THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program

Accelerating the world’s most innovative agriculture technologies


THRIVE Accelerator: startups are from all over the globe

The THRIVE Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future.

The selected companies benefit from a 3 month virtual and in-person accelerator program that provides investment, direct access to the largest agriculture companies and farmers located in the Salinas and Central California growing regions, and mentorship from top industry leaders. The program begins in March and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

Eligibility Criteria

THRIVE is looking for focused, well-rounded companies with great teams, disruptive ideas, and the ability to execute. We will identify approximately 30 companies from our global applicant pool to pitch to our team and corporate partners. A total of eight companies will then be selected to participate in our THRIVE Accelerator Cohort.

Team, technology, traction, and total addressable market are key criteria for selection.

Accelerator Benefits

  • Access to Corporates
    We will connect you with Corporate Partners from our high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and potential investment opportunities.
  • Access to Farmers
    Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.
  • Access to Investment
    We will invest $100K in your startup ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for additional follow-on investment.
  • Award-winning Program
    Participation in our award-winning program will validate your startup to potential investors and give you access to THRIVE’s ecosystem, network, customers, and investment in addition to significant perks from network partners IBM, STRIPE, Hubspot, Zendesk, AWS, Zenefits and Carta.
  • Expert Mentorship
    You will have access to expert mentors & advisors as well as access to our extensive global entrepreneur network.
  • Brand Exposure
    You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities & the opportunity for global press & media spotlight of the Demo Day at the annual Forbes AgTech Summit.

THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program Timeline

THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program

THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program


November 5, 2021
OrganizerSVG Ventures
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Agribusiness, Animal farming, Big data, Biotechnology and medical research, Crop farming, Food production, Internet of things (IoT), Transport and logistics