Applications Open for Pre-Summit Pitch Day

Seed-stage agtech start-ups worldwide are invited to submit solutions for climate-smart agriculture at the pre-summit Pitch Day, where ten shortlisted companies will present to a select audience of leading agri-food corporates, VCs and VIPs.

Calling Start-Ups With Solutions for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Submissions are invited from start-ups offering solutions for climate-smart agriculture that achieve outcomes in increased profitability and biodiversity, enhanced resilience and reduced emissions. Including, but not limited to technologies in:

  • Sustainable Inputs
  • Seed / Genomic Technologies
  • Monitoring/ Sensing / Analytics
  • Precision Applications / Irrigation
  • Farm System Management
  • Fintech / Marketplaces
  • Automation / Robotics

Judging Committee

Together, the judging panel will give each of these exciting start-ups the opportunity to explain further detail about their technology applications and business model, through focused Q&A. With:

Amanda Donohue-Hansen, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES
Renée Vassilos, Director of Agriculture Innovation, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Paimun Amini, Director of Venture Investments, LEAPS BY BAYER
Sanjeev Krishnan, CIO & Managing Director, S2G VENTURES
Eric O’Brien, Co-Founder & Managing Director, FALL LINE CAPITAL

Winner Benefits

Following a shortlisting process with the judges, 10 selected innovators will pitch their solutions in front of five seasoned investors and an invited audience of leading agri-food corporates, VCs and VIPs, in an invitation-only pre-summit gathering at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

The winner of the Pitch Day will then present on the main stage in front of an audience at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, made of 1,500 industry professionals on March 23.

Selection Process

  • Entries Open – December  7
  • Entries Close – January 28, 2022
  • Finalists announced – February 21, 2022
  • World Agri-Tech Pitch Day – March 21, 2022
  • Winner of Pitch Day presents on the main stage at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit – March 23, 2022

Apply Now

Pre-Summit Pitch Day Application Form

Enter now for a chance to present live in front of a selection of leading agri-food corporates, VCs and VIPs in San Francisco on March 21.
  • About You

  • Short description of your company: What you do, where, number of employees etc. Who owns your company, is it wholly owned or subsidiary to a larger organization?
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, worddoc, jpg, png, mp4.
    Please attach your executive summary or other relevant business document. Contents will not be made public but will be shared with the judging committee. If you have issues uploading you can also email or send file transfer to