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.
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.
- 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
Agribusiness, Animal farming, Big data, Biotechnology and medical research, Crop farming, Food production, Internet of things (IoT), Transport and logistics