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The Food + Ag Tech Accelerator

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Corporate Collaborators

It's Time to Accelerate Food & Ag Innovation

First-of-its-kind program bringing together the industry’s most disruptive startups and progressive corporations to fuel cross-industry innovation and set a new standard for food and agriculture. Combining RocketSpace's global tech ecosystem and startup network with Rabobank’s food and agribusiness leadership and expertise, Terra’s unique model will provide startups with the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our corporate partners in a dedicated product validation program.

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Unparalleled Benefits

  • Validate your product through pilot testing with collaborators
  • Gain brand and product exposure
  • Expand your business knowledge with the tailored 8 week curriculum
  • Meet corporate partners for potential investment opportunities
  • Zero equity requirements
  • Work on the San Francisco RocketSpace campus
  • Access to a commercial kitchen  

Minimum Requirements

  • Seed funded startups preferred
  • Product in market or ready to launch
  • Connection to growth sectors
  • Some travel required

Emerging Tech Themes

We’ll focus on incorporating startups that align with emerging growth segments that will disrupt Food + Ag as we know it. Below are some of the segments that will be the focus for the 2016 program:
 
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Consumer-Focused

  • Connected Kitchen
  • B2B Solutions
  • Food E-Commerce
    • In-home cooking
    • Groceries
    • Mobile onDemand
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Industrial AgTech

  • Precision Engineering + Decision Support Tech
  • Smart Equipment + Hardware
  • Biologicals + Biochemicals
  • Food Safety + Traceability
  • Irrigation + Water
  • Soil + Crop Tech
  • Indoor Agriculture
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FoodTech + Science

  • CPG (Snacking + Beverages)
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Food Safety + Traceability
  • Sustainable + Alternative Protein
  • Meal Supplements (Nootropics)
  • Waste Technology
  • Food Science

Set a new standard in Food and Agriculture with Terra

Timeline

February 1, 2017

Applications Close

March-May 2017

8 Week Curriculum

June-July 2017

Private Pilot Pitch Day + Product Validation Program Begins

July 2017

Public Demo Day

The Food & Ag Tech Accelerator program will be opening applications soon. The program will kick off with an eight week curriculum program for startups. The program wraps up with a final public demo day in San Francisco. 

Partners

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KitchenTown

KitchenTown is a food startup incubator and commercial production facility just outside San Francisco. It will serve as the program’s official test kitchen.

 

 

 

About Rabobank

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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