Nest accelerator programme seeking for innovative AgTech companies


The AGrowth accelerator programme is a 12-week programme commissioned by National
Innovation Agency (NIA) and powered by Nest. Aimed at innovative and scalable AgTech
startups, this accelerator programme supports startups and entrepreneurs from around the
globe in delivering breakthrough innovations and technologies in AgTech to make an impact
on the future of farming.

Nest is seeking AgTech companies that have established product-market fit and have
developed innovative solutions addressing the following areas:

• Data transparency and analytics: data capture and analysis tools to maximise
• Automation & digitisation: technologies that can help reduce manual processes
and increase efficiency
• Logistics and supply chain visibility: platforms that create price transparency and
visibility of logistic options and provide alternatives to incumbent solutions
• New market identification and access: tools and platforms enabling farmers to
access new buyers / markets
• Urban agriculture: technologies to enable the creation of self-sustaining
ecosystems in city environments, including but not limited to vertical and indoor

AGrowth Accelerator participants will be guided through their business growth and
development with the help of business mentoring from NIA and Nest, as well as two leading corporates. It’s a great opportunity to establish a foothold in Thailand, or to expand existing presence in the region through commercial partnerships.

The selected startups can expect a highly supportive and collaborative environment, with an opportunity to pitch their solutions. If chosen for the programme, startups will:
• Be immersed in the innovation ecosystem in Thailand and establish a foothold to
build a broader network in Asia as a foundation for future expansion
• Be guided through a 12-week structured process working towards a potential PoC
and possible commercial integration opportunities with two corporate sponsors
• Gain exposure to business leaders and receive mentorship opportunities
• Receive access to a network of investors as well as investment advice from Nest,
with the chance to pitch to investors at a demo day
• Access customer insights regionally and internationally
• Receive one round-trip flight as well as accommodations for the duration of the time
spent in Bangkok, Thailand

Applications close on August 11th, 2019.
To learn more about the programme:
To apply:

About Nest:

Nest operates corporate innovation accelerators, invests in seed to growth-stage startups, and runs an entrepreneurial community called Mettā. Nest has built an innovation ecosystem to connect the fast-growing markets of Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Nest runs corporate innovation accelerators to connect startups with corporates; to corporate adopt new technologies and startups scale.

Source: Nest