Saskatchewan is home to vibrant startup culture and a robust ecosystem of world-leading agriculture and food companies. There is no better time than now, and no better place than Saskatchewan to lead the growth of agtech in Canada and beyond.

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR brings agriculture and technology together to accelerate the growth of Canadian agtech startups built to solve global problems. This venture capital-backed accelerator is built with founders and farmers as the foundation– we believe this is the recipe for success.

The What

3-month accelerator program with an opportunity for equity investment from Emmertech.

Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator), Economic Development Regina (EDR), and Emmertech, have partnered to accelerate the cultivation of Canadian agtech through the launch of an AGTECH ACCELERATOR program. What makes the program unique is that it is venture-capital-backed. Companies selected to participate will have the opportunity to receive an equity investment at intake via Emmertech– a first for an accelerator in Saskatchewan and Canada.

Those selected to be a part of the AGTECH ACCELERATOR’s yearly cohort will benefit from a three-month virtual and in-person accelerator program that provides Canadian agtech startups with access to capital, programming, connections, and mentorship needed to help them scale.

The Who

AGTECH ACCELERATOR is open to pre-seed to series A Canadian startups with technology solutions focused in the following areas:

  • Big data and predictive analytics
  • Supply chain, traceability, and sustainability
  • Precision agriculture
  • Robotics and automation
  • Farm management
  • Sensing and Internet of Things
  • Software and Hardware
  • Animal Health

The Why

As a company in the AGTECH ACCELERATOR program, you will have unparalleled access to investors, industry, and farmers.

Our high-performance accelerator provides impactful programming, access to capital, and key industry connections. Through the partnership of Emmertech (capital), EDR (industry), and Cultivator (programming), we have the perfect recipe for cultivating Canada’s agtech sector!

As an AGTECH ACCELERATOR cohort company, you’ll have access to the following:

  • High-impact programming with exclusive access to services, perks, and discounts
  • Exposure to national and international investors and organizations
  • Access to expert mentors and advisors
  • Reoccurring connections with producers and farmers from across the nation
  • Access to high-profile corporate and industry leaders

As with many other industries, technology is driving global agriculture forward. The future relies on collaboration, innovation, and the ability to leverage our strengths and become leaders who drive a sustainable future here at home, across the country, and worldwide. Who better to lead the growth of agtech in Canada and beyond than Saskatchewan:

  • Home to more than 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland – some of the most productive farmland in the world.
  • Strong ecosystem of world-leading agtech and food tech companies, renowned education and research institutions, world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure, and a strong business community.
  • Builder of agtech-focused venture capital fund, Emmertech.
  • Vibrant startup culture and community growing astronomically and setting new heights within the tech ecosystem.
  • Numerous local and government supports, helping founders launch, grow, and scale.
  • Saskatchewan has always been a leader in agriculture, and we’re driven to continue leading into the future.

The Where

A high-impact hybrid program with key in-person activations.

Our cohorts follow a hybrid program model with some in-person and virtual components. This includes two weeks of founders having the opportunity to be boots on the ground from the Cultivator HQ (annually in March and June) and leveraging key contacts and resources across the great province of Saskatchewan.

Cultivator has the advantage of operating in a hyper-connected mid-sized ecosystem like Saskatchewan with the added ability to deliver programming to founders across Canada.

The When

Cohort 3 Outline:

  • Kick-off week: March 11 – 14, 2024
  • Virtual programming: March – June 2024
  • Finale week + Demo Day: June 17 – 20, 2024

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR will host one cohort each year from March to June — to ensure optimal time for growth, investment, and recruitment. At the end of the programming, companies will pitch their company at Demo Day on Canada’s Farm Show Stage.

Cohort 3 - 2024

15 companies have been selected to participate in our third cohort of the AGTECH ACCELERATOR. Learn more about these innovative companies.


Cohort 2 - 2023

16 companies were selected to participate in cohort 2 of the 2023 program. The companies extended globally across Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.


Cohort 1 - 2022

16 companies participated in our inaugural cohort of the AGTECH ACCELERATOR. Learn more about the solutions these companies are creating for the future of agriculture.


Million Acres Project

We are bringing producers and founders together by creating a network that represents a collective of one million acres around the world.



Each of our AGTECH ACCELERATOR partners brings their unique assets that 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.


Advisory Council

As a collective group, the AGTECH ACCELERATOR Advisory Council shares years of experience, different views in the industry, and extensive knowledge of the global business market.


The latest news

April 11, 2024 Agtech, News

Two AGTECH ACCELERATOR companies secure spots on the esteemed FoodTech 500 List!

Vivid Machines and FlyBox have proudly secured spots among the top 500 companies in the FoodTech industry globally, as recognized by Forward Fooding's esteemed FoodTech 500 list!


March 25, 2024 Agtech, Event recaps, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 3 Kick-off Week

15 companies gathered in Regina, Saskatchewan to kick off the AGTECH ACCELERATOR program with a wide variety of events, content, mentorship, and networking.


February 12, 2024 Agtech, News

Unveiling the latest crop of cohort 3 AGTECH ACCELERATOR companies

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR, founded by Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator), Emmertech, and Economic Development Regina (EDR), is excited to announce the 15 companies selected to participate in cohort 3 of the program. Meet the companies and learn more here!


December 1, 2023 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 2 company OneCup AI featured at Agribiton

Learn more about BETSY the artificial intelligence tool helping ranchers as they were featured on 980 CJME.


November 1, 2023 Agtech, News

AGTECH ACCELERATOR celebrates bountiful Cohort 2 before planting the seeds for Cohort 3

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR has achieved remarkable success, setting a new standard for innovation in the agriculture technology sector. Read the full metrics we have collected on Cohort 2 here!


September 25, 2023 Agtech, News

Agribition launches Animal Agtech Awards for 2023

Canadian Western Agribition is excited to launch the Canadian Animal AgTech Awards presented by Deloitte, and supported by Cultivator powered by Conexus's AGTECH ACCELERATOR. Learn more here.


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!


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.


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