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September 21, 2023 Founders, News


With two nominations at this year's Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Awards, Precision AI (Cultivator SCALE Alumni) walks away with a trophy for Innovation. Read the full media release here and see all of the winners!


September 21, 2023 Agtech, News, Partnerships


Providing financial support to AGTECH ACCELERATOR is a natural fit for FCC’s venture capital program. Read more about the alignment of the partnership here!


September 20, 2023 News

Jordan McFarlen closes a chapter at Cultivator as Incubator Manager

Cultivator founders and community members from across the tech ecosystem gathered to listen to a reflective fireside chat, led by a Cultivator SCALE founder and engaging Q+A. Read about the full celebration here.


September 19, 2023 News

Betakit covers Cultivator’s $100M milestone

This week, Cultivator achieved a milestone with its program's companies raising over $100 million in private capital since 2019. Read the Betakit article for details.


September 7, 2023 News, Programming

Cultivator surpass $100M in private capital raised

We are proud to announce that in the past four and half years, its companies have raised a combined total of $115.8M in private capital, $49.6M in public funding, and achieved $64.1M in revenue. Read the full media release here!


August 29, 2023 News, Partnerships

Cultivator and Conexus Venture Capital announce partnership with C100

This partnership will provide opportunities for Cultivator and Conexus VC companies to connect with Canadian investors, builders, operators, and mentors from around the globe.


July 31, 2023 Agtech, News

Vive Crop Protection Inc. selected for Government of Canada’s GHP

Vive Crop Protection Inc. (AGTECH ACCELERATOR Alumni) has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Government of Canada’s Global Hypergrowth Project. One of eight companies to be named. Read the full article to learn how Vive is being recognized as a high-growth trajectory agricultural leader in Canada.


July 27, 2023 Agtech, News, Partnerships

AGTECH ACCELERATOR and Olds College sign MOU to establish agtech hub in Alberta and Saskatchewan

AGTECH ACCELERATOR and Olds College of Agriculture & Technology have joined forces in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a global agricultural tech hub in the prairie provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Read the full news release here.


July 25, 2023 Founders, News

Limbus AI graduates from Cultivator’s SCALE program

Karl Otto (Limus AI - CEO), Josh Giambattista (Limus AI Director - Medical), Carter Kolbeck (Limbus AI Director - Machine Learning), and Jon Giambattista (Limbus AI Director - Software) joined us for a celebratory gathering that honored their accomplishments throughout their journey at Cultivator.


July 21, 2023 News

Welcome to GROW: iOrders + Variable Hub

Cultivator is happy to announce two new startups that will be joining the GROW cohort: iOrders and Variable Hub. Find out more information about the companies here!


July 19, 2023 News

Cultivator and Conexus Venture Capital take on Startupfest

Cultivator and Conexus Venture Capital collaborated to bring a delegation of 11 high-growth and investment-ready companies to Startupfest. Our primary goals were to connect these companies with investors, communicate the benefits of our programming and make connections with top mentors and speakers for Startup Summit 2023. Here's more on our experience!


July 18, 2023 Agtech, News

6 AGTECH ACCELERATOR companies named in top 15 list of sustainable agritech startups

AGvisorPRO, Vivid Machines, ChrysaLabs, IntelliCulture, OneCup AI, and Ground Truth Agriculture all made the list! Read the full article here!


June 30, 2023 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Global Agtech Summit featured at Canada’s Farm Show

Hold onto your hats for this recap! This full-day conference was the place to be for farmers, founders, and funders, offering a glimpse into the future of agriculture and agtech innovation. Learn who we featured on the Launch Pad stage.


June 29, 2023 Events

Startup Summit 2023

Startup Summit connects North America's founders, investors, mentors and more from right here in Saskatchewan's queen city. Two days of founder sessions, keynote speakers, tactical takeaways and a TON of networking opportunities. This is one event you don't want to miss.


June 29, 2023 Events

Cultivator + Conexus VC travel to Startupfest

Cultivator and Conexus Venture Capital have been invited to host the Investor matchups at Startupfest. If you are attending the conference stop by and say hi in the tent village! 


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June 29, 2023 News

All the ‘JUICE’ on Citrus Technology

Taking youth sports to a whole new level; we 'squeezed' all of the zesty details from Andrew Gottselig on his tech startup! 'Peel' into this this Founder Feature for a closer look!


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June 28, 2023 Agtech, News

Revolutionizing agriculture in just 24 hours

Designers, ag entrepreneurs, and tech developers came together to connect, ideate, build, and pitch their minimum viable product that they created in under 24 hours! Heres how it went down...


June 27, 2023 News

UofR Degrees Article: Cultivating tech in Saskatchewan

Hear from Maggie Sinclair - Conexus Credit Union Chief Growth Officer, Jordan McFarlen - Incubator Manager of Cultivator, David Crossman - Founder + CTO of Citrus Technology, and Hannah Tait - Founder of ProdYous.


June 12, 2023 News

Vive Crop Protection secures $34M (CAD) Series C

After establishing a presence south of the border, Vive (Cultivator - AGTECH ACCELERATOR company) has secured nearly $34 million CAD ($26 million USD) in Series C financing to fuel its research and development (R&D) plans and geographic expansion efforts.


June 12, 2023 News

Ground Truth Ag named in top 10 AgriTech startups to watch in 2023

"The Global Startup Heat Map highlights the 10 AgriTech startups you should watch in 2023 (featuring GroundTruth Ag - Cultivator Agtech Accelerator company) as well as the geo-distribution of all 2453 startups & scaleups analyzed for this research."


June 12, 2023 News

HomeTeam Live named in list of “15 Canadian media and entertainment startups you can’t ignore”

"In this article, (HomeTeam Live - Cultivator SCALE company - is showcased alongside) 15 noteworthy tech startups based in Canada, highlighting their unique contributions to the media and entertainment scene."


June 12, 2023 News

StoreToDoor named in top 15 tech companies redefining the industry

"In this article, (StoreToDoor - Cultivator SCALE company - is showcased alongside) 15 fascinating startups that are making waves in the Canadian media and entertainment scene. These startups are pushing boundaries, disrupting traditional norms, and reshaping the future of the industry."


May 30, 2023 News

SolusGuard won a $50,000 investment prize at Uniting the Prairies (UP) Conference

SolusGuard, a Cultivator SCALE company, founded by Serese Selanders, won a $50,000 investment prize at Uniting the Prairies (UP) Conference provided by the Firehood, an angel group dedicated to women-led tech innovations.


May 29, 2023 Agtech, News

Picketa Systems, an AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 2 company, closes their $1.4M (CAD) seed round

Picketa Systems, an AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 2 company, a Fredericton startup has developed technology for plant tissue analysis in seconds. Read more about their raise here!


May 19, 2023 News

Cultivator represents AGTECH ACCELERATOR at AIM for Climate Summit 2023

The AIM for Climate Summit (AIM4C) was hosted May 8-10, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Cultivator was invited to join this year's event with an opportunity to represent the AGTECH ACCELERATOR on a main stage panel. Read some of the highlights here!


May 10, 2023 Agtech, News

ChrysaLabs Secures CA $15 Million ($11 Million) Series A Funding

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 1 Company: ChrysaLabs Secures CA $15 Million ($11 Million) Series A Funding. Learn more about their recent raise and cutting edge technology in today's media release!


May 9, 2023 Events

Global Agtech Summit

Join AGTECH ACCELERATOR for this full-day summit that will connect farmers, founders, and funders and provide an exclusive look at the future of agriculture and agtech innovation.


May 4, 2023 News

Cultivator founders can ‘count’ on MNP

Tait Nystuen, CPA and senior manager of MNP, reminisces on the partnership between MNP and Cultivator. Learn more about the services that the accounting firm provides to Cultivator founders and how their support directly impacts startups.


May 2, 2023 Event recaps, Founders, News

Collective wisdom: insights from our Q2 – 2023 Founders’ Retreat

Cultivator organizes a quarterly Founder Retreat with notable mentors such as Mona Minhas, Allison McMillian, Steph Boon, and many more! Get a full insight into what Founders experienced at the latest Q2 retreat.


May 2, 2023 Events

24 Hour Startup | AGTECH – Pitch Finale – 2023

This event brings together the best and brightest in agriculture, technology, and business to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a minimum viable product (MVP) in just 24 hours! Join us as we watch the 24 Hour Startup | AGTECH teams pitch their MVPs to a panel of guest judges for a chance to win up to $7,000.


May 2, 2023 Events

24 Hour Startup | AGTECH – 2023

This event is designed to connect the Agtech startup dream team of agriculture industry professionals, farmers, ranchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business professionals, developers and tech gurus, and design and marketing all-stars. As a participant, you will experience the rollercoaster of highs and lows that are part of everyday startup life, all in just 24 hours! #AgtechGrowsHere – plant your seed for the future!


Man in a red shirt stand next to a large gong while holding a soft padded mallet and a microphone.

May 2, 2023 News

Celebrating milestones with a big BANG!

As some Cultivator startups are hitting some high growth milestones, we take a moment to celebrate their successes.


April 28, 2023 News

START Cohort 8 | The legacy burns on

10 companies pitched at the START Cohort 8 Demo Day with a chance to win $16K+ worth of prizes. If you missed it, we have the full recap here!


April 25, 2023 News

Allison McMillan, CFO of 7shifts, joins Cultivator’s Advisory Council

"Order up!" Read Q+A with Allison McMillan, CFO at 7shifts, as we introduce her as the newest member of our Cultivator advisory council. Allison is a highly accomplished, driven individual, who has exceptional experience and success raising capital.


April 21, 2023 Agtech, News

Vivid Machines, an AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 2 company, closes $4.3M USD Seed Round

Vivid Machines Inc. announced the successful completion of an oversubscribed first close of its seed round funding of $4.3M USD. The company, founded by Jenny Lemieux, CEO, and Jonathan Binas, CTO, has developed advanced computer vision technology that gives fruit growers and others in the fruit supply chain accurate real-time crop data down to the plant level.


April 20, 2023 News

Investing In Our Planet: Prairie Robotics x Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we take a look at the crucial role that Prairie Robotics plays in accelerating the world toward a circular economy.



April 19, 2023 Agtech, News, Partnerships

Innovation Saskatchewan and the AGTECH ACCELERATOR gain new partner: WHIN

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the pilot partnership between Innovation Saskatchewan (IS), Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), and Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator) to further support agricultural technology development and economic growth in the province.


