THRIVE Global Impact Challenge | VC4A

Year started: May 6, 2024 | Current status: Applications closed

Business stage:
Startup (Post-revenue)

Agriculture & Food
Water & Sanitation

Duration: months | Mode: In-person and Virtual | Participation Fee: Free

Number of participant accepted per cohort:

Location(s): Ghana – Greater Accra – N/A |

Brief Description

The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge is a global search for the most innovative startups who are advancing a more sustainable future for agriculture. Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Impact Challenge is focused on five key themes each one central to supporting the transition to a net-zero future for agriculture.
Finalists from each theme will advance to the finals and pitch at the THRIVE Global Impact Summit where the overall winner will be announced.

Focus Areas
Soil health & biodiversity
Food security & Waste Reduction
Reducing and offsetting GHG emissions
Nutrition & Health
Cleantech: Water & Energy

Training details

Describe the format of your programme.:

The Winning company receives the THRIVE Global Impact Challenge Award in addition to the following:
A place on THRIVE’s award-winning Global Accelerator Program
Investment from SVG Ventures up to $1 Million USD
Opportunity to pitch live at THRIVE Global Impact Summit in Silicon Valley
Two Complimentary tickets to attend THRIVE Global Impact Summit & pre-summit networking reception

Selection Criteria
These selection criteria will help us identify and support startups and entrepreneurs who are actively working towards creating sustainable and impactful solutions aligned with our mission and vision.
Applicants should be early-stage startups or entrepreneurs at the seed to Series A stage. We welcome innovative ideas and solutions that have the potential for growth and scalability.
We invite applications from around the world. Entrepreneurs and startups from any country or region are encouraged to apply, as we value diverse perspectives and global collaboration.
Applicants should demonstrate a clear alignment with one or more of the above focus areas. Solutions should address the specific challenges within these areas and offer innovative approaches for positive impact.
While not mandatory, we highly value applicants who can demonstrate a proven impact on climate and the environment. This includes showcasing tangible outcomes, data-driven results, or successful implementation of solutions that have positively influenced sustainability, carbon reduction, biodiversity, or other environmental aspects.

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Current Partners and Funders

Other partners and funders: Krone, Microsoft, UFA, Intel, Alberta Innovates, FCC, BAYER, etc.

Support provided

Non Financial Support Provided: Fellowships|Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

Financial Support Provided: Grant