Pre Accelerator Program

Designed for idea-stage food and agriculture entrepreneurs

Pre Accelerator Pathway 

A three-step program that enables agri tech and food tech startups to fast track their growth through unparalleled access to GROW’s domain expertise, investor and partner network around the world.

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The GROW Ideas program is a completely free online Innovation Program designed to teach anyone passionate about agrifoodtech—from first-time founders to serial entrepreneurs starting fresh in the agrifoodtech sector—how to develop an agtech or foodtech startup game plan.


The program is best suited for founders needing support in: 


business concepts

Building their first product

Generating initial traction

Applying to traditional accelerators

The GROW Ideas program focuses on:


​- Trends in agtech and foodtech
- Pillars of the startup mindset and fundraising

- Venture building videos
GROW startup assessments

- Action-based assignments

Graduates of the program will have developed a Game Plan that will include:

- Business model development

- Value proposition definition

- Pitch deck and collateral

- Elevator pitch

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Together, we will propel you to create outstanding innovations & solutions that can be scaled globally to attract new customers and investors.


The GROW Build program is a two-week intensive digital bootcamp that delves deeper into how to build and scale an agrifoodtech startup.


The program is a designed for founders who already have at minimum a business model and a pitch deck, and are looking to build that foundation into a business-ready agrifoodtech startup.

The program bootcamp will cover:

- Customer discovery

- Lean methodology

- Design Thinking Pitch presentation

- Funding landscape

A select number of GROW Build participants may also be shortlisted for the GROW Mentorship program.

Applications for the Fall 2020 GROW Build bootcamp are now closed.

Submit your application for our next cohort below:

Please include a short written pitch and your pitch deck, along with any supplemental materials you'd like us to consider.

Our experienced team of mentors and coaches at GROW offer a unique opportunity for startups to learn critical lessons from industry experts.


At the core of the GROW Mentorship program are the fortnightly coaching sessions, taking place over the 3 month duration of the program.

Teams invited to join the GROW Mentorship program will have a chance to be coached by mentors from the GROW network. These mentors will schedule fortnightly calls with teams to begin executing on their business strategies.

Depending on your team's needs, these mentorship sessions can cover multiple topics, including:

- Marketing & branding

- Pilot programs & partnerships

- Fundraising

- Product development

- Industry connections

- and more...

​Pitch Day:

The finale of the GROW Mentorship program is a formal pitching session—a valuable opportunity for teams to showcase their growth to the invited accelerators, potential customers, angel investors and VCs.

In addition, top teams may be invited into the upcoming GROW Flagship Accelerator cohort.

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