April 6, 2023 News, Programming

Meet the START Cohort 8 companies

We recently welcomed 10 new companies into Cultivator's START program! Here is a brief overview of each new innovation!



April 6, 2023 Events, Programming

START Cohort 8 Demo Day

Curious about all the exciting things happening in our ecosystem? On April 27, our 10 START companies will each have 3-minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. Join us to see who takes home the $10K prize!



March 30, 2023 Agtech, Event recaps, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 2 Kick-off Week

Our HQ hosted companies from across Canada, Australia, and the UK, and we made sure to give them a taste of the best that Saskatchewan has to offer... especially in that cold winter weather!


FarmSimple Solutions wins top Startup TNT investment

March 30, 2023 Agtech

Have you HERD? FarmSimple Solutions wins top investment at Startup TNT Agtech Summit

Katlin (Founder of FarmSimple Solutions - Cultivator GROW Company - AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 1) scores top prize of $150,000 investment from Startup TNT.


March 22, 2023 Founders, News

Hot Off(Street) the press

Offstreet, a Cultivator SCALE company, announced the closing of a $1.2M seed round. Read the full release from the OffStreet team here!


March 20, 2023 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Cultivator visits Silcon Valley for World Agritech

Cultivator represented the AGTECH ACCELERATOR at the World Agritech Innovation Summit in San Fransisco on March 12 and 13 -- along with 16 companies from across Cohort 1 and 2 of the AGTECH ACCELERATOR program. See the highlights here!



March 14, 2023 Agtech, News, Partnerships

UFA Co-operative announces engagement with AGTECH ACCELERATOR

The strategic collaboration will deliver many benefits and opportunities to UFA and its members, including access to critical innovators in the agriculture industry and a pipeline to regional, national, and global startups.


Cultivator's women in tech - seven women collaged together

March 6, 2023 News

Cultivator celebrates International Women’s Day

"Just because it's a male-dominant field doesn't mean you can't dominate in the field." Cultivator's 'Women in Tech' community shares reflections on challenging the status quo in the tech industry.



March 1, 2023 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR cohort 2 is on the horizon

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR, founded by Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator), Emmertech, and Economic Development Regina (EDR), is excited to announce the 16 companies selected to participate in cohort 2 of the program. Meet the companies and learn more here!


February 17, 2023 Event recaps, News

An unFOURgettable celebration

This year we celebrated our 4th year of supporting high-growth tech companies from our HQ in Regina. We did this by doing what we do best; bringing the community together and welcoming a new wave of tech founders with 24 Hour Startup. WARNING: the following recap might create feelings of FOMO


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February 16, 2023 Founders, News, Programming

Record breaking metrics showcase Cultivator’s impact in the past 4 years

For the past four years, Cultivator has been cultivating the next generation of tech founders. From new products to major investments, Cultivator has been an integral part of the growth of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s tech industry.


3 founders smile as they listen to a session at Cultivator's Founders' Retreat.

February 13, 2023 Event recaps, Founders, News, Programming

Cultivator Founders’ Retreat proved to be more ‘energizing’ than ‘relaxing’

Danielle Gifford, Marty Yaskowich, Dana Abdullah, Charles Plant, Giovanna Payne, and Chris Payne visited Cultivator for the first Founders' Retreat of 2023. These six experts shared their insights on the current state of tech and gave a fresh perspective to founders to help them expand their skillset.


Cultivator's 24 Hour Startup 2023

February 7, 2023 Event recaps, News

24 Hour Startup “time warp”

The collaboration and instant camaraderie between everyone in the room set the scene for an impressive lineup of 7 innovative MVP's pitched to our panel of guest judges! Read more, as we break down the details of our 24 Hour Startup event!


Rob Hannam, CEO of Farm Health Guardian, talks into microphone while pitching at Canada's Farm Show

January 23, 2023 News

Farm Health Guardian secures SDTC funding

Why did the chicken cross the road? get SDTC funding! Cultivator, Cohort 1, Agtech Accelerator Alumni, Farm Health Guardian secures seed funding.


IntelliCulture + Precision AI chosen by John Deere

January 13, 2023 Agtech, Founders, News

Two Cultivator almuni companies were chosen for John Deere’s 2023 Startup Collaborator Program

The two Canadian startups chosen were Kitchener-based farm equipment management software startup IntelliCulture, and Regina-based AI drone startup Precision AI. Both companies are alumni of Cultivator programming.


January 4, 2023 Founders, News, Partnerships

HomeTeam Live to stream Saskatchewan Winter Games 2023

HomeTeam Live is very excited to announce that they have partnered with the 2023 Saskatchewan Winter Games to stream select events this upcoming February from Regina, Saskatchewan.



December 30, 2022 News

Cultivator’s top 10 moments of 2022

As we wrap up 2022, Cultivator takes a look back at the amazing year and shares its top moments. Which moments, stories and milestones made the list? Check them out here.


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December 15, 2022 News

Offstreet shares their secrets to success on the road to raising

We had the honour of getting into the passenger seat of what it's like on the journey for Offstreet as they work to scale their startup and hit some significant growth milestones heading into 2023. Sit down, buckle up, and give this FOUNDER FEATURE a read!


BudSense Team posing for photo in Cultivator space

December 12, 2022 Founders, News

They grow up so fast

Starting a business is a complex process but starting a technology company has a unique set of complications that come with different risks. Industry West Magazine chats with several Saskatchewan tech startups to hear about their journey to grow a successful tech company.


