The THRIVE LATAM Challenge is part of THRIVE’s Global Initiative which aims to enable the needed transformations in Latin America’s food value chain as highlighted in the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Challenge will accomplish this by identifying, promoting, accelerating, and investing in innovative early-stage Latin American startups that are creating new and alternative paths for a more efficient and sustainable global food system.

One winning startup will receive the THRIVE LATAM Challenge Award, brand exposure, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and a spot at pitch finals for the award-winning THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program (March-June 2022) which includes investment and pitching at the THRIVE | Forbes Demo Day.

 Check out last year’s Demo Day here. The winner will also receive automatic acceptance as an Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) finalist.

THRIVE will also present two recognition awards: People’s Choice Award and Female Founder Award.

upcoming events

December 2, 2021

THRIVE LatAm Challenge

past events

October 14, 2021

An Acquisition to Lead Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

October 7, 2021

THRIVE Europe Challenge

September 9, 2021

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

June 30, 2021

Forbes | THRIVE Future of Food Summit

April 14, 2021

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge Launch

March 18, 2021

The Future of Food

Scott Komar, Driscoll’s Senior Vice President of Global R&D
Nate Storey, Plenty’s Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Nate Storey


August 20, 2020

Farming Our Way to a Sustainable Future

Bob Reiter, Head of Crop Science R&D – Bayer


July 23, 2020

Solving Systemic Food Insecurity

Matt Barnard, CEO – Plenty
Nate Storey, CSO – Plenty

July 9, 2020

Connecting the Physical & Digital to Transform Agriculture

Rob Painter, CEO – Trimble               

June 25, 2020

The Future of the Food Supply Chain

Bill Even, CEO – National Pork Board
Joe Weber, EVP – Smithfield Foods

June 4, 2020

USDA Innovation Imperative

Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary of Agriculture

May 7, 2020

Current Challenges & Future Opportunities in the Era of COVID

Neal Gutterson, CTO – Corteva

March 25, 2020

2020 THRIVE TOP50 Livestream

John Hartnett, Founder & CEO SVG Ventures-THRIVE