ACCELERATING THE GLOBE’S MOST INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES

Accelerator applications for our 2019 accelerator cohort are now closed. If you would like to engage with THRIVE please fill in our registration form and we will notify you when applications open.

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 tow 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

During our larger and more intimate events, as well as on a case by case basis, we connect startups with our corporate partners interested in testing new technology.

ACCESS TO FARMERS

ACCESS TO FARMERS

Through our extensive network and 6000+ farmers of agriculture and food partners and growers, we provide startups with opportunities to test their technologies on field.

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 Summit.

How does the accelerator work?

THRIVE 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 in January and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

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Application Criteria

THRIVE AgTech looks for startups, pre-series A, with technologies focused in the following areas:

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Efficiencies in supply chain management, traceability and food safety

Efficiencies in supply chain management, traceability and food safety

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Robotics & Automation

Robotics & Automation

Indoor Farming

Indoor Farming

Plant Data & Analysis

Plant Data & Analysis

Farm Management Software

Farm Management Software

Animal Health

Animal Health

Seed Accelerator Timeline

JUNE 2018

Application Opens

OCTOBER 31ST, 2018

Applications Closes

DECEMBER 2018

Virtual Pitch Day

FEBRUARY 2019

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

FEBRUARY – JUNE

4 -month accelerator program: Virtual

SUMMER 2019

Demo Day at Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA