Creating opportunity for entrepreneurs in agri-food
5 Apr 2022
Alberta Innovates and SVG Ventures|THRIVE (THRIVE), with support from PrairiesCan, are announcing the THRIVE Academy, a new pre-accelerator in Alberta, to support entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators, early-stage startups and spin-outs in the agri-food technology sector.
$3 million from Alberta Innovates and $700,000 in federal funding through PrairiesCan, will help THRIVE establish the THRIVE Academy, providing training and supports for entrepreneurs to become market- and investor-ready with a goal of building highly scalable companies. Academy participants will be provided with six weeks of intensive programming followed by six weeks of mentoring from industry-leading mentors culminating in a Demo Day which will see participants pitch to industry leaders, potential investors and accelerators like the SVG Thrive Canada Accelerator – part of Alberta Innovates’ Scaleup and Growth Accelerators Program (Scaleup GAP).