ACCELERATING THE GLOBE’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

MENTORSHIP AND COACHING

MENTORSHIP AND COACHING

Startups are paired with two mentors focused in technology and horticulture. All mentors can be accessed at our mentor base.

INVESTMENT

INVESTMENT

We invest a total of $100K in all of the startups accepted to the accelerator ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for follow-on investment.

SERVICES & PROGRAM

SERVICES & PROGRAM

Weekly webinars cover fundamentals like fundraising and go to market, and services include office space, legal services by Orrick, AWS and hubspot.

CORPORATE ACCESS

CORPORATE ACCESS

Networking opportunities at annual events, as well as making individual introductions, we connect startups with our corporate partners interested in testing new technology.

ACCESS TO FARMERS

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.

AWARDS & MARKETING

AWARDS & MARKETING

We provide ongoing marketing services to our accelerator companies, host the THRIVE Top 50 awards and honor our startups at the Forbes Agtech Summits with a global audience reach of 115M.

How does the accelerator work?

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 mentorship from top leaders across industries, direct access to the largest agriculture companies and farmers located in the Salinas and Central California growing regions, and investment. The program begins mid-February and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

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Application Criteria

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

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Management and Traceability

Supply Chain Management and Traceability

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Robotics & Automation

Robotics & Automation

Indoor Farming

Indoor Farming

Innovative Food

Innovative Food

Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IOT

Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IOT

Animal Health & Livestock

Animal Health & Livestock

Seed Accelerator Timeline

JUNE 2019

Application Opens

OCTOBER 31ST, 2019

Application Closes

DECEMBER 2019

Virtual Pitch Day

FEBRUARY 2020

Seedcamp for accelerator finalists, meet cohort, mentors, corporate partners and THRIVE program managers

FEBRUARY – JUNE

4 -month accelerator program: Virtual

SUMMER 2020

Demo Day at Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA