The Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, co-funded by Ecolab and Cargill in partnership with Techstars, is a first-of-its-kind program to be based in the Twin Cities. The program identifies entrepreneurs and start-up companies from around the world who have innovative ideas focused on food safety, the food supply chain, food tech, farm productivity and waste management.
According to the United Nations, by 2030, the world will need 35 percent more food than what’s produced today. At the same time, consumers’ tastes are changing. They are seeking more local, fresh and organic foods, and want increased transparency around the food supply chain and food safety. New technologies can lead the way to a safer, more secure and sustainable food supply.
With our food safety expertise and knowledge of the food industry, Ecolab is in a unique position to provide guidance to the entrepreneurs and start-ups that are creating these new technologies. That’s why Ecolab and Cargill partnered with Techstars to launch the Farm to Fork Accelerator, based in St. Paul, Minn. The program will identify entrepreneurs and start-up companies from around the world with innovative ideas focused on food safety, the food supply chain, food tech, farm productivity and waste management.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups are invited to apply for the mentorship-driven accelerator program managed by Ecolab, Cargill and Techstars. Applications for the 2019 class will be accepted Jan. 7 through April 7, 2019. Participants will join the accelerator in St. Paul on July 15, 2019, for a 13-week engagement, where they will receive input from Ecolab, Cargill and Techstars experts on developing technology that positively impacts the food industry.
To learn more or submit an application, visit the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator website.