About Pitch Day
This year, World Agri-Tech has teamed up with San Diego-based acceleration fund Radicle Growth to host a Pitch Day on Monday March 19. In an industry first, Radicle will offer $250,000 investment to the winning company.
Following an open call for nominations, eight early-stage technology companies will be selected to showcase their solutions at a special pre-summit Pitch Day in front of a group of high-ranking investors and agribusiness experts.
An expert judging panel will select the winner, which will be announced the following day at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.
Radicle Growth is an acceleration fund backed by leading agtech investors including Finistere Ventures, Bayer Crop Science, OurCrowd and Cloud Break Advisors.
Criteria & Process
We welcome applications from agtech entrepreneurs from all geographies and all sub-sectors of agtech, including Animal Health, Biologicals, Digital Ag, Farm Systems, Food-Tech, Seed Technology and Opportunistic.
To qualify, companies should have received a minimum of $100,000 in investment capital, or in kind capital, or have gone through an agtech seed accelerator program.
All applications will be reviewed by the investment committee, and a shortlist of eight companies will be invited to present live at the Pitch Day.
The winner will be chosen from the eight pitching companies, with the announcement taking place during Day 1 of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday March 20.
The winning company will also gain the opportunity to present to 600+ agribusiness executives in the plenary session of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on Wednesday March 21.
All potential investments are subject to final terms and conditions and normal and customary due diligence.
How to Apply
To apply for the World Agri-Tech Pitch Day and The Radicle Challenge, please complete the application form below.
Deadline for Applications: Friday January 19, 2018
Short List to be Announced: Monday February 5, 2018
Pitch Day: Monday March 19, 2018 – Hilton Union Square, San Francisco
Winner Announced: Tuesday March 20, 2018 – World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco