WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE THRIVE ACCELERATOR?
INVESTMENT We provide companies with an investment of $100,000 ($50K investment and $50K in program value) for 5% equity. In some cases, we make follow on investments.
MENTORSHIP We pair each startup with two mentors: one specializing in technology and business, the other horticulture and/or specific industry verticals, all who bring a wealth of knowledge from their respective industries and geographies.
COACHING We provide companies with invaluable business coaching each week for ten weeks covering pitch development and delivery, sales & marketing, investment, legal guidance, and global expansion.
INCUBATOR SPACE We provide startups with a hot desk at the Western Growers Association in downtown Salinas, California for the duration of the program.
LEGAL COUNSEL, We offer one-on-one legal counsel with leading law firm Orrick.
ENGAGEMENT WITH CORPORATES We provide startups direct access to some of the largest food & agriculture corporates to initiate product testing, commercialization, and acquisition.
FORBES AGTECH SUMMIT We provide startups with tickets to the Forbes AgTech Summit,
which includes a demo table at the Innovation Showcase.