ACCELERATING THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES

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.

ACCELERATOR BENEFITS

ACCESS TO CORPORATES

We will connect you with Corporate Partners from our high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and potential investment opportunities.

ACCESS TO FARMERS

Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.

ACCESS TO INVESTMENT

We will invest $100K in your startup ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for follow-on investment.

AWARD WINNING PROGRAM

Validate your startup to potential investors by your participation in our award winning program. Propel your business through access to our ecosystem, network, investment, customers and more.

EXPERT MENTORSHIP

You will have access to our global network of expert mentors who will provide invaluable guidance and share their wisdom and experience.

BRAND EXPOSURE

You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities & the opportunity to pitch on stage at Demo Day at the annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, California.

THRIVE Accelerator startups are from all over the globe. The 10 companies selected benefit from a 4 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 mid-February and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

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TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

THRIVE Accelerator looks for early to growth stage startups with technologies focused in the following areas:

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Management and Traceability

Biotechnology

Robotics & Automation

Indoor Farming

Innovative Food

Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IOT

Animal Health & Livestock

ACCELERATOR TIMELINE
Applications for our THRIVE VII Cohort will open in June 2020.

JUNE 2019
Application Opens
JUNE 2019
OCTOBER 31ST, 2019
Application Closes
OCTOBER 31ST, 2019
DECEMBER 2019
Virtual Pitch Day
DECEMBER 2019
FEBRUARY 2020
Seedcamp for accelerator finalists, meet cohort, mentors, corporate partners and THRIVE program managers
FEBRUARY 2020
FEBRUARY - JUNE
4 -month accelerator program: Virtual
FEBRUARY - JUNE
SUMMER 2020
Demo Day at Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA
SUMMER 2020