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The Food + Ag Tech Accelerator

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Corporate Collaborators

It's Time to Accelerate Food + Ag Innovation

Terra is a 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

Startups in Cohort I

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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 2017 program:


  • Consumer Food Products (Snacking + Beverages)
  • Connected Kitchen
  • Food E-Commerce
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Functional Nutrition

Industrial AgTech

  • Precision Engineering + Decision Support Tech
  • Smart Equipment + Hardware
  • Biologicals + Biochemicals
  • Irrigation + Water Tech
  • Soil + Crop Tech
  • Indoor Agriculture
  • Animal Health

FoodTech + Science

  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Novel Ingredients
  • Food Safety + Traceability
  • Sustainable + Alternative Protein
  • Meal Replacements + Supplements
  • Waste Technology
  • Food Science

Set a new standard in Food and Agriculture with Terra


July 2017

Applications Open

October-November 2017

8 Week Curriculum

December-February 2017/18

8 Week Pilot Phase

February 2018

Public Demo Day

Applications for the first cohort are now closed. The Terra program kicked off on April 7th, starting with an eight week curriculum of workshops and mentoring for the startups followed by an eight week pilot phase. The program wraps up with a final public demo day in San Francisco. 


F&A Next is the first European platform for investors, startups and scale-ups in the food and agricultural domain. RocketSpace SVP & GM Michele McConomy will be moderating the seed fund panel discussion.

FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a pitch competition-meets-networking event that discovers game-changing startups, investors, and industry leaders.


KitchenTown is a food startup incubator and commercial production facility just outside San Francisco. It serves as the program's officials 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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