An Agrifood Tech Venture Creation Platform


THRIVE Studio Sprint is an accelerated validation process designed
to give you an edge in building your agrifood tech business.

Our 8-week agrifood venture validation process is for researchers and early-stage entrepreneurs. THRIVE Studio Sprint will help take your next big idea to a validated MVP, step-by-step.

How it works

Good solutions can come from anywhere

Which is why we work with research organizations and
post-secondary institutes to quickly test solutions and commercialize technology. We work with researchers and entrepreneurs to develop a custom development plan, building a foundation for future success.

As the solution grows and moves through the business lifecycle, companies can take advantage of other THRIVE programs such as the Academy and Accelerator for later stage companies.


We're looking for researchers, previous founders, and first-time entrepreneurs at the very beginning of their agrifood tech startup journey, prior to company formation and even pre-idea.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Researchers looking to commercialize a technology
  • Early-stage innovators with ground-breaking ideas
  • Individuals and teams who are passionate about building impactful agrifood tech solutions

THRIVE Studio Sprint Timeline

THRIVE Studio Sprint Benefits

Through THRIVE Studio Sprint you'll receive the tools and support to get you to a validated MVP.

Design and build your company faster with THRIVE Studio Sprint through an accelerated 8-week process to get you from pre-idea/idea to a defined MVP.


Avoid founder bias and assumptions by establishing a lean startup mindset into your company building process early.


Leverage tried and true methods for customer discovery and ensure early market validation.


Learn from a cohort of new and experienced founders working through the same stages and challenges.


THRIVE Studio is brought to you by the same teams responsible for THRIVE’s award winning Global Accelerator.


Join a global community of experts, startups, and corporates by joining the THRIVE ecosystem.

Frequently Asked Questions

The THRIVE Studio Sprint is 100% virtual. We encourage participants to attend our ecosystem events when possible.

All workshops will be held via Zoom. Upon acceptance, we request full participation in the workshops as well as completion of weekly assignments. 

The THRIVE Studio Sprint is dedicated to supporting pre-idea to idea stage founders with any level of entrepreneurial experience.

Applicants should indicate high interest in creating agrifood ventures, have access to or the ability or vision to build the relevant technology, and/or join with an idea.


Upon review of all applications, the top applicants will be invited to an interview with SVG Ventures | THRIVE. These will be scheduled at anytime after your application, with many occurring between April 19-26.

Offer of Acceptance for successful applicants will occur the week of April 29th.

Individuals and teams (maximum 3) are welcome to apply.

Applicants who are not invited to interview for THRIVE Studio Sprint will be personally contacted by the THRIVE Venture Studio team. There may be additional opportunities to get involved with THRIVE programs.

There is no cost to participate in THRIVE Studio Sprint.

After your final deliverable we’ll discuss options for potential continued co-building with THRIVE. Companies can also take advantage of THRIVE programs such as the THRIVE Academy and Accelerator.

If you have questions that aren’t answered on our FAQ, please email us directly at

Design and build your agrifood company faster, leaner, and smarter
with THRIVE’s Studio Sprint process.


The THRIVE Canada Venture Studio’s successful execution is made possible through the generous support of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program, managed by Alberta Innovates. This initiative is further supported by a consortium including the Alberta Ministry of Technology & InnovationPrairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), Alberta Innovates, and Olds College.