Finalists for Thrive Accelerator Compete for $5 Million in Funding During the SVG/Forbes Reinventing America AgTech Summit

Fri. February 27th, 2015 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

SALINAS, CA - The top ten finalists from Thrive Accelerator have been chosen, and will present the ideas they hope are worth partaking in $5 million in funding on March 4.

A program for mentorship and investment for technology-enabled startups, Thrive Accelerator is seeking out the next innovative solution to problems the produce and agriculture industries face. Along with the prize funding, the winner will also receive product deployment in or with an agriculture industry leader.

Driven by a partnership between Forbes and SVG Partners, the 10 hopefuls will have an opportunity to present their ideas in a forum at the National Steinbeck Center.

The program finalists are:

California Safe Soil, LLC of Sacramento, CA, USA

  • Waste-Food Recycling

GeoVisual Technologies of Boulder, CO, USA

  • Drone - (UAVs)

GreenOnyx of Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Urban Farming

Harvest Automation of Billerica, MA, USA  

  • Robotics - Nursery & Field

Innovative Green of Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  • Energy - Diesel Fuel Tech

Inteligistics, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA  

  • Platform - Cold Supply Chain

Lotpath, Inc. of Fresno, CA, USA  

  • Mobile - Inspections (consult too)

mOasis, Inc of Union City, CA, USA

  • Bio-Tech - Soil Additive for Water

Nuritas of Dublin, Ireland

  • Bio-Tech - Bioactive Peptides

UrbanFarmers AG of Zürich, Switzerland

  • Urban Farming

The overall winner will be announced in July at the Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit.