SVG Ventures|THRIVE, a global venture and innovation platform has announced the 15 companies selected for its fourth Academy program.

The THRIVE Academy is committed to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the agriculture and food technology space. 

It offers a 12-week program designed to de-risk and validate ideas, equipping participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the challenges of the industry. 

This year's participants come from across Canada, Bulgaria, Hungary, and the United States.

Participants in the program will feature in a live demo day on April 11, 2024, at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, where participants will showcase their innovations to investors, industry experts, and potential partners.

SVG is a leading AgriFood Innovation and Investment platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, and comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. 

SVG’s global partners include leading government, agriculture, and technology corporations such as Alberta Government, Old’s College, Calgary Economic Development, Corteva, Driscoll’s, FCC, BASF, Kubota, Land O’Lakes, Shell, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Bayer, ICL, Nutrien, Intel, Agrofresh, Valmont, UFA, Yamaha Motor Ventures, KRONE and Wilbur-Ellis.