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Pearse Lyons accelerator

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator – Accelerating Innovation, Transforming Agriculture

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is the world’s leading non-equity, late-stage AgTech accelerator, where startups meet industry.

The accelerator, which is focused on later-stage startups, enables Alltech and Dogpatch Labs to facilitate faster global market access. By offering a comprehensive package of support, The Pearse Lyons Accelerator helps the selected startups navigate the challenges of scaling their operations globally, to service large corporate partners particularly.

Alltech provides selected startups the following benefits:

  • Access to a global network. Alltech conducts business in more than 130 countries worldwide.
  • Access to a network of executives that collectively have 100+ years of leadership experience and domain expertise within the agriculture industry.
  • A unique opportunity to present on the main stage of the ONE: Ideas Conference to more than 4000 attendees.
  • A €15,000 stipend to cover day to day expenses and software perks worth over €300,000 from companies such as Google, Facebook, Softlayer and Amazon.

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator selects 10 companies every year. The accelerator is held over the course of 16 weeks, part virtual, part physical, including three immersive weeks on site in Dublin, Ireland, at Dogpatch Labs. Final destination is ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where all 10 startups will pitch.

AgTech startups are encouraged to apply for The Pearse Lyons Accelerator programme before Dec. 31, 2018. Visit for more information and to apply.

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