The THRIVE Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future.
We will connect you with Corporate Partners from our high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and potential investment opportunities.
Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.
We will invest $100K in your startup ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for additional follow-on investment.
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 & advisors as well as access to our extensive global entrepreneur network.
You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities & the opportunity for global press & media spotlight at Demo Day at the annual Forbes AgTech Summit.
The selected companies benefit from a 3 month virtual and in-person accelerator program that provides investment, direct access to the largest agriculture companies and farmers located in the Salinas and Central California growing regions, and mentorship from top industry leaders. The program begins in March and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.
"It is an honor to be accepted into this program with so many exciting startups. THRIVE has a history of being a leader in accelerator programs with thought-provoking, forward-thinking agriculture technology aspirations. We are excited for firsthand experience and collaboration with both trusted venture capital and corporate players."
— Matt Rohlik
"It's a great honour to be selected for the THRIVE program. Being able to share problems and solutions with other startups like us is a great experience. With THRIVE's experience, guidance, and network, we are on the fast lane to success!"
— Yuval Aviel
"THRIVE is the premiere AgTech accelerator in the U.S. The contacts, visibility, as well as access to potential partners and funders is extraordinary. It was quite an honor to be selected from hundreds and hundreds of great companies."
— Mark DeSantis
"Acceptance to the THRIVE Accelerator Program means access to corporates, mentors, AgTech investors, and a very prestigious AgTech ecosystem in the U.S. We are very excited to be the first African startup to be accepted to the community."
— Femi Aiki
"THRIVE's focus on driving commercial outcomes differentiates and elevates the value of their program on the AgTech world stage. We cannot wait to leverage the networking opportunities offered by THRIVE as we make market entry in to the United States."
— Alicia Garden
Goanna Ag addresses an environment suffering impacts of long-term drought and lack of water access. Using low-cost sensors and connectivity, this company works with growers to optimize water management across the farm and significantly improve on-farm efficiencies.
Healthy Cow Corporation
Healthy Cow products are developed to prevent critical diseases in the dairy sector. Derived from extensive systems biology research, ProPreg™ is an intravaginally applied probiotic that maintains a healthy reproductive microbiome before and after calving.
"Acceptance into THRIVE is an honour as their support further validates the importance of our mission. Healthy Cow has been diligently working to field test ProPreg’s™ effectiveness, and we’re excited to work with THRIVE, their partners, and their network to get it into the hands of progressive dairy farmers."
— Louis Hui
"The THRIVE Accelerator Program allows us to tap into a vast network of Agtech-focused entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and farms to accelerate our ability to bring our novel smart fertilizer to the market—which has significant benefits for the environment and food security."
— Michael Riedijk
Lucent Biosciences has developed a patented process technology that upcycles low value fiber from food processing residue like pea hulls or rice husk as a carrier for the micronutrients, creating a circular economy from crop to fertilizer.
Pheronym uses pheromones for eco-friendly pest control solutions. The company’s bio-control process improves plant health and crop yield using a new pheromone to control parasitic roundworms, control insect pests in the soil, and protect crop roots.
"Being accepted into the THRIVE Program validates the business case for our pheromone-based pest control products. The program will put us directly in touch with farmers and corporate partners to bring our sustainable products to the farmers."
— Karl Schiller
"As an Australian startup, joining THRIVE is a tremendous validation of our concept and a unique opportunity to scale. We look forward to being part of the THRIVE ecosystem and contribute to solving global challenges in the agrifood industry.”
— Daniel Pelliccia
Serket provides livestock farmers with an easy-to-use technology solution to monitor animal health. By detecting changes in animal behavior in real time, this company enables farmers to use less antibiotics, reduce feeding costs, and improve animal mortality rate and welfare.