The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is a key discovery platform to meet exciting early-stage agri-food companies seeking new connections, investment and collaborations among the investment and global agtech community.

Whether you want to gain widespread industry recognition, meet your next business partner or secure mentorship from some of the biggest names in the business, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to get you involved at our upcoming World Agri-Tech in San Francisco.

Gone In 60 Seconds

A pitch session where the audience gets to decide the outcome! Eight start-ups will get to pitch their unique solution in just 60 seconds on the stage. The audience votes for their four favorites who will get to pitch again later to a panel of investor mavens.

NEW FOR 2022!


The TechHub gives early-stage companies the opportunity to have a dedicated, branded presence in the networking area for the duration of the event, highly visible and ideal for meetings.

Companies will have the chance to generate new connections among the investment and global agtech community, and be positioned as key innovators in the sector.

Innovation Challenge

In the run up to the summit, a global agribusiness will set an innovation challenge for start-ups, asking for solutions to tackle a critical challenge it is facing. Three finalists will present their ideas to executives from the leadership team, who will then come together for a short discussion and follow-up questions before a winner is crowned.

Previous Innovation Challenge Partners:

Previous Innovation Challenge Winners:

Start-Up Arena

A full program of start-up pitching and investor drop-ins will take place in our dedicated Start-Up Arena.

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2021 Featured Start-Ups

Hear From Our Start-Up Alumni

Since 2012, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Showcase has been a springboard for over 200 start-up companies including Micropep, Teralytic and Pheronym, with countless more successfully finding new partnerships from conversations initiated at our summits.


“We revealed our unique discovery platform of novel plants bioactive peptides and the disruptive scientific discovery behind it to a broad audience of potential investors and industrial partners, with many follow-up discussions still ongoing today.”


“We met many growers who were interested in our product and agtech investors who were interested in our company.”


“World Agri-Tech offers an intimate opportunity to meet and network with the most transformational innovators and companies globally. If you are passionate about sustainability and want to showcase disruptive solutions, there is no better event to attend!”

CEO & Founding Partner, HOBBS & TOWNE

“The summit, and in particular the TechHub, was a great opportunity for GroGuru to showcase our breakthrough technology and products for irrigation monitoring and management to C-suite industry leaders in agriculture and AgTech investors. The exposure was invaluable.”

President and CEO, GROGURU

Our Start-Up Community