The future of row crop production is exciting and compelling, and as innovators and investors discuss the “possible,” an important question lingers: how – and how fast - will the farmers evolve their practices and business models to be successful as tomorrow’s farm leaders?
Every accelerator participant will receive a convertible note of €100k for participating in the program, and Rockstart can invest up-to €2 million in those it supports into later stage alongside investor partners.
For the F&A Next conference at Wageningen University next month, Anterra has selected seven food tech companies to pitch their novel technologies including logistics, gut microbiome testing, flavor analysis, novel milk proteins, and plant-based health products.
TERRA, a non-equity-based accelerator program, is unique in its approach to acceleration by focusing on startups that are ready to scale their businesses, as opposed to those at the proof of concept stage refining their pitches for seed funding.
Matt Crisp is cofounder and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology and gene editing. Here he writes about the startup's evolution and transition to now serving a broad range of clients across the food system.
Augean Robotics, a startup building autonomous farm equipment, and Rogo, an automated soil testing startup, both won awards at Farmers Business Network‘s (FBN) first startup pitch contest last week. Both companies will be featured on FBN Direct Marketplace for free for a year, a platform that connects farmers with exclusive FBN-member discounts from companies farmers know, use frequently and love.
Alltech does not take any equity from the startups and instead focuses on helping them with their business development and route to market, a big challenge for agtech startups. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.
Rajiv Singh, the former CEO of Rabobank North America, writes about FoodShot's search for projects and ideas that utilize the latest in technology, science, and engineering to address the crisis of soil deterioration ahead of the January 8, 2019 deadline.
FoodBytes! by Rabobank is returning to San Francisco for the sixth time in March 2019. The pitch competition is looking for food and agriculture innovators across the supply chain to apply to present their technologies in front of an audience of investors, corporate customers and potential partners.