GROW, a Singaporean accelerator programme aimed at driving change in the global agrifood system, has unveiled the second cohort of its latest initiative, the Impact Accelerator.
Out of the 10 selected startups, five hail from Southeast Asia.
Set to run virtually, the programme will provide teams with the necessary support they need to scale up rapidly and create lasting positive change across the globe.
Selected startups will be given US$100,000 in cash and US$100,000 in-kind investment on founder-friendly terms.
They will also benefit from coaching, mentor support, expert sessions, peer learning, and access to industry networks.
GROW is supported by impact partners, including UNDP Global Centre, Grow Asia, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and Toniic.
“Each of the companies selected for the Impact Accelerator embodies this mission and brings a unique solution to the table. We are thrilled to welcome these 10 exciting companies into the family and look forward to working closely with them to scale new heights and create lasting impact,” said John Friedman, Executive Director at GROW.
Here are the five Southeast Asian startups in the cohort:
Biteback Biotechnology (Singapore)
Insect bio-refinery converting agro-industrial waste into a healthier drop-in replacement for palm oil, biofuels and other functional ingredients.
Braintree Technologies (Malaysia)
Robotic farming-as-a-service that transforms unattended land into agricultural spaces, raising smallholder incomes and reducing greenhouse gas and chemical emissions.
Green Rebel (Indonesia)
A plant-based protein brand that uses local ingredients to create clean-label meat alternatives with distinct Asian flavors.
An agritech e-commerce platform helping smallholders access new customers and markets while digitising the supply chain to improve incomes and reduce food loss.
Produces functional ingredients for pet, aquaculture and animal feed manufacturers from sustainably farmed seaweed.
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