Agryo: a global agriculture risk intelligence provider which enables institutions to serve the 500 million underserved farming families who have no access to financial services
Grain Weevil: a grain bin safety and management robot that aims to improve quality of stored grain and improve farmer well-being
Seges Ag: a technology platform to eliminate pathogens and disinfect seed without delaying germination or having any negative effects on crops
Spornado: an innovative crop disease alert system that identifies crop disease in the air, long before it’s seen on crops
Congrats and thank you to all our semifinalists!
AgLite Solutions: a manufacturer of high-quality toolboxes for germicidal irradiation
Fair Fruit Exchange: a market linkage platform for dried fruits that links western consumer markets to rural producers
Farm Flight: a supplier of aerial imagery and data connectivity to drive agricultural efficiency
MAIA Aquatech: a hydroponic plant technology company aiming to rectify food insecurity
Mi Terro: the world’s first advanced material company that creates ocean degradable and home compostable flexible packaging materials made from agricultural waste
Selva Snacks: a producer of exotic tropical fruit snacks that aims to make consumers feel better by bringing a nutritious and savory snack to the market
Stay in Farm: an agro-tourism startup working to connect farmers, tourists, and students using a digital platform
Xoma: the first social impact “pulcatta” agave brand to enter the U.S. and is the smoother-tasting, more sophisticated cousin of mezcal and tequila
Congrats to our finalists!
We are excited to announce the following judges for the Pitch Competition finals!
Judges subject to change.
Bread and Butter Ventures
Syngenta Corporate Ventures
Natalie Cira, T17
CEO & Founder
Prizes for the VSAT 2021 Pitch Competition include a $2,500 cash prize for first place along with one-on-one meetings with 10+ venture capitalists and a $500 cash prize for the audience favorite.
Companies must be an early-stage startup.
Companies cannot have raised more than $500k in dilutive funding.
Annual revenue must be under $250k.
Applications are now closed.
The Semifinals took place on April 23, 2021.
The Pitch Competition Finals took place during the conference on May 6, 2021.