THRIVE is a high ranked Agtech Accelerator and the most active agtech investor in the world. We are committed to advancing the future of food and agriculture through innovation, and we provide startups with investment, access to our corporate and farmer network, expert mentorship and advice, and phenomenal exposure through our THRIVE | Forbes Demo Day at the annual Forbes AgTech Summit.
The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge is therefore a global search for the most innovative startups who are advancing a more sustainable future for agriculture. The urgency of the climate crisis is more apparent than ever and disruptive innovation is key to creating a more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive, healthy and equitable future.
Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Impact Challenge is focused on three key themes, each one central to supporting the transition to a net-zero future for agriculture. These challenge themes include:
- Soil health & Biodiversity
- Increasing food security
- Reducing and offsetting emissions
Startups should be Seed to Series A with technologies focused in the following areas;
Soil health & Biodiversity
- Regenerative agriculture
- Alternative fertilizers
- Alternative pesticides & herbicides
- Crop nutrition & novel inputs
- Water management.etc
Increasing food security
- Alternative proteins
- Food loss prevention
- Indoor farming
- Functional Ingredients.etc
Reducing and offsetting emissions
- Carbon sequestration
- Carbon markets
- Reducing animal emissions and animal cruelty
- On-farm emissions reduction, etc.
Finalists from each theme will advance to the finals and pitch at the THRIVE Sustainability Summit where the overall winner will be announced.
The Winning company receives the THRIVE Global Impact Challenge Award and a place on the award-winning THRIVE Global Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley, alongside other benefits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 26, 2022