Why to Participate
Startups participating in acceleration programs exit through IPOs, acquisitions or mergers, 4 times more often than others.
Our Acceleration Program acts like an efficiency platform to more actively enhance our startups by providing support and a network at an early stage, and to drastically increase their odds of success
What to Expect
AG 4 Future Food Accelerator is a b2b vertical acceleration program focused on a collaborative framework aimed at enabling the contamination and collaboration between companies and startups, supporting growth and bringing breakthrough innovation to the agricultural industry.
The acceleration program provides the appropriate tools and methodologies to support startups in the implementation of projects capable of responding to the innovation needs of AG & Food companies in terms of improving processes, identifying new products and markets, redefining the relationship with customers through alternative business models.
Highly qualified network and partnerships with a strong target knowledge and technical background
Post-acceleration financing of startups
Financial industries coverage
Building a close connection with the potential market through a strong involvement of corporates
How We Do It
The hybrid (digital & physical) program is spread over a total duration of 16 weeks (after the scouting phase) and is divided into 4 phases with intermediate selections, to identify only the best startups.
Partners can get to know the participating startups throughout the program according to their interest and availability.
1° Step | 18 weeks
Scouting & Selection
Getting in touch with high potential dealflow and selecting the best team
• European level
• Leverage on partners’ network
• Challenges from corporates as relevant selection drivers
• Technical assessment before admission
2° Step | 8 weeks
Supporting teams in developing BPs and access-to-market strategy
• Drill-down on:
KPIs & scorekeeping
• go-to-market strategy
• Pool of qualified mentors
• Deep due diligence on each team
• Involvement of the sponsors as mentors
3° Step | 4 weeks
Supporting teams in developing the capabilities to move their solutions to production
• Technical validation, trialling, stress tests
• Product deployment support:
Deep tech development
Prepare for scaling-up the tech
4° Step | 4 weeks
Integrate participans's solutions with potential customers
• Facilitating POCs with sponsors
• Support for partnership agreements