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THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program for African Agro Startups [$100,000]

Deadline: November 5th, 2021

THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program 2022

Applications are now open for the THRIVE VIII Accelerator Program to support seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive them 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 Accelerator looks for early to growth stage startups with technologies focused in the following areas:

  • Big Data & Predictive Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management and Traceability
  • Biotechnology
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Indoor Farming
  • Innovative Food
  • Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IOT
  • Animal Health & Livestock

Why You Should Apply

  • Access to Corporates: They will connect you with Corporate Partners from their high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and potential investment opportunities.
  • Access to Farmers: Through their extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, they provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.
  • Access To Investment: They 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 their 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 & advisers as well as access to their extensive global entrepreneur network.
  • Brand Exposure: You will receive a multitude of brand exposure opportunities & the opportunity for global press & media spotlight at Demo Day at the annual Forbes AgTech Summit.

Who Can Apply?

THRIVE Accelerator startups are from all over the globe.

Visit THRIVE VIII for more information.

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