News THRIVE AgTech Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator THRIVE Agtech is now accepting applications for its fifth cohort. Ten startups will be selected to participate in the five-month accelerator, which kicks off Spring 2019 and culminates with THRIVE’s Demo Day held at the Forbes AgTech Summit in June 2019. Early stage agtech companies can specialize in a variety of sectors, including big data & analytics, biotech, farm management, next gen farms, and robotics & automation solutions.

Interested startups can apply here by October 31, 2018. To learn more about this year’s THRIVE winner and runners-up, visit their website.

Want to learn more about THRIVE’s vision and mission before applying for the 2019 cohort? Consider attending Seeds of Our Future 2018 on August 27-30, presented by the Silicon Valley Forum. THRIVE Program Director Mareese Keane will be speaking alongside top executives from IBM, Driscoll’s Berries, Turatti and Ripe.io on the Practical Applications in Blockchain: A New Business Model for Produce Management. Hear firsthand how THRIVE is working with agtech startups to address innovation and sustainability in practical, scalable ways.

THRIVE Accelerator Benefits

  • Connections: Meet with corporations and growers that can provide field trials and product validation
  • Investment $100K per company
  • Mentorship: Top tier industry, technical and business experts on hand to guide and support your startup
  • Exposure: Demo Day at Forbes AgTech Summit and participate in the THRIVE Innovation Showcase March 27, 2019
  • Virtual: Get together with your cohort and our corporate partners in Salinas and Silicon Valleys at the start and end of the program and participate for the remainder of the program remotely
  • Resources: Working space at Western Growers Innovation Center in Salinas, CA, access to legal Services with Orrick, and memberships to AWS and Hubspot