The multistakeholder investment platform catalyzed $3m in equity investment soil microbiome testing startup Trace Genomics and $535k in grant funding for three research projects.
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.
Elemental Excelerator, a non-profit funder of agriculture, water, energy, mobility, and circular economy startups, is accepting applications for its 8th cohort.
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.
A record number of startups applied for the third year of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, organized and run by global agtech business Alltech alongside Irish tech community hub Dogpatch Labs.
The FoodBytes! platform is introducing some new elements this year including new prizes and resources for participating startups, and new categories.
The free app is aimed at helping overstretched and frustrated farmers take advantage of futures markets, which are complex and time-consuming, using research-based software and automation.
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.
Wefarm is a mobile phone-based farmer network and collective for smallholders farmers in Africa that's recently launched an online marketplace for ag products.
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.
“I think the whole business model of just make more, sell more is broken; that’s not going to be a sustainable business model," says Karin Schofield at Sprout Accelerator.
The startup launched the startup competition to showcase the latest in agriculture innovation to its farmer members, and to give startups the opportunity to get exposure and real-time feedback from their target customers.
“Our networks are so tied in that in that it’s easy for us to go to our corporates and partners and ask them what they are looking for,” says Sprout Accelerator business strategy advisor Stu Bradbury.
Maersk is accepting applications for the second edition of its FoodTrack accelerator program, which will place an added emphasis on connecting startups to relevant partners and experts in the company.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.