Do you own any Pre-seed – Seed Stage agri-food tech companies? This is an opportunity for you, The immersive program will help you de-risk and validate your idea while preparing you to raise capital alongside building your go to market strategy. Apply Here
About the Programme:
The THRIVE Academy is a 12-week agri-food tech pre-accelerator program for idea stage entrepreneurs, early-stage startups and researchers looking to commercialize their innovations. THRIVE Academy is focused on supporting idea stage and pre-seed stage startups in the agri-food tech sector.
Through THRIVE Academy you’ll receive the tools and support to build a company foundation for scalable growth
- ACCELERATION: The program is specifically designed to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey and accelerate rapid progress towards commercial outcomes.
- MENTORSHIP: We’ll match you with mentors from our extensive network of industry insiders, corporates, alumni and investors.
- INVESTMENT READINESS: We’ll teach you the fundamentals of what founders need to be investment ready ensuring your highest chance at success when you seek outside funding.
- VALIDATION: We’ll help you test and validate your idea and make fast informed de-risked decisions that minimize your risk.
- SMART FARM ACCESS: You’ll have an opportunity to access Old’s College Smart Farm & other PSI’s to evaluate, demonstrate, and validate your developing technology.
- ACCELERATOR OPPORTUNITIES: Selected startups will have the opportunity to graduate into THRIVE’s Canada or Global Accelerator programs.
Who can Join The Programme:
- Six weeks of intensive programming
- Build a foundation for high-growth companies
- Market validation with corporate, farmer and grower network
- Prepare to become market and investor ready
- Implement Learning into ideas
- Refine go-to-market strategy
- Mentorship from THRIVE
- Demo Day
- Feedback for future steps
The’re looking for promising founders with innovative ideas
- Pre-seed – Seed Stage agri-food tech companies
- Researchers or university teams looking to commercialize a technology
- Early stage innovators with ground breaking ideas for agri-food tech
Applications will be accepted throughout the year with two intakes per year. One cohort will run September- November and the other cohort will run February- May.
How to Apply THRIVE Academy Agri-food Tech Pre-accelerator Program 2023
Through THRIVE Academy you’ll receive the tools and support to build a company foundation for scalable growth Click Here
Application Deadline: January 12th, 2024 at 11:59 pm