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Now Open: GROW Impact Accelerator Program for emerging Foodtech & Agritech Startups ($100K in Investment)

Our current food system is at the heart of many of today’s biggest opportunities and challenges. It’s clear that we urgently need to accelerate wide-ranging solutions for how we produce, process, package, transport, consume, and dispose of our food. The GROW Impact Accelerator, backed by AgFunder, drives this transformation by supercharging the growth of emerging foodtech and agtech startups tackling the world’s biggest challenges of sustainability.

Successful companies receive USD$100K investment from AgFunder and in-kind programme benefits, including an accelerator programme that refines your business model for global growth and plugs you into the AgFunder & GROW network.

Benefits

GROW Impact Accelerator will connect you with customers, suppliers, regulators, service providers, mentors, investors, and provide you with media exposure to help you GROW your business.

  • A series of one-on-one virtual coaching with GROW’s innovation and entrepreneurship experts over the five months
  • Periodic check-ins with the AgFunder investment team including the integration of a framework for impact measurement and stakeholder communication
  • One-on-one mentor sessions with GROW’s global network of cross-industry partners, including international food & agriculture MNCs, brand design, marketing, sales, sustainability, finance and more
  • Group learning and insight sessions to deepen your understanding in agrifoodtech, entrepreneurship, fundraising, sustainability and impact
  • Networking and connections with other agrifoodtech entrepreneurs

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

USD$100K investment by the AgFunder GROW Impact Fund through a SAFE, to be converted at your next financing round

PRODUCT TESTING & DEVELOPMENT

Access to growth partners for product testing, development and scaling

CUSTOMER VALIDATION

Matching with some of the world’s biggest agrifood MNCs to help with customer validation and feedback, deploying pilots projects, and securing new sales contracts

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INVESTMENT NETWORK

Curated introductions to AgFunder’s investment network of private and institutional investors from across the globe to help you raise your next funding round

COACHING & MENTORSHIP

Our experienced team of coaches & mentors offer startups a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts

CO-WORKING SPACE

Physical workspace in Singapore (or virtual office address, if overseas) through the duration of the programme.

MEDIA EXPOSURE AND PUBLICITY

Through the AgFunderNews platform with a global reach of 90,000+ subscribers, plus other PR, events and networking opportunities including a Demo Day at the conclusion of the programme

VISA SUPPORT

Opportunity to receive application support for SG EntrePass visa through GROW’s partnership with Enterprise Singapore

Timeline:

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 2022
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE: January 30 2023
  • SELECTIONS/INTERVIEWS: February 2023
  • PROGRAMME STARTS: April 2023

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the GROW Impact Accelerator 2023. Application Deadline:  30 January 2023

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