Our current food system is at the heart of many of today’s biggest challenges: the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, deforestation, global hunger, and many others. It’s clear that we urgently need to accelerate wide-ranging changes in how we produce, process, package, transport, consume and dispose of our food.
At GROW, Southeast Asia’s leading agrifood tech accelerator backed by AgFunder, we are driving this transformation by supercharging the growth of emerging food tech and agtech startups tackling the world’s biggest challenges of sustainability.
As part of the GROW Impact Accelerator, you will join a prestigious network of experts and investors to take your business to the next level of growth. Participation is designed to open new markets for international startups looking to expand into Asia, and for regional startups to launch on the global stage.
Companies receive USD$200K worth of cash and in-kind investment, including a bespoke accelerator programme that refines your business model for aggressive growth and plugs you into the AgFunder agrifood tech ecosystem for expansion internationally.
• Financial Support
o USD$100K investment by the AgFunder GROW Impact Fund through a SAFE, to be converted at your next financing round
o An additional USD$100K worth of services & support, including AWS & Twilio credits, and packages with Klaviyo, Stripe, Zoom, and more.
• Product Testing & Development
o Access to growth partners for product testing, development and scaling. (e.g. test lab facilities, kitchens, on-field testing, research, tech and infrastructure, suppliers, manufacture and co-packing, marketing and customer insights)
• Customer Validation
o Matching with some of the world’s biggest agrifood MNCs to help with customer validation and feedback, deploying pilots projects, and securing new sales contracts
• Investment Network
o Curated introductions to AgFunder’s investment network of private and institutional investors from across the globe to help you raise your next funding round
• Coaching & Mentorship
o Their experienced team of coaches & mentors offer startups a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts
• Co-Working Space
o Physical workspace in Singapore (or virtual office address, if overseas) through the duration of the programme.
• Funding Information
o Companies receive USD$200K worth of cash and in-kind investment, including a bespoke accelerator programme that refines your business model for aggressive growth and plugs you into the AgFunder agrifood tech ecosystem for expansion internationally.
A unique 20 week programme that helps your company achieve rapid growth in an accelerated period of time.
The programme is structured around thematic ‘streams’ for founders to create a personalised journey with a cohort mentality.
We interrogate your value proposition and business model to ensure it is validated, customer-centric and scalable.
We connect you with customers, suppliers, regulators, service providers, mentors, investors, and provide you with media exposure to help you GROW your business.
Official Website: The GROW Impact Accelerator