24 Hour Startup Agtech Recap
On June16 + 17, 2021, we teamed up with Canada’s Farm Show to host a 24 Hour Startup Agtech Event.
The simple answer is no.
Our event is broken down into two days and typically looks like this:
We usually end around 10 PM on Day 1, and kick off Day 2 around 8 AM. Teams can continue to work through the night on Day 1, however is not required or expected.
Yes, everyone who attends is expected to participate for the full two days. It’s important that we ensure all participants are committed to the process and can rely on one another.
No, but we encourage it! The more ideas pitched, the better. Pitches are only 60 seconds and public speaking practice is always valuable.
No. 24 Hour Startup is about exploring a new business from the ground up over the course of two days with a collaborative buy-in from all team members. Coming in with an existing business creates an imbalance to the competition and potentially impacts the contribution and buy-in from others.
The objective of the idea pitching on Day 1 is not to exclude certain ideas but rather to highlight the most popular and high-potential pitches to make a manageable number of teams. We aim for 6-10 teams at each event to ensure each team has the skilled members it needs to be successful. Getting 3+ backers is usually all that is needed to get your idea selected. If it is not selected, we work to ensure your skillset is able to fit well with another idea/team and build something amazing!
Nope! Everyone who attends the event as an attendee is expected to participate on a team, but the teams aren’t formed until Day 1.
Yes. We charge a small fee to participate, which varies per event and is usually no more than $25.
All you’ll need is a computer, a good internet connection, fuel for your body and a growth mindset!
A key part of our planning is to ensure we have resources readily available to you throughout the entire process. As such, you will have access to expert mentors from a variety of backgrounds. From revenue models to marketing to legal tech support, we’ve got it!
Ideally, you’re shooting to build a minimum viable product (MVP) for the business idea you’ve been working on which will include a variety of things, including:
For your 3-minute team pitch, we recommend:
More information will be provided to you during the introduction session at the event.
While it is a very inclusive environment with a strong focus on community building, we still feel there is a lot of benefit from a little friendly competition, especially to reflect life as a startup. It will be important to gather real-world feedback throughout the event and get a real-world startup experience – plus we have cash prizes to award!
It’s not required to continue after the event. Having said that, some teams decide to continue. Cultivator does an intake for its START programming twice a year, so if you and your team decide to continue, we encourage you to apply.