Meet the finalists

Agriniser

Agriniser is a Bulgarian agriculture brokerage platform that simplifies the buying and selling of crops. Launched in 2019, the platform provides trading services (buyers and sellers trade and negotiate anonymously on the marketplace platform) and market analysis of the CEE agricultural industry. Learn more>>
 

Agro-U

Agro-U is a Greek recruitment platform for agricultural workers. It offers permanent and temporary (seasonal) employment opportunities and has 8000 registered users, including 700 farms. Learn more>>
 

Fermier Bun

Fermier Bun is a Romanian platform that connects local food producers with potential customers who live nearby. The company operates as an online store offering checkout and delivery. It has 2 logistics centers: one for vegetable products and one for meat, dairy and similar products. Learn more>> 
 

Kolta

Kolta is a Romanian marketplace platform that allows farmers to buy inputs and sell their harvest wholesale. The platform works as a digital cooperative for farms to achieve critical mass for transactions. Learn more>>
 

Ondo

Ondo is a Bulgaria-based smart farming solutions startup for precision irrigation, crop watering and climate control for all crops. Ondo helps farmers reduce the time and labor required to manage irrigation and nutrition processes. Learn more>>

Proofminder

Proofminder is a Hungarian AI platform for precision agriculture - crop/leaf monitoring for farmers as a SaaS platform with drone production partners. The platform targets large agribusinesses in CEE, seed producers, apple growers (& fruit tree growers) and other market players. Learn more>> 

Smartland

Smartland is a Romanian farmland management solution. It enables customers to keep track of all documents and other information related to their land, such as topographic data, maps, permits, cadastres, as well as real-time data related to their crops. Learn more>>
 

Ullmanna

Ullmanna has developed a hardware product that attaches to tractors to cut weeds in the row. The product comes from the Czech Republic. The product detects the plant and decides whether to cut it or not. It provides an environmentally friendly solution to pesticides or other inorganic liquids. Learn more>>

Vetemenyem

Vetemenyem is a Hungarian interactive mobile application for amateur gardeners that provides knowledge on how to grow specific plants. The garden planner shows the user which plants should be planted next to each other to promote plant growth. Learn more>>

Verdefood

Verdefood is a Romanian marketplace that connects local farmers around Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca with local demand for fresh vegetables and fruits. In addition, the platform provides farmers with tools to better manage their supply processes. Learn more>>

Our unique advantages

  • Selection and programming focused on accelerating startup growth and commercial results. 
  • One-on-one consulting and coaches with an extended network of mentors, industry experts, corporate and partners.
  • Blended group training, group mentoring and peer reviews.
  • Access to Agricover's network of farms and agri-players to test and receive feedback and insights.
  • Access to SeedBlink, the European investment platform designed to support entrepreneurs reach investor readiness.
  • A driving focus on the entire agri-food value chain, supporting value chains and impact.

Timeline

Before starting to work with our experts, the startups with the greatest potential are identified in an internal selection process. Selected startups  will work with mentors and experts from Microsoft along with agriculture experts from our partner Agricover to improve their business strategy and plans. 

Application Period

Dec 20, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022

Pitch & Q&A Session

Jan 05 - Feb 21, 2022

Selection of finalist startups

Mar 14, 2022

Acceleration Program*

April 5th - June 26th, 2022

Demo Day x Final selection of winning startups

July 13th, 2022

* 4 hours per week, Mentors get to know the startups and their technology 1:1 mentor-startup sessions focusing on business strategy.

Food for Thought

Committee

Acts as the Funding committee, finalists will be rated by the jury consisting of Board Members, Executives and Advisors from Agricover, Microsoft, Seedblink and their partners. 

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