FoodBytes and GROW announce competition winners while Nestle and PepsiCo get involved in accelerator programs, and a cannabis accelerator opens for applications.
There are now over 100 resources globally, from accelerators to incubators, to pitch competitions, all aimed at helping food & ag startups build their businesses, but it can be overwhelming to navigate them all. Here are some tips.
Also this week, VDO TechAccel and microbiome startup Indigo both expand their leadership teams.
Richard Vierling recently joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research where he is responsible for the Vernon Research & Extension Center, Texas Foundation Seed Service, and business development for the AgriLife Centers.
Boragen's technology, which is licensed from Penn State University, is initially focusing on next generation, synthetic fungicides using a technology with a novel mode of action.
NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
Rabobank, a global financial services company operating in over 40 countries, has teamed up with San Francisco tech campus RocketSpace to launch a new accelerator called Terra, which will focus exclusively on food and agtech startups.
A few themes standout among the finalists this year including technologies serving the seafood and aquaculture segment of the food and agtech market.
UC Davis is a partner to a range of initiatives supporting agtech innovation and startups in and around Sacramento, California. Here are six of them.
AgTech Accelerator, which so far has raised $11.5 million of an overall $25 million to $30 million target, is somewhere between an accelerator and an incubator, and then some.
The Applegates have been inventing and building farm technology since they were nine years old and have now launched Praxidyn, an agtech startup.
The Center for Innovation and Technology is being sponsored by Bayer CropSciences, Farm Credit, Monsanto, Prophet North America, Toro Micro-Irrigation, Taylor Farms and JV Smith Companies, and is still open for applications.
The Californian startup is aiming to manufacture alternative dairy products with better nutritional and taste values than others on the market, according to co-founder Dr Neil Renninger.
The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit is now accepting submissions for the Technology Showcase at its event in San Francisco on March 16 - 17, 2016.
Deals from the week include a private equity-backed Australian producer's A$550m IPO, an agriculture fund commitment by Merced County and the Accel Partners-led Series A round of grocery delivery company Opinio in Bangalore.