Five people sit on a couch celebrating the success of their Movemeber fundraising campaign.

December 5, 2022 Event recaps, Founders, News

Mo’vember at Cultivator

On Dec. 1, 2022, Movember's Team Cultivator announced they had raised $5000 for men's health through the Movember foundation! Check out some of the fundraising activities we hosted throughout the month.


Group of people sit under a Cultivator sign holding sparklers.

December 4, 2022 Events

Cultivator’s 4th Birthday Bash

Join us as we watch pitches from our 24 Hour Startup and celebrate the successes of the Cultivator’s programs, partners, and community that have been with us the past 4 years.


Four people surround a computer while collaborating on new innovation idea

December 4, 2022 Events

24 Hour Startup

24 Hour Startup brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, lead designers, and makers from across the province to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a minimum viable product (MVP) in 24 hours. Register for the Feb. 2023 event today.


AGRIBITION 2022 - three horned hereford cattle in a snowy feild

December 4, 2022 Events

Agribition 2022

On Nov. 30, Cultivator represented our AGTECH ACCELERATOR at the Canadian Western Agribition's Grain Expo + Indigenous Ag Summit. We hosted two insightful panels with friends in the industry and colleagues from Conexus Credit Union.


Three people sit on high stools as they discuss agtech topics during a panel at Grain Expo 2022.

December 2, 2022 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Agribition 2022: Not our first rodeo

On November 30, Cultivator powered by Conexus represented the Agtech Accelerator at the Grain Expo + Indigenous Ag Summit. We hosted two insightful panels with friends in the industry and colleagues from Conexus Credit Union. Saddle up and read our recap here!


Bre Walkeden and Jordan McFarlen sit on a fancy teal blue damask patterned couch with gold detail. Bre Walkeden is holding a Cultivator foam finger in the air.

December 1, 2022 Agtech, News

STEP’ing into the global market

Cultivator has been lucky enough to have the support of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) over the past few years, officially signing them on as our Market Expansion in-residence partner in early 2022. Learn more about how STEP is impacting Cultivator companies and exploring opportunities for growth globally.


Lucent Biosciences founders a AGTECH ACCELERATOR

November 14, 2022 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR recognized as AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint partner

AGTECH ACCELERATOR is proud to be recognized as an Innovation Sprint partner with the Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27). AIM for Climate works to enable solutions at the intersection of agriculture and climate and seeks to address climate change and global hunger.


Rob Saik types on his computer wearing a Cultivator lanyard.

November 10, 2022 Agtech, Events


Please join us for an engaging and informative, AGTECH ACCELERATOR VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE on November 16, 12pm-1pm (CST) This is your chance to ask any burning questions you have and reaffirm WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY for Cohort 2.


START Cohort 7 founders posing on stage infront of 9 monitor wall

November 7, 2022 Event recaps, News, Programming

START Cohort 7 comes to a close with Demo Day

START Cohort 7 founders put their all into Demo Day as they pitch in front a panel of expert judges and over 75 attendees. The stakes could never be higher!


AGTECH ACCELERATOR - COHORT 1 founders stand in a room clapping.

October 26, 2022 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 1 yields incredible success

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR shared the results of its inaugural cohort, which saw unprecedented success, in the first half of 2022! The AGTECH ACCELERATOR brings together both agriculture and technology to accelerate the growth of Canadian agtech startups built to solve global problems. Read the metrics here.


Annie Quangtakoune holds a green cup smiling talking to another person.

October 25, 2022 News, Partnerships

McKercher LLP ‘appealing’ to Cultivator startups through market-focused legal advice and scaleable legal solutions

We are so fortunate to have McKercher LLP as our Legal In-Residence partner. This collaboration allows Cultivator founders to have legal support throughout all stages of their company. Read our appreciation spotlight on McKercher LLP in this Partner Feature!


Judges at Demo Day event looking over their notes about the companies

October 19, 2022 Events, Programming

START Cohort 7 Demo Day

Curious about all the exciting things happening in our ecosystem? On November 3rd, our 9 START companies will each have 3-minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. Join us to see who takes home the $10K prize!



October 11, 2022 News, Partnerships

Getting ‘mellow’ with Twello during Cultivator’s Wellness Week

As World Mental Health Day approached (October 10, 2022), it was important for our team to bring more awareness to our Mindfulness in Residence partner, Twello, and provide a refreshing week of activities for founders and startup team members to take part in. Learn more about Twello and see some of the events we planned during Wellness Week in this article.


Annika Mang

September 29, 2022 Founders, News

Annika Mang leads us down her path to becoming the founder of TrailCollectiv

We had the privilege of walking down the path of Annika Mang's founder journey and what led her to TrailCollectiv! Take a step outside, breathe in the fresh air, and give this FOUNDER FEATURE a read.


September 28, 2022 Event recaps, News

Startup Summit 2022 Highlights

This year's theme was “Cultivate your future”. We focused on providing founders and startup team members with engaging and insightful content in an atmosphere that fosters meaningful connections. Read our full recap and find our highlights from the event here!


Big Idea Camp 2022

August 18, 2022 Event recaps, News

The boldest, brightest, and BIGGEST Big Idea Camp ever!

