Ag Sharks Competition hosted by Western Growers and S2G Ventures: Proposal submission deadline Sept. 30
Calling All Startups! Apply for AgSharks Competition to Win $250,000 Minimum Investment
Hosted by Western Growers Association (WGA) and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth)
Applications for the 2018 AgSharks™ Competition are now open! AgSharks, which is hosted by our good friends at Western Growers Association and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth), is a challenge where start-up companies can compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital to support the development and growth of their businesses. All entrepreneurs and startups looking to innovate solutions for the agricultural sector are eligible to apply.
AgSharks premiered last October, where two agtech startups – Hazel Technologies and AgVoice – received a $2.25 million total investment offer from S2G Ventures.
This year, five finalists will be selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of AgSharks, consisting of venture capitalists and fresh produce farmers, during the WG 93rd Annual Meeting in Palm Desert on October 30, 2018. The judges will decide on the spot whether and how much to invest. The entrepreneurs must then accept the offer, negotiate or decline. In addition to investment capital, successful entrants will receive international recognition, mentoring from S2G and Western Growers and potential access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies. All participating companies will receive complimentary conference registration for one person and one night hotel accommodations at host hotel.
All applications can be submitted to https://www.research.net/r/agsharks18. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2018.