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The Radicle Challenge returns to World Agri-Tech Pitch Day 2019

 The Radicle Challenge returns to the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

– Radicle Growth to Invest $250k in the Most Promising Agtech/Foodtech Start-Up

About the 2019 World Agri-Tech Pitch Day & The Radicle Challenge
For a second year, World Agri-Tech has teamed up with San Diego-based accelerator fund Radicle Growth to host the pre-summit Pitch Day on Monday March 18 in San Francisco.  Entries closed on December 21, for all seed-stage agtech and food-tech companies to participate.

Eight early-stage technology companies will be selected to showcase their solutions at the pre-summit Pitch Day, to an audience of high-ranking investors and agribusiness leaders plus Radicle Growth management with their judging panel. The winner will be announced the following day at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.

About Radicle Growth 

Radicle Growth is a San Diego-based acceleration fund that selects innovative Agtech and Foodtech startups for investment, ensuring that powerful, disruptive technologies reach their full potential. In addition to providing seed-stage capital, it provides a fertile environment for visionaries in the Agtech space to flourish. Radicle’s proprietary platform is one of a kind in the agriculture industry, filling a huge void in the market by identifying the most innovative technologies and accelerating them with a range of value-creation initiatives. To connect and learn more about Radicle Growth visit radicle.vc or follow on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Nomination and Selection Process

Applications were invited from agtech and food-tech entrepreneurs from around the world, particularly those offering technologies across the value chain and specifically in Automation, Big Data/AI, Biologicals, FinTech, Foodtech, IoT, Robotics, and Seed & Genomics technologies.

To qualify, companies should have received a minimum of $100,000 in investment capital, or have gone through a recognized seed accelerator program. All applications will be reviewed by the investment committee, and further details may be requested before the final selections are made. Eight finalist companies will be invited to present at the Pitch Day.

The winner will be announced the following day at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on Tuesday March 19. The winning company will also present to the audience of 1,000+ senior international agribusiness executives and VC investors in the plenary session of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on Wednesday March 20, as part of the Technology Showcase pitches.

All eight finalists will receive complimentary delegate passes for the two day World Agri-Tech summit, to maximize networking, learning and visibility to senior business leaders and investors.

Meet The Judges

Kirk Haney
RADICLE GROWTH
Arama Kukutai
FINISTERE VENTURES
Geoff Kneen
BAYER CROP SCIENCE
Adrian Percy
BAYER CROP SCIENCE
Mai Komatsu
CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE
How to Apply

Applicants to the World Agri-Tech Pitch Day and Radicle Challenge, completed a short application form. If shortlisted, they will be asked to submit some more detailed information in order for the final eight companies to be selected.

Deadline for Applications: Closed Friday December 21, 2018. Shortlisted companies will be contacted in early February. If you have any questions relating to your entry, please email us.To submit a proposal direct to Radicle Growth for consideration outside the Pitch Day event, visit radicle.vc/submit-a-proposal/

Please note information submitted for the Pitch Day and Radicle Challenge will be treated as confidential and shared only with Radicle Growth for the purpose of their selection process. We will use your email to update about the upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. You can unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time.

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