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THE FOOD + AG TECH ACCELERATOR

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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. Unlike other accelerator programs, this program is designed to be an ongoing innovation platform that will result in a continuous stream of commercially viable solutions. 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.

What Makes TERRA Unique?



Attracts the Best Startups

Proactive outreach, a multiple corporate model, and no equity requirements generate greater interest in the program among a higher caliber of startups.



Startup-geared Program

Our program is designed with the startup needs in mind – from a virtual curriculum, to simplified application process, to the pilot designs for each cohort.



Embedded Pilot Testing

A product validation phase helps advance corporate-startup partnerships. Participating corporations are able to design and test new startup technologies for their business.



Unbiased + Independent Partners

Partnerships formed with industry organizations to provide support, coaching and resources to participating startups during the program. Partnerships include access to a commercial kitchen.

WHAT KIND OF STARTUPS SHOULD APPLY?

CPG

  • Consumer Food Products
  • Connected Kitchen
  • Food E-Commerce
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Functional Nutrition

AgTech

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

Food Tech

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

Unparalleled Benefits

  • Work hand-in-hand in a dedicated product validation program with the top corporates in the Food & Agriculture industry
  • Validate, iterate, and optimize your product through invaluable feedback and resources from TERRA and our Corporate Collaborators
  • Access to a tailored, virtual curriculum to increase the speed and efficiency of your product validation, Go-To-Market strategy, and industry knowledge
  • No cost / Zero Equity-Requirements for Startups

Minimum Requirements

  • Seed to Series B funded startups preferred
  • Product, service, or technology already active in market
  • Ability to travel to San Francisco for Kick-Off and Demo Day

COHORT III TIMELINE

The TERRA Cohort III program kicks off in September 2018, with an online curriculum of workshops and mentoring for the startups, followed by a pilot testing and iteration phase. The program wraps up with a final demo day in San Francisco.

  • April 30 - June 8

    COHORT III Applications

  • July - August

    Finalist Selection & Business Unit Navigation Sprints

  • September – February

    Kick-off & Pilot Phase

  • February

    Demo Day

APPLICATION REQUESTS FOR COHORT III VENTURES OPEN NOW

Are you a disruptive Food & Ag Startup?

Be amongst a few handpicked startups by the world’s leading global corporations in Food & Ag

Request Application or check out FAQ

FOUNDING PARTNERS

CORPORATE COLLABORATORS

PARTNERS

FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a pitch competition-meets-networking event bringing together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture.

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

  • "This has been the best pilot we've ever done because we got far better results than we anticipated."

    Abi Ramanan CEO, ImpactVision | Cohort I

  • "We knew that we would be working with collaborators who wanted to test our products in the field in real-life situations."

    Steven Hartmeier CEO, mOasis | Cohort I