THRIVE Academy IV for Agri-food Tech Startups 2024

Deadline: January 12, 2024

Applications for the THRIVE Academy IV are now open. THRIVE Academy is focused on supporting idea stage and pre-seed stage startups in the agri-food tech sector. The THRIVE Academy is a 12-week agri-food tech pre-accelerator program for idea stage entrepreneurs, early-stage startups and researchers looking to commercialize their innovations. The immersive program will help you de-risk and validate your idea while preparing you to raise capital alongside building your go to market strategy.

Ready to shoot for the moon?

Program Phases

Phase 1: Intensive

  • Six weeks of intensive programming
  • Build a foundation for high-growth companies
  • Market validation with corporate, farmer and grower network
  • Prepare to become market and investor ready

Phase 2: Mentorship

  • Implement learnings into ideas
  • Refine go-to-market strategy
  • Mentorship from THRIVE
  • Demo Day
  • Feedback for future steps


Through THRIVE Academy you’ll receive the tools and support to build a company foundation for scalable growth.

  • Acceleration: The program is specifically designed to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey and accelerate rapid progress towards commercial outcomes.
  • Mentorship: They will match you with mentors from their extensive network of industry insiders, corporates, alumni and investors.
  • Investment Readiness: They will teach you the fundamentals of what founders need to be investment ready ensuring your highest chance at success when you seek outside funding.
  • Validation: They will help you test and validate your idea and make fast informed de-risked decisions that minimize your risk.
  • Smart Farm Access: You’ll have an opportunity to access Old’s College Smart Farm & other PSI’s to evaluate, demonstrate, and validate your developing technology.
  • Accelerator Opportunities: Selected startups will have the opportunity to graduate into THRIVE’s Canada or Global Accelerator programs.


They are looking for promising founders with innovative ideas.

Specifically, they are looking for:

  • Pre-seed – Seed Stage agri-food tech companies;
  • Researchers or university teams looking to commercialize a technology;
  • Early-stage innovators with groundbreaking ideas for agri-food tech.


Application deadline is January 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time. Applications for the THRIVE Academy will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so they encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

For more information, visit THRIVE Academy.