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THRIVE Accelerator, presented by SVG partners in association with Verizon, Forbes The AgTech Summit and Western Growers
A program is open to USA, Canada, and International technology-enabled startup companies in the areas of food production and agriculture technology to receive mentorship and investments. Selected companies will gain access to the best expertise and resources of top agricultural and tech leaders to help deploy their innovative technologies.
Applicants come from all over the globe. Selected THRIVE companies will benefit from an 8-week acceleration process based on high-level mentorship, collaboration and direct access to the world’s top fresh agriculture companies in and around Salinas and the central California growing region.
THRIVE 2016: 8-Week Acceleration Program
Week 1: Induction – Program Overview – Mentor Engagement
Week 2: Leadership Talk – Meet the Industry Experts – Discuss AgTech and/or FoodTech Challenges
Week 3: Pitch Camp – Learn Best Pitch Approaches – Feedback
Week 4: Mentor Engagement – Meet the Mentors – Review Strategy – Determine Approach
Week 5: Field Day – Trip to Appropriate Customer/operation & Service Organizations
Week 6: Mentor Engagement – Review Progress – Begin Preparations for Demo Day
Week 7: Prep Week – Final Preparations for Demo Day
Week 8: Demo Day – Pitch and meet investors/Customers – Winners Chosen
Each company participating in the program gets the opportunity to pitch to leading Agriculture VCs and companies to receive the funding they need. This can range from seed funding up to $5 Million dollars. Participation in the THRIVE Accelerator does not guarantee funding. It does ensure that you will be showcased and receive the opportunity for serious consideration from engaged investors.
GrantWatch ID#: 165902
10 Finalists will be selected to participate.
From seed funding to up to $5,000,000.
The program lasts for 8 weeks, from February 29 through April 25, 2016.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact Form: http://www.thriveaccelerator.com/contact/
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