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The GROW Impact Accelerator

The launchpad for global foodtech and agtech leaders

A world-class accelerator programme driving transformative change in our global agrifood system

As Southeast Asia’s leading agrifoodtech accelerator backed by AgFunder, 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, plugs you into the AgFunder agrifoodtech ecosystem for expansion internationally.

**Applications for the GROW Impact Accelerator 2021 are now closed.

To register your interest for the 2022 cohort, click the button below.**

OUR 2021 COHORT

Meet the GROW Impact Accelerator 2021 cohort! Representing some of the most promising technological innovations for the food and agriculture sectors, our 2021 cohort was selected from 270 applications from 58 countries.

 

The impact areas include alt-protein, novel foods & ingredients, food waste, supply chain, decarbonization & greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, circular economies, smallholder farmers & regenerative agriculture.

 

Read the announcement on AFN, or click on any of the team logos below to learn more.

OUR FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME

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.

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How can we transform the modern agrifood system into one that is sustainable for future generations?

WHAT TO EXPECT

Program highlights:

An intensive five-month accelerator delivered virtually (until international travel resumes) to help you:

  • Sharpen your growth strategy through bespoke coaching, mentor support and customer validation

  • Scale aggressively into new markets with customer acquisition, pilot project launches and resource matching

  • Successfully raise funding to fuel your growth and deliver impact where most needed in the world ​

 

You will receive a personalised journey, giving you the mental and technical support to succeed as a founder and thrive within this COVID “new normal”, including:

  • A series of one-on-one virtual coaching with GROW’s innovation and entrepreneurship experts over the five months

  • Periodic check-ins with the AgFunder-GROW Impact Fund investment team including the integration of a framework for impact measurement and stakeholder communication

  • One-on-one mentor sessions with GROW's global network of cross-industry partners, including international food & agriculture MNCs, brand design, marketing, sales, sustainability, finance and more

  • Group learning and insight sessions to deepen your understanding in agrifoodtech, entrepreneurship, fundraising, sustainability and impact

  • Connections with other agrifoodtech entrepreneurs

 

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The GROW Impact Accelerator is a unique opportunity for startups operating in new frontiers of foodtech and agtech to supercharge their growth.

WHAT YOU'LL GET

Financial

Support

USD$100K investment by the AgFunder GROW Impact Fund through a SAFE, to be converted at your next financing round

 

​ An additional USD$100K worth of services & support, including AWS & Twilio credits, and packages with Klaviyo, Stripe, Zoom, and more...

Product Testing

& Development

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

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 

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

Our experienced team of coaches & mentors offer startups a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts.

Co-Working

Space

Physical workspace in Singapore (or virtual office address, if overseas) through the duration of the programme.

Each team accepted into the accelerator also receives:​

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  • Media exposure and publicity through the AgFunderNews platform with a global reach of 85,000+ subscribers, plus other PR, events and networking opportunities including a Demo Day at the conclusion of the program

  • Opportunity to receive application support for SG EntrePass visa through GROW’s partnership with Enterprise Singapore

Anticipated commitment:

While we expect consistent participation to get the most out of your program experience, we also realise that you have a business to run. So we've structured the GROW Impact Accelerator program into bite-size sessions of 1 to 2 hours, up to 2 days per week, thus allowing you time to continue working on your startup (and life outside!)

 

We’re on the hunt for companies operating in new frontiers of agtech and foodtech, tackling the world’s biggest challenges of sustainability.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Advancing Smallholder Farmers

Novel Foods and Ingredients

Supply Chain Rationalisation

Climate-Smart Food Production

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Circular Economy

Food Waste Valorisation

Personalised Nutrition & Health

Ready to transform the future of agrifood?