With a record breaking 15 campers from Regina and surrounding high schools, we were able to connect future founders to some of the most innovative tech startups in Saskatchewan. Buckle up and get ready as we walk you through everything the Big Idea Campers dove into.



August 11, 2022 News, Programming

Crunching data and crushing ‘za with Max Schmeiser

Our Cultivator crew was grateful to host Max Schmeiser, VP of Data Science & Engineering at Netflix. Max shared his experience of expanding his career path through tech, working on different teams, and transitioning through different company cultures.


gong wild

July 29, 2022 Founders, News

If you like Pina Coladas… and celebrating milestones!

We invited our Cultivator Community to a vibrant luau party to celebrate their Q2 milestones! Check out some of the achievements that were announced by Precision AI, Offstreet, SolusGuard, and our Cultivator Team here.


July 20, 2022 News

Big Idea Camp is bringing back the HEAT this summer!

Big Idea Camp, Regina's Tech Startup Bootcamp for teens, will get campers to think bolder, brighter, and BIGGER! Taking place on AUGUST 11 + 12, participating teens will dive into what it takes to START, GROW, and SCALE a tech startup from right here in Regina. 



July 11, 2022 Agtech, Founders, News

Back to the roots of FarmSimple with Co-Founder, Katlin Lang

We are taking you back to the roots of FarmSimple with a special feature on co-founder: Katlin Lang. Hear what he has to say about his experience in Cultivator programming and the Agtech Accelerator.



July 8, 2022 Agtech, Event recaps, Founders, News

Cohort 1 Agtech Accelerator: Mentorship, Sessions, Demo Day, and Gong Graduation!

The finale week of the Agtech Accelerator has us longing for an encore from the founders! This inaugural cohort set the bar high for future cohorts. Here is a look back at some of the activities we hosted for founders during their week in Regina… 



July 5, 2022 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 Finale Week Recap

After 8 weeks of virtual programming, 20 founders, from our Agtech Accelerator, reconnected in Regina to conclude their formal programming with Cultivator. Take a look back at some of the events the Agtech Accelerator founders attended during their visit to Regina in June, 2022.


24 hour

June 30, 2022 Agtech, Event recaps, News

24 Hour Startup | AGTECH – Roundup!

In less than 24 hours 47 participants created teams, ideated, built, and pitched a tech solution for a problem that exists within the agriculture industry today. Read our full recap from our 24 Hour Startup | Agtech event that we hosted at Canada's Farm Show.


big idea camp

June 29, 2022 Events

Big Idea Camp

Big Idea Camp brings together aspiring young innovators to explore the avenues of entrepreneurship. In just 2 days, campers will learn what it takes to launch a tech startup and solve real company problems in an experiential learning environment.



June 28, 2022 News

Pride Month: How Cultivator infuses INCLUSION throughout the year

The conversations around inclusion are incredibly valuable within the tech atmosphere and the community. Cultivator is dedicated to a journey of growth for itself and its members throughout the year. We look back on a memorable panel that had an impact on Cultivator's startups. Read more here!


wheelhouse live

June 9, 2022 Founders, News

Wheelhouse Live leads community inclusion during Pride Month

Cultivator is proud to support companies that embrace their true identities and encourage unity. Cultivator’s GROW company Wheelhouse Live has proven to be a positive advocate for inclusion in the community through their on-demand and in-person platforms.



May 30, 2022 Agtech, Founders, News

Cultivator hosts Lucent Bioscience $19 million announcement

Protein Industries Canada (PIC), AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (“AGT Foods”), Lucent BioSciences (“Lucent”), NuWave Research, IN10T, and Aberhart Ag Solutions announce a collaborative project that includes the installation of a new manufacturing process for the production of Soileos in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Find out more here!



May 26, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

GROW + SCALE Founder’s Retreat

Last week, our GROW + SCALE founders had the opportunity to sit down with experienced tech professionals that provided new perspectives on their startup journey.



May 24, 2022 Agtech, News

Saskatchewan rallies behind the next wave of innovation in agriculture

Whether it's government, industry, mentors, or producers... when asked, Saskatchewan shows up without hesitation! Read how here.



May 16, 2022 Founders, News

Cultivator celebrates female founders for Women Entrepreneurs Week

Since its inception, Cultivator has proudly supported 38 female founders. Women entrepreneurs have forever been underrepresented in the tech industry and we strive to combat that with intentional support through female leadership. Click here to read a spotlight on some of our current female founders at Cultivator.


kyle scott

May 14, 2022 Events

Agtech Investor Panel, hosted by Conexus Venture Capital + Emmertech

This panel, hosted by Kyle Scott, Managing Director of Conexus Venture Capital and Emmertech, will outline why venture capital and investment into the agriculture industry is rapidly growing. Hear from some of North America’s top investors about why they are excited to be investing into the next wave of agtech companies.


24 Hour Startup | Agtech Finale

May 14, 2022 Events

24 Hour Startup | AGETCH – Pitch Finale

This event brings together the best and brightest in agriculture, technology, and business to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a minimum viable product (MVP) in just 24 hours! Join us as we watch the 24 Hour Startup | Agtech teams pitch their MVPs to a panel of guest judges for a chance to win up to $7,000.


Agtech Accelerator - Demo Day

May 14, 2022 Events

Agtech Accelerator Demo Day

The inaugural cohort (11 companies from Canada and 5 companies from the United Kingdom) will pitch their innovations in hopes of securing a deal with investors in the audience.



May 13, 2022 Events

24 Hour Startup | AGTECH featured at Canada’s Farm Show

This event is designed to connect the Agtech startup dream team of agriculture industry professionals, farmers, ranchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business professionals, developers and tech gurus, and design and marketing all-stars. As a participant, you will experience the rollercoaster of highs and lows that are part of everyday startup life, all in just 24 hours!



May 9, 2022 Event recaps, News, Programming

Closing out START Cohort 6!

Cultivator powered by Conexus’ START Cohort 6 concluded 12 weeks of programming with an exciting Demo Day event. Learn more here!



May 3, 2022 Founders, News

Welcome to the GONG SHOW!

The GONG WILD event has become an integral part of our Cultivator culture and a reflective event that founders appreciate-- Giving them a stage to showcase their accomplishments and celebrate with the startup community. Read which founders hit the gong here!



April 25, 2022 Founders, News

HYON receives SDTC Funding

HYON is among 26 early-stage cleantech companies chosen to receive SDTC Seed Funding. Learn more of the details here!


April 22, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

START Cohort 6 Speaker + Mentor Roster

These experienced individuals have taken time out of their hustle and bustle to share their experiences, advice, and insights to support founders that are sitting in the same position as they once were. Find out who these experts are here!


SSS - demo day

April 11, 2022 Events

START Cohort 6 Demo Day

On April 28, our 12 START companies will each have 3-minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. Join us to watch the future of SK tech and to see who takes home the $10K prize!


Agtech Accelerator Kick-Off

April 11, 2022 Events

Cohort 1 Agtech Accelerator Kick-Off Week

Over the course of 5 days in Regina, we hosted Cohort 1 Agtech Accelerator founders to officially kick off their program!


David Thomas - BudSense

April 8, 2022 Founders, News

BudSense Founder + CEO, David Thomas, blazing the way for cannabis retailers

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with David Thomas, CEO, and Founder of BudSense (currently in Cultivator's SCALE program). In this week’s FOUNDER FEATURE we asked David some of our burning questions... Read the full interview here!



April 7, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

Introducing START Cohort 6

We just welcomed 12 new startups into START Cohort 6 – and we’re so excited! See who they are and the problems they are solving here.



March 31, 2022 Agtech, News

‘March Madness’ turned ‘Mentor Madness’ at the Agtech Accelerator

Over the course of 5 days, Cohort 1 founders, from across Canada and the UK, formed connections with a wide variety of mentors from the agriculture industry. Through mentorship, the founders are able to develop and sharpen their skills, as well as gain access to a broader ecosystem of industry connections. Learn more about this expert lineup here!



March 24, 2022 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Agtech Accelerator kick-off week recap

Our Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 kick-off week is officially in the rearview mirror and what a week it was -- full of connection, learning, and excitement. What started as a vision, has turned into Canada’s first venture-backed Agtech Accelerator, bringing together some of the top agtech companies from across Canada and the United Kingdom. Read the recap here.


StoreToDoor Founder, Scott Love, hits gong to celebrate company milestone

March 11, 2022 Founders, News

Beep…Beep…StoreToDoor closes seed raise at $1.25 million

We are proud to celebrate StoreToDoor’s announcement of closing a CAD $1.25 million seed raise! The company looks towards the future as they grow their team, and invest in client satisfaction strategies. Learn more about their recent raise and plans for the future here!


Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 UK company logos

March 10, 2022 Agtech, Founders, Programming

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.


Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 company logos

March 9, 2022 Agtech, Founders, 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.


Photo of two women in tech at a Cultivator event

March 8, 2022 Founders, News

Supporting and empowering women entrepreneurs

Cultivator is dedicated to supporting the advancement of women entrepreneurs and leaders here at home and around the world. Learn more here.


Jordan McFarlen, Mark Wolff, Dan McCann, and Hannah Castle pose in front of camera to celebrate SCALE graduation

March 7, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

Cultivator announces it’s first SCALE program graduates

A dive into the journey and the milestones of two Cultivator companies, myComply and Precision AI, as they become the first graduates of the Cultivator SCALE program. Read more here.


DiscoveryFarm Crop plots

March 3, 2022 Agtech, News, Partnerships

Agtech Accelerator’s newest Media and Innovation Partner, Discovery Farm

Agtech Accelerator is proud to welcome Discovery Farm as its newest accelerator partner. Learn more about the partnership here!


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February 28, 2022 Agtech, Founders, News

Meet our inaugural Agtech Accelerator cohort

The Agtech Accelerator is proud to announce 16 companies, from across Canada and the United Kingdom, that have been selected to join the inaugural cohort – launching March 14, 2022. Meet them here.


Limbus AI pitching at the Sask Startup Summit's Investors Lounge

February 25, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

New startups amongst Cultivator GROW + SCALE programming

We’re excited to welcome five Cultivator companies into our GROW and SCALE programming. Learn who here.


Happy Birthday neon sign in Cultivator space

February 15, 2022 Founders, News, Programming

Three years of cultivating global success for SK tech startups

It’s been three years since Conexus Credit Union launched Cultivator, and what an incredible journey it’s been with Cultivator companies seeing huge growth and hitting major milestones along the way. Read more here.


