Radicle Growth, an acceleration platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, revealed the eight Canadian-based entrepreneurs who will compete at the first-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Pitch Day Competition in Saskatoon on Oct. 1-2, 2019. One growth-stage company will receive US$1 million in funding and an early-stage company will receive US$250,000.
More than 100 of Canada’s most ambitious ag and food technology innovators submitted proposals, with four companies selected as growth-stage finalists and four earning a spot in the early-stage competition.
The Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Canada invited Canadian ag and food tech entrepreneurs developing groundbreaking solutions to apply for investment. Radicle Growth evaluated the applicants to identify and accelerate the development of the most promising ag and food tech companies in Canada.
Growth-stage applicants were required to have raised a minimum of US$3 million in investment capital, while early-stage companies needed to have previously raised a minimum of US$100k in investment capital, in-kind capital or have gone through an incubator or accelerator program.
The innovators represent the full spectrum of agriculture – from input development to innovative data and crop management technologies to food safety and distribution systems.
The finalists in the US$1 million growth-stage categories are:
The finalists in the US$250,000 early-stage category are:
A panel of esteemed judges, including, will evaluate companies:
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