Meet our inaugural Agtech Accelerator cohort

It may not be seeding season… but our Agtech Accelerator is taking root with its first cohort of companies officially locked in for their 12 weeks of programming!

Say hello to the 16 startups joining us in March.

Canadian companies

Lucent Bioscience: A Canadian company focused on developing sustainable crop nutrition products with superior ROI to help farmers feed a growing global population.

Ukko Agro: A precision ag company that leverages third-party data to provide recommendations for growers on when, where, and how much to spray.

IntelliCultureA IoT / precision farming solution focused on preventing pest outbreaks, increasing labor efficiency, and automating machine management in the vineyard and orchard segments.

Techbrew Robotics:  A robotics company that has built a machine to automate picking mushroom crops in indoor mushroom farms.

Livestock Water Recycling: A hardware and software technology that reduces the overall volume of manure by concentrating and segregating nutrients for strategic fertilizer application, and creating reusable water.

FeedFlo: A IoT device that provides real-time, actionable feed data for livestock producers.

Parametrics: Satellite data that gives simple coverage of crops to provide the most accurate way to assess the risk of the harvest during peak heat uncertainty.

Farm Health Guardian: A leader in disease prevention and outbreak preparedness for livestock and poultry operations.

ChrysaLabs: An innovative soil probe to sample and evaluate soil data.

FarmSimple Solutions Ltd:  A IoT product that monitors water levels and temperatures that are critical to livestock health.

AGvisorPRO: A knowledge marketplace for growers/producers and agriculture professionals.

United Kingdom companies

RAFT Solutions: Provide advanced breeding training, solutions, and strategies using advanced herd health management for the solutions of herd reproductive programs. 

Agrolabs: Maximize and control pollination effectiveness through automated beehive scheduling and a smart counting system.

Small Robot Company: A small, automated robot that monitors, treats, and plants crops autonomously make farming more efficient, more sustainable, and more productive

Crop Intellect : R-Leaf technology that captures atmospheric NOx pollutants and converts them to plant feed resulting in reduced air pollution and increased crop yield.

Smartbell: A precision engineering and data intelligence company that aims to empower livestock farmers and the entire livestock value chain– creating sustainable livestock farming practices by building the world’s first livestock service marketplace.

Fotenix: Combines cameras, deploying colours of light, with machine learning to monitor crop health.

Our Cohort 1 companies are identified as some of the top agtech startups in the industry. Each startup is on its own unique path with the opportunity to scale to the next level. Cohort 1 will take part in three months of programming, connecting them to mentors, investors, service providers, and industry experts. At the end of the three months, companies will pitch their startups to a panel of judges at ‘Demo Day’ as an opportunity to gain insightful feedback and to win funding to help fuel their growth. Stay posted for an in-depth look at each company in the coming weeks! 

Agtech Accelerator recruitment review

The Agtech Accelerator had a competitive application process and gained attraction from over 70 companies in over 32 cities, 4 countries, and 3 continents! Applicants were engaged in a wide variety of agriculture markets such as crops, livestock, retail, animal health, fintech, sustainability, precision ag, automation, greenhouses, mushroom farming, and bee pollination. One common trait we identified was the presence of clean technology. The majority of applicants had climate-friendly components, including non-pollutant fertilizer, livestock waste recycling, per-plant farming, and atmospheric NOx pollutant conversion. 

 

Learn more about our Cohort 1 companies

Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 UK company logos

March 10, 2022 News

Meet the UK companies who were selected for our Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1

Meet the UK Companies joining Cohort 1 of the Agtech Accelerator: RAFT Solutions, Agrolabs, Small Robot Company, Crop Intellect, Smartbell, and Fotenix. Meet them here.

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Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 company logos

March 9, 2022 News

From far and wide: meet our Canadian Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 companies

We are just days away from officially welcoming our cohort of 16 companies from across Canada and the United Kingdom; as they join us in Regina for the official kick-off of week one of their programming in the Agtech Accelerator. Get to know the Canadian companies here.

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