Photo of Taylor Fox and Jessica McNaughton smiling and pointing at picture of memoryKPR logo on big screen

February 14, 2022 Founders, News

A moment with memoryKPR co-founder: Jessica McNaughton

memoryKPR enables users to digitally save, store, design and protect their memories with pictures, video, voice, and text. Learn more about memoryKPR and meet its founders here.


Computer screen displaying virtual participants of 24 Hour Startup

February 10, 2022 Event recaps, News

Recapping last weekend’s 24 Hour Startup + 3rd Birthday Bash

On Feb. 4 + 5, we hosted our 24 Hour Startup. Check out the recap here.


Agtech Accelerator sign

February 9, 2022 Agtech, News

Agtech Accelerator announces its Advisory Council

Together with our founding partners, Economic Development Regina, and Emmertech , we feel fortunate to have the credibility and experience of the Advisory Council behind the Agtech Accelerator. Learn who they are here.


Andrew Doen and Jordan McFarlen pose for a picture waving Cultivator foam fingers

February 8, 2022 News, Partnerships

STEP newest in-residence partner

We’re proud to welcome STEP to Cultivator as our Market Expansion In-Residence Partner. Learn more about the partnership here!


Three Cultivator Branded Foam Fingers

February 7, 2022 News

Happy Birthday Cultivator!

Having just celebrated our  3rd birthday, we're beyond thankful for the support of the ecosystem and the wonderful wishes they sent. Hear them here.


Jon Clifford, Co-founder and CEO of ServiceBox speaking at Cultivator event

January 27, 2022 Founders, News

Cultivator SCALE company, ServiceBox, secures innovation funding

Prairies Economic Development Canada has invested $400,000 into Saskatchewan-based tech startup and Cultivator SCALE company, ServiceBox. Learn more here.


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January 24, 2022 Agtech, Founders, News, Partnerships

Government of Canada invests in Saskatchewan innovation

Prairies Economic Development Canada announced an investment of $900,000 to support the new Agtech Accelerator. Learn more here.


HomeTeam Live Crew

January 24, 2022 Founders, News

HomeTeam Live scores $450,000+ in pre-seed capital

START Cohort 5 winner and now Cultivator GROW company, HomeTeam Live, recently announced the closing of a CAD $450,000+ pre-seed raise - a raise that was 200% higher than their initial goal! We had the opportunity to sit down with Co-Founder and CEO, Tanner Goetz to learn more about the company and recent raise - check it out here.


24 Hour Startup signage with robot and thumbs up statue in front

January 10, 2022 News

Cheers to three years of cultivating #SKtech

We’re celebrating our 3RD birthday by doing what we do best… cultivating the #SKtech ecosystem.  Join us on Feb. 4 + 5 as we host a 24 Hour Startup and a 3RD Birthday Bash. Learn more here.


24 Hour Startup signage with robot and thumbs up statue in front

January 10, 2022 Events

24 Hour Startup

Our 24 Hour Startup event connects the best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, designers, makers and more to build a minimum viable product and see what being part of a startup is like, all within 24 hours.


Three Cultivator Branded Foam Fingers

January 10, 2022 Events

3rd Birthday Bash

We're turning 3! Join us for one night as we check out the latest in #SKtech and celebrate how far it's come in just the past few years.


Kirk Morrison, Co-Founder of Krugo

December 21, 2021 Founders, News

Wrapping up 2021 with some big tech wins

From pitch competitions to capital raises to product launches and agtech growth, we had a ton of reasons to celebrate this past quarter which included several of our founders going ‘Gong Wild’. Learn more here.


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December 16, 2021 Agtech, News, Partnerships

Partnerships lifting the Agtech Accelerator to global heights

By partnering with local, national and international partners, the Agtech Accelerator will have access to other ecosystems around the world. Each of our partners brings their own unique assets that will contribute to accelerating the innovation and commercialization of game-changing technologies on a global scale, and help us to build globally competitive leaders within the agtech space. Learn more here.


MeatMeatGo website on computer

December 10, 2021 Founders, News

Founder feature: MeatMeatGo

Cultivator GROW company, MeatMeatGo, is a new online, local meat sales platform allowing carnivores and BBQ enthusiasts to choose from a wide range of local meat products and offerings and have them delivered right to their door. Learn more about MeatMeatGo and meet its founders here.


Prairie Robotics Co-Founder, Sam Dietrich, speaking at Cultivator's 2021 Sask Startup Summit

December 9, 2021 Founders, News

Prairie Robotics – receives SDTC funding – a Saskatchewan first

Prairie Robotics has made history by being the first Saskatchewan company to receive SDTC funding. Learn more here.


December 9, 2021 Agtech, News, Partnerships

Agtech Accelerator announces partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has signed a partnership with the Agtech Accelerator, helping advance Saskatchewan’s collective capacity to become a global leader in agriculture technology. Learn more here.


Hyon's Kristy Ehman pitching her company in front of a crowd

December 6, 2021 News, Programming

Get your START here!

Have a tech startup and looking to take it to the next level? Here’s your chance - applications for our START Cohort 6 are now open. Learn more here.


Photo of drone flying over Saskatchewan field.

December 1, 2021 Agtech, News, Partnerships

USask signs MOU with Agtech Accelerator

USask has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agtech Accelerator — accentuating the university’s role in the innovation ecosystem. Learn more here.


