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SVG Ventures- THRIVE Unveils Canada III Accelerator Cohort

SVG Ventures | THRIVE is delighted to announce the fifteen start-ups who will join the 3rd cohort (THRIVE Canada III) of their award-winning accelerator program.

The fifteen companies were selected from an applicant pool of start-ups from across Canada. The competitive selection process, conducted in collaboration with THRIVE’s corporate partners, focused on start-ups’ potential impact on sustainability goals as well as their prospects for commercial success.

The THRIVE Accelerator Program combines an intensive start-up curriculum with access to a multitude of resources including access to corporates and investors and tailored mentorship from industry experts within THRIVE’s extensive global network. The program equips companies with a strong foundation and robust framework to accelerate rapid global expansion.

Since its inception in 2010, THRIVE has graduated 120 start-ups through its award-winning program and these start-ups have created more than $1 billion in value. The program has been acknowledged as the #1 AgTech Accelerator by AgFunder and SVG Ventures has been recognized by Crunchbase as the Most Active AgTech Investor.

“Our THRIVE Accelerator program consistently attracts top tier start-ups & this cohort is no exception,” said John Cassidy, Managing Director THRIVE Canada, “I’m delighted that we can support and accelerate these innovative companies along their journey as we drive towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future.”

The Canada III cohort is comprised of eight companies from Alberta, two from British Columbia, three from Ontario and one each from Manitoba and Quebec. The cohort will kick off their three-month accelerator program in March, attend Alberta Innovation week in May, and conclude with Silicon Valley Week in November.

The THRIVE CANADA III Cohort is comprised of the following start-ups:
AdvancedAg (Raymond, AB)
Carbon Oxytech (Calgary, AB)
Cellar Insights Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC (Dartmouth, NS)
Cubbi Technologies Inc (Calgary, AB)
Else Labs (Ottawa, ON)
Farmer’s Hive (Vancouver, BC)
FeedFlo ( Winnipeg, MB)
Feedware (Gwen, AB)
Mycro Harvest (Waterloo, ON)
Permalution (Sherbrooke, QC)
Poket Inc. (Toronto, ON)
SolarSteam Inc. (Calgary, AB)
Susgrainable (Calgary, AB & Vancouver, BC)
Verge Technologies Canada (Lethbridge, AB)

We are thrilled to invite you to the THRIVE Canada III Accelerator Pitch Day, where innovation and entrepreneurship take center stage! Mark your calendars for May 28, 2024.

Join us for an inspiring day as innovative start-ups from across the country showcase their ground-breaking ideas and solutions. THRIVE Canada III Accelerator Pitch Day promises to be a platform for networking, collaboration, and witnessing the future of Canadian innovation. Reserve your spot now and stay tuned for more details as we gear up for an unforgettable day of discovery and growth.

The SVG Ventures | THRIVE Canada Accelerator’s successful execution is made possible through the generous support of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program, managed by Alberta Innovates. This initiative is further supported by a consortium including the Alberta Ministry of Technology & Innovation, Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), Alberta Innovates, and Olds College. The THRIVE Canada Accelerator is further supported by funding from Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) and Farm Credit Canada (FCC).