THRIVE DEMO DAY
Twenty global startups representing our THRIVE VIII Global Accelerator Cohort and Canada Accelerator Cohort competed in our 2022 Demo Day at the Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta. The 20 global start-ups, selected from an applicant pool of almost 900 companies pitched their innovative solutions and technologies before an audience of investors, corporate partners, and local and national media.
The Sustainability Award went to Canadian startup Verdi who are building the first commercial platform to deliver personalized nutrition directly to plants. They help growers significantly improve crop value while protecting crops from environmental stress.
Peru based SpaceAg were the recipients of the Innovation Award. Their software platform empowers people in agriculture through digitization and data collection, providing information that improves their quality of work and life.
Lupinta from Sweden were the winner of the People’s Choice Award. They are an R&D driven Food Tech Startup, using lupin beans as the core ingredients to develop healthy, tasty, and environmentally friendly meat alternatives.
SVG’s long-standing media partner, Forbes also joined the conference with remarks delivered by Sherry Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer.
Meet the THRIVE VIII Accelerator Cohort
Chat and meet with the startups during demo day event
Cattler is a management software platform for the cattle industry, integrating processes and third party technologies into an online business ecosystem.
Founders: Ignacio Albornoz, Martin Garbulsky, Ezequiel Conti
F4A is a technology company fighting food waste primarily on a food retail level, by connecting the supply – food, that supermarkets would throw away – with supply- consumers, who are willing to buy these products at a discounted price.
Founder: Ilana Devillers
Haystack Ag provides cost-effective and high-accuracy soil carbon verification solutions for landowners and carbon markets.
Founder: Matthew Rosen
Iamus is an agricultural technology company that uses machine learning to turn visual, environmental and biometric bird and farm information into actionable data for poultry producers.
Founder: Share Kieran
Lupinta is an R&D-driven Food tech startup, using lupin beans as the core ingredients to develop healthy, tasty, and environmentally friendly meat alternatives.
Founder: Eslam Salah
Muddy Machines is a robotics platform that carries out labour intensive work in horticulture (especially harvesting) using computer vision, machine learning and swarm robotics.
Founder: Florian Richter, Christopher Chavasse
Pharm Robotics is creating a robotic health center that will help farmers with the inoculation process for their cows. Once fully developed, the automated system will record when the cow was given vital pharmaceuticals, what kind of medication she was given, the dose administered, and how much she weighs at that point in time.
Founder: Alika Chuck, Marinus Dijkstra
SeedLinked is a two-sided platform: a seed innovation platform powered by thousands of growers reviews that fuel a prescriptive seed marketplace.
Founders: Nicolas Enjalbert, Dylan Bruce
SMAPPLAB is a reliable pest pressure monitoring and forecasting tool. Less pesticide, more harvest, sustainable agriculture.
Founder: Donat Posta
Space AG is a software platform that empowers people in agriculture through digitization and data collection, providing information that improves their quality of work and life.
Founders: Guillermo De Vivanco, Cesar Urrutia
Meet the THRIVE I Canada Accelerator Cohort
Knowledge is the key to sustainability. AGvisorPRO increases sustainability by connecting those seeking agriculture advice with trusted experts who can provide answers now, thus increasing the confidence of those on the ground implementing new ideas and technologies.
Founders: Robert Saik, Patrick Walther
Susterre is pioneering the use of UHP water jets in row crop planting applications, improving the cutting of crop residue and the placement of crop inputs into the soil. Susterre’s technology facilitates the use of no-till farming and cover crops, which drives costs out of farming, helps regenerate the soil and preserves natural resources.
Founder: Michael Cully
aiSight is a smart egg detection platform that decreases egg farm’s operational losses by controlling egg flow and equips farmers with actionable insights on poultry health and productivity.
Founders: Keyana Yeatman, David Raby-Pepin, Dave Bourbeau
RHST Industries Inc
RHST Water Pearls improve water efficiency in agriculture by suppressing water vapour emissions, while remaining permeable to air and water, thereby providing a sustainable means to impact water scarcity, food security and climate change.
Founder: Thomas Gradek
Develops intelligent robots to automate the most labor-intensive and repetitive tasks in agriculture.
Founders: Hani Eskandari, Amirmasoud Ghasemi
EcoBloc protects assets from rodent destruction. Utilizing ultrasonic sound, their sustainable exclusion solution creates an invisible fence around buildings, preventing rodent infestation from starting in the first place.
Founder: Jason Trask
Nectar’s mission is to secure the world’s pollinated food supply chain. Using precision beekeeping technology, Nectar helps commercial beekeepers run healthier bees and ensure growers’ access to pollination while providing agrifood stakeholders the pollinators data to optimize toward a sustainable food supply chain.
Founders: Marc-André Roberge, Evan Henry
Verdi is building the first commercial platform to deliver personalized nutrition directly to plants. They help growers significantly improve crop value while protecting crops from environmental stress.
Founders: Arthur Chen, Roman Kozak, Jacky Jiang
Nurture Growth Bio
Nurture Growth Bio is a circular economy company that upcycles food waste and uses innovative science, with a little help from Mother Nature and beneficial microorganisms, to transform it into a microbial fertilizer that increases yield and improves soil health while reducing dependence on synthetic fertilizers.
Founders: Le Luong, Can Nguyen
Combines advanced AI algorithms with sensor data from inside the cow to assists farmers with better animal health insights, improve farm productivity, and reduce the environmental impact of the industry.
Founder: Denis Tokarev