


ThisFish Tally is software that enables seafood processors to digitize quality control, production and traceability data in real time using tablets and IoT devices.

LUCENT


Lucent Biosciences is on a mission to address climate impact on global food security and nutrition with a carbon-neutral smart fertilizer that regenerates the soil and delivers higher crop yields without runoff pollution.

VERTITÉ


Vertité grows without sun or soil so they can grow food literally anywhere. They take advantage of vertical hydroponics to maximize space efficiency, LEDs to maximize yields, and sophisticated automation to reduce labor costs.

IHRD


Impactful Health Research & Development develop compostable active packaging to prolong the shelf life of fresh fish, increasing return on investment for the entire value chain.

NEUPEAK


Neupeak aims to bring fully automated strawberry harvesting robots that will solve the problem of chronic labor shortage on farms by using cutting edge advances in artificial intelligence to easily maneuver through a farm, identify ripe and undamaged strawberries, and pluck them from the plant.

Judging Panel
SPECIAL GUeSTS

MARK THOMPSON

EVP and Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer
Nutrien

Winning Company receives

The winner will receive the THRIVE Canada Challenge Award and advance to the finals of the Global THRIVE Accelerator Program with an opportunity to be selected for the THRIVE VII Cohort in Silicon Valley, CA.

Benefits for Entrepreneurs
Timeline
SEP 24, 2020
nov 20, 2020
14 Jan, 2021
Applications Open
Applications Review
Applications Close
Finalist Mentorship & Prep
Pitch Challenge
How to engage

Headline Partner

Headline Partners are looking to be the key sponsors and supporters of the Challenge—spotlighting early-stage startups that solve local or global agrifood tech challenges while getting visibility from the global innovation ecosystem.

Challenge Partner

Challenge Partners are looking to support the regional challenge, highlight the best startups in the region, and collaborate with key innovation leaders in the agrifood space.

Startup Partner

Startup Partners are interested in supporting the challenge winner while getting visibility in the region and globally through our community of over 18k startups, scaleups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech.​

Co-marketing Partner

Co-Marketing Partners have an extensive network of agrifood innovators in the region and are interested in getting visibility within our community of over 18k startups, scaleups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech, while supporting the communication of the Challenge.

Apply to the THRIVE Canada Challenge