Applications are now open for innovators to apply to Indigo's Terraton Challenge for the chance of winning $20k in grant funding and up to $3m in Indigo contracts, as well as participation in a virtual incubation program, and trials with Indigo's farmer partners.
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.
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.
The agrifood industry needs more qualified entrepreneurs to enter the space, according to a new initiative from the European Union (EU) that wants to propel more entrepreneurs and innovators into the sector.
THRIVE was voted Most Valuable Accelerator by the AgFunder network. It has built a platform to accelerate agrifood tech startup innovation by partnering with leading organizations and corporates across the agrifood and tech industries.
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.
Voting will close at 5 pm PT on February 28. The winners will be exclusively announced at the ReThink Agri-Food Innovation Week in San Francisco on March 20 at a special networking evening bridging the World Agri-Tech and the Future Food-Tech Summits.
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.
This week we spoke with Belgian animal health startup ViroVet to learn more about its mission to tackle health and wellness in the livestock industry with novel vaccine and antibiotic reduction technology.