Whether a seed or growth startup, THRIVE is committed to accelerating and scaling promising technologies in agriculture and food.


Seed Startup

Are you a startup looking for investment, mentorship and commercial opportunities?

Seed startups are:

Pre-Series A
Product in Development



  • Investment $100,000 ($50K investment and $50K in program value) for 5% equity

  • Mentorship One-on-one weekly coaching from horticulture & technology executives

  • Incubator Space Hot desk at the Western Growers Incubator Center in downtown Salinas (CA)

  • Legal Counsel We offer one-on-one legal counsel with leading law firm Orrick

  • Forbes AgTech Summit Tickets & demo presentation opportunities provided 


Growth Startup

Are you a startup interested in doing business with our corporate partners?

Growth startups are:

Series A+
Product in Market



We work closely with our corporate partners to define key areas of need, while identifying promising growth stage agtech companies ready to scale their products to address these opportunities.

  • Presentation opportunities at select THRIVE signature events (including Innovation Forum each Spring)

  • Exclusive introductions and meetings with our corporate partners

  • Potential partnership, investment, or acquisition