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Apply for the THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge for start-up and scale-up innovators

The THRIVE | Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge aims to identify and support top start-up and scale-up innovators who are driving the global transformation to climate-smart agriculture practices. The challenge aligns with Shell’s Powering Progress strategy and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge is open to start-ups and scale-ups located around the world.

START-UPS
  • Pre-seed to seed stage
  • Start-ups will be screened based on:
    • Novel – is the idea fundamentally different, disruptive and unproven?
    • Valuable – could the idea create substantial new value if it works?
    • Doable – is there a plan to prove the concept quickly and affordably?
    • Relevant – is the idea relevant to the future of climate-smart agriculture?
SCALE-UPS
  • Series A +
  • Proven scalability of a base business and formalized business model
  • Detailed plan outlining:
    • Marketing reach
    • Team structure
    • Key product offering

Benefits – Winners will be selected to receive

FUNDING – Up to $100,000 in funding to develop a proof of concept*

ELIGIBLE FOR INVESTMENT – Considered or eligible for investment from Shell Ventures if investment criteria met

SHELL GAMECHANGER Acceptance into the Shell GameChanger program with access to coaching and additional funding opportunities

THRIVE TOP 50 FAST-TRACK – Receive automatic nomination for THRIVE’s TOP 50 AgTech & FoodTech Listings

MARKET VALIDATION -Potential pilot opportunities with Shell

PUBLICITY -Gain brand recognition through THRIVE media and brand exposure across various channels

AWARD-WINNING THRIVE ACCELERATOR -Selected applicants will secure placement in THRIVE’s Accelerator Program in 2024

MENTORSHIP & COACHING -Access THRIVE’s extensive ecosystem of industry experts & receive focused startup coaching

THRIVE ECOSYSTEM -Be shortlisted for future partnership opportunities with THRIVE’s network *Exceptions may apply

TIMELINE -For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge 2022. Application Deadline: December 11, 2022

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