Yield Lab Europe, a Galway, Ireland-based agtech accelerator program, has opened for applications from startups for 2018.
Yield Lab will support up to eight companies with an investment of €100k and an intensive mentoring and training program to help them turn their ideas into internationally scalable businesses.
This is the second year of the European program for the Yield Lab, which similar programs in the US and Latin America in offering early stage venture capital to companies in the AgTech sector, with a particular focus on businesses addressing issues of environmental sustainability and food security.
Last year, Yield Lab Europe had applications from 165 companies across world, from which 4 were selected to join the 6-month program, which gives the businesses exposure to agri industry experts in addition to the training and €100k investment.
This year’s companies will also benefit from all expenses paid trips to three of the world leading venture capital conferences for early stage AgTech companies, attended by some of the world’s largest venture capital funds (including the Ag Innovation Showcase in St Louis in September, and the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in London in October).
Applications can be made at http://www.yieldlab.ie and close on Friday March 2nd.