A Guide to Startup Resources for Agriculture & Food Technology Innovation

Bridging the gaps between innovation, investment, and business. 

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This report, produced in collaboration with AgFunder and Ag Innovation Development Group, identifies the 91 global resources that are focused on providing support for agriculture and food technology innovation. We propose definitions for the emerging categories of resources in this sectors, such as accelerators, prizes, and incubators, and identify five key gaps within the food and agriculture technology innovation ecosystem. Like what you see? Check out the live version of this data here. 

Report last updated: Nov 4, 2016


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