President Trump nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head the US Department of Agriculture, while Mastercard launched an East Africa agtech platform, and applications opened for two new accelerators.
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The accelerator, which is based in New York, selected eight startups from over 500 applications to take part in its 14-week program.
Awards, partnerships and agtech product trials dominate this week's industry brief.
The multi-sector accelerator program is launching its first agtech program alongside one for robotics and employs a different model to most.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Here the team from Bits x Bites, China's first accelerator VC to invest in early-stage food tech startups, gives us a snapshot of the China food tech startup scene.
A broad mix of startup news and industry updates make up this week's Ag Industry Brief.
Feeling reflective as we approach the holiday season and the end of 2016? In this week’s podcast, we talk to two food and agtech experts about the trends they’ve noticed in ag and foodtech in 2016.
FoodFutureCo is about to graduate its first cohort so we caught up with Shen Tong, founder, to find out more about the program and how it compares to his other program Food-X.
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
To ensure the innovators driving the industry forward get the recognition and encouragement they deserve, we are launching the AgFunder Innovation Awards. These are peer-selected awards based on nominations from our network.
Sam Trethewey is general manager of SproutX, Australia’s first agtech accelerator program which recently completed its first pre-accelerator cohort.
Startup resources continue to grow with a new accelerator and two competitions launching last week.
NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
While the value of accelerators for startups is quite clear, how venture capital firms view these resources is less so. Here, Matt Plummer from The Yield Lab explores the value accelerators offer to venture capital firms.
As with all startups competitions, the pitches at FoodBytes varied in quality, so here three of the judges -- Saran Nolet, Sam Trethewey, and Michael Dean, offer 5 pieces of advice to startups to help them perfect their pitch.
Australia’s national body for science and innovation CSIRO is trying to change the country's poor record for collaboration between research and industry with its innovation accelerator ON.
Sperm sexing technology, hi-tech glasses for drones, and an aerial imagery company working with John Deere make up a very diverse and exciting Ag Industry Brief this week!