People raising hands at Cultivator event

November 29, 2021 Events

START Growing Your Idea info session

Do you have a tech startup idea but unsure how to take it to the next level? Are you interested in being a Cultivator company, but unsure how to get involved? Join us virtually on Dec. 9 to learn more about Cultivator's START program and how to apply.


Photo of Agtech Accelerator Founding Partner Teams

November 26, 2021 Agtech, News, Programming

Agtech Accelerator wins a 2021 Saskatchewan Economic Development Award of Excellence

The Agtech Accelerator has won a 2021 Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance Award of Excellence. Learn more here.


Dr. Kerri Finlay, associate professor in biology, with her students testing water in a farmer's dugout in Saskatchewan. Photo by Trevor Hopkin.

November 24, 2021 Agtech, News, Partnerships

University of Regina signs on with Agtech Accelerator as research and academic partner

The University of Regina has announced a new partnership with the Agtech Accelerator to help find solutions for global agricultural challenges while providing academic and research opportunities for students. Learn more here.


drone in field

November 9, 2021 Agtech, News, Partnerships

Agtech Accelerator and Innovate UK announce global agtech partnership

The Agtech Accelerator and Innovate UK are partnering to accelerate the cultivation of agtech innovation on a global scale. Discover more here.


Two female ag producers sitting in field on computer

November 8, 2021 Agtech, News

Agtech Accelerator Cohort 1 applications now open

We're on the search for our Agtech Accelerator's first cohort! If you are a Canadian agtech or foodtech company looking to scale, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss! Learn more here.


November 2, 2021 Agtech, News

Supporting the growth of Saskatchewan’s agricultural economy

The Agtech Accelerator has partnered with Innovation Saskatchewan to accelerate the growth of agtech in Saskatchewan and beyond. The Agtech Accelerator will contribute To Saskatchewan's Growth Plan in the areas of supporting early-stage agtech startups, creating a pipeline for future investments into the venture capital fund, helping stimulate the provincial economy, and tripling the technology sector. Click to read more!


Every Child Matters Orange Shirt

September 23, 2021 News

Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Sept. 30, Cultivator will be closing its office for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn more here.


September 22, 2021 Event recaps, News

An event to remember: Sask Startup Summit wraps up for another year

#SaskStartupSummit officially wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. This was our first large-scale hybrid event, and what an amazing event it was. Our founders, teams, investors, mentors and supporters are truly making SK a special place for startups 🌾🚀. Check out the event recap here!


September 17, 2021 Founders, News

A win for Saskatchewan innovation

The Canadian Credit Union Association recently recognized Conexus Credit Union with the 2021 CCUA Innovation Award its innovation in building and launching Cultivator. Learn more here!


Tanner Goetz, founder of HomeTeam Live, smiling with $10,000 cheque

September 14, 2021 Event recaps, News, Programming

And the START Cohort 5 Demo Day winner is…

On Sept. 9 at Sask Startup Summit, our 10 START Cohort 5 founders pitched their startups to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $11K in prizes. Who took home the grand prize? Click here to find out!


HomeTeam Live pitching at START cohort 5 demo day

September 14, 2021 Events

START Cohort 5 Demo Day

At the Sask Startup Summit, our 10 START Cohort 5 founders pitched their startups to a panel of expert judges for a chance to take home up to $11K in prizes.


Budsense team at a conference standing in front of their Budsense booth.

August 30, 2021 Founders, News

BudSense helping cannabis retailers simplify selling marijuana

Regina's LeaderPost highlights BudSense, a Regina-Calgary startup that helps cannabis stores create better print, digital and web menus.


Meet our START Cohort 5

August 10, 2021 Founders, News, Programming

Meet our START Cohort 5

We just welcomed 10 new companies into START Cohort 5 – and we’re so excited! See who they are here.


Sam Dietrich, Co-founder of Prairie Robotics Standing in front of a living wall

July 19, 2021 Founders, News

Cultivator CleanTech GROW company, Prairie Robotics, closes $690K seed round

Prairie Robotics recently announced the close of a $690,000 seed round, We sat down with co-founder Sam Dietrich to chat more about Prairie Robotics, it’s recent seed round close, and his experiences and advice on navigating through the startup world. Check out what he had to say here.


June 30, 2021 Founders, News, Programming

And We Just Keep GROWing!

We recently welcomed three of our START program graduates to our GROW program.


June 23, 2021 Agtech, Event recaps, News

Another one for the books: 24 Hour Startup | Agtech

We teamed up with Canada’s Farm Show to deliver a virtual 24 Hour Startup AgTech bringing together Canada’s best + brightest in ag, tech, and design to build innovative solutions to real ag problems! Here's what happened.


Agtech Accelerator Words on navy background with field lines

June 17, 2021 Agtech, News

Accelerating the cultivation of Canadian agtech

We've teamed up with Economic Development Regina (EDR) and venture capital fund, Emmertech, to launch an AGTECH ACCELERATOR program right here in Saskatchewan. Learn more here.


Three Strategy Lab employees sit at a table talking.

May 28, 2021 News, Partnerships

Welcoming Strategy Lab as Cultivator’s marketing in-residence

We're excited to welcome Strategy Lab to Cultivator as our marketing in-residence partner. Through this partnership, Strategy Lab will help our startups stand out through branding and website support. Learn more here.