- SVG Ventures| THRIVE program is launching its third academy cohort on September 11, 2023.
- The 12-week pre-accelerator program aims to nurture agrifood tech entrepreneurs.
- The cohort will comprise 15 diverse companies from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
- Participants will gain access to THRIVE’s extensive network of corporates and investors.
- The program will conclude with an in-person Demo Day in Calgary, Alberta, on November 16.
SVG Ventures|THRIVE, a leading global agrifood innovation and investment platform, has announced its third academy cohort, set to commence on September 11, 2023. The THRIVE Academy is a pre-accelerator program to support agrifood tech entrepreneurs in their foundational stages.
The 12-week program offers tailored guidance and expert advice to entrepreneurs. It provides a blend of insightful mentorship and unparalleled access to THRIVE’s expansive global ecosystem, including resources like the esteemed Old’s College Smart Farm. Participants will also gain exclusive access to THRIVE’s extensive network of corporates and investors, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and growth.
John Cassidy, Managing Director of SVG Ventures|THRIVE Canada, expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming cohort. He emphasized the diversity and innovation demonstrated by the participants, stating that it mirrors the immense talent within the agrifood value chain globally.
John Hartnett, Founder and CEO of SVG Ventures|THRIVE, highlighted the Academy’s role in bolstering early-stage companies. He noted that the program equips founders to scale their ventures more effectively, addressing agriculture’s most significant challenges.
Laura Kilcrease, CEO of Alberta Innovates, pointed out the program’s alignment with Alberta’s agricultural prowess and innovation leadership. She described the THRIVE Academy as a bridge connecting Alberta’s innovators with global investors and collaborators.
The third cohort comprises a robust representation of companies, including seven from Alberta, Canada, one from British Columbia, Canada, one from Winnipeg, MB, and the remaining participants from the United States and the United Kingdom. Companies in the cohort include Algi, Bactery, Beekeeping Innovations Ltd., CarbonOxy Tech, CropMind, ForageSoft, Green Feed Solutions, Pikassist, ReEnvision Ag, rZero Labs, Thinai, Threshold UAV, Typha Co., Uproot Food Collective, and Wild Genomics.
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