Filter posts by:


August 11, 2022 News

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 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 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 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 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.


Startup Social Participants watching main stage speakers

June 30, 2022 Events

Startup Summit

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.


24 hour

June 30, 2022 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 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 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 News

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 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 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 | Agtech – 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 News

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 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 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 News

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 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 News

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 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 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 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 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.


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.


Photo of two women in tech at a Cultivator event

March 8, 2022 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 News

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 News

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!


Photo of cows

February 28, 2022 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 News

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 News

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 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 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 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

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 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.


Farm equipment in field with technology icon overlay

January 24, 2022 News

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 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 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.


Image of hand holding test tube with clear liquid and a plant growing in it

December 16, 2021 News

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 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 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 News

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

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 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 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!


Startup Social Participants watching main stage speakers

September 29, 2021 News

Sask Startup Social: A celebration of Saskatchewan tech

Part of our mission is to connect the local and global innovation and startup ecosystems. On Sept. 9, we did just that by bringing together Saskatchewan's tech ecosystem for a night of networking and celebration at our Sask Startup Summit Startup Social. Read more here!


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 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 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 News

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.


Sask Summit hashtag displayed on green leaf backdrop

August 12, 2021 Events

Sask Startup Summit

Sask Startup Summit connects founders, mentors + investors through curated 1:1 sessions, keynote speakers, and panel discussions, providing founders with tactical takeaways they can use to grow and scale their startups.


Meet our START Cohort 5

August 10, 2021 News

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 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 News

And We Just Keep GROWing!

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


June 23, 2021 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 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 right here in Saskatchewan.


Picture of Strategy Lab Team

May 28, 2021 News

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 standout through branding and website support. Learn more here.