Watch the 2022 THRIVE TOP 50 Release

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.

upcoming events

August 9th and 10th, 2022



August 9th and 10th, 2022


June 15th, 2022

Global Impact Challenge Launch

June 1, 2022

Thrive Demo day at Inventures

February 24, 2022

THRIVE TOP50 Release - 2022

January 27, 2022

Spotlight on Canadian Agrifood Innovation

December 2, 2021

THRIVE LatAm Challenge

November 17, 2021

Spotlight on Israeli AgTech Solutions

October 19, 2021

The Challenges and Opportunities for African Agri-Food in Today's Digital Age

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

Frank Yiannas, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response

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

Nolan Paul, Eric Adamson, Dan Steere, Koji Hasegawa

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