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BREAKING: Apps are open for 2024 GLOCAL Game Changers Latin America agrifoodtech accelerator!

April 29, 2024

After a momentous 2023 edition, the GLOCAL Game Changers program is back for another year and invites agrifoodtech startups to apply for participation.

Agrifoodtech acceleration and investment fund GLOCAL focuses specifically on Latin America, a region rich in biodiversity and natural resources that simultaneously grapples with inefficient supply chains and a lack of access to financing and technology for farmers.

A host of agrifoodtech startups has emerged in recent years to address these and other issues facing Latin American farmers and food companies.

Argentina-based GLOCAL backs Latin American startups hoping to change agrifood, from production to nutrition, through tech and innovation. The firm’s growing portfolio currently includes the likes of agribusiness marketplace platform Agrofy, water conservation startup Kilimo, and biologicals company Puna Bio, among others.

The Game Changers program offers startups in the region the chance to join GLOCAL’s portfolio in addition to growing their businesses and forging new, valuable industry connections.

Who should apply

GLOCAL Game Changers looks for Latin American startups working at any point in the food value chain, from traceability platforms, marketplaces, and alternative foods to carbon neutrality, water management, climate tech, ag biotech, and ag fintech.

Startups should be at the early stages (Pre-seed, Seed, and Pre-Series A), with a validated minimal viable product and a team of full-time founders.

GLOCAL will pick five startups from the pool to participate in the program.

Applicants will have the opportunity to access an investment ticket of up to $500,000.

What past participants say

The 2023 edition of Game Changers saw more than 500 applicants and over 130 matches between startups and companies through business roundtables and other interactions. Key players from the industry provided 30 mentoring sessions to add value and specific insight to participating startups.

GLOCAL gave us many networking opportunities and early adopters contacts to try out our technology,” noted Franco Martinez Levis of Puna Bio. “Their support and their agribusiness connections in LatAm were key to accelerating our commercial development.”

“For us, being part of GLOCAL’s portfolio means gaining access to a valuable network of contacts, immersing ourselves in the regional ecosystem, and collaborating with key corporates in LatAm, which expands growth and partnership opportunities,” said Agrosingularity CEO Daniel Andreu.

Startups interested in applying for GLOCAL Game Changers 2024 can apply here until June 28.

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