THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge (up to $100,000 for Farmers)

About the THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge

The THRIVE | Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge seeks to discover and support top start-up and scale-up innovators driving the worldwide shift to climate-smart agriculture practices. The challenge is in line with Shell’s Powering Progress vision as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Apply today if your start-up or scale-up company fits one of the challenge themes listed below.

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THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge Focus areas

The key goal of the challenge is to identify and promote innovations that help farmers to:

  • ENHANCE LAND
    Solutions that promote carbon sequestration and avoid emissions while improving soil health.
  • CONNECT FARMS
    Solutions to improve farm connectivity to access carbon markets and carbon financing.
  • MEASURE SOIL
    Solutions that measure and quantify soil carbon, soil health, and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Benefits for winners

Winners will be selected to receive the following benefits:

  • Funding
    Up to $100,000 in funding to develop a proof of concept*
  • Eligible for investment
    Considered or eligible for investment from Shell Ventures if investment criteria met
  • SHELL gamechanger
    Acceptance into the Shell GameChanger program with access to coaching and additional funding opportunities
  • THRIVE top 50 fast-track
    Receive automatic nomination for THRIVE’s TOP 50 AgTech & FoodTech Listings
  • Market validation
    Potential pilot opportunities with Shell
  • Publicity
    Gain brand recognition through THRIVE media and brand exposure across various channels
  • Award-winning THRIVE accelerator
    Selected applicants will secure placement in THRIVE’s Accelerator Program in 2024
  • Mentorship & coaching
    Access THRIVE’s extensive ecosystem of industry experts & receive focused startup coaching
  • THRIVE ecosystem
    Be shortlisted for future partnership opportunities with THRIVE’s network

Selection criteria

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge is open to start-ups and scale-ups located around the world

Startups:

  • Pre-seed to seed stage
  • Start-ups will be screened based on:
    1. Novel – is the idea fundamentally different, disruptive and unproven?
    2. Valuable – could the idea create substantial new value if it works?
    3. Doable – is there a plan to prove the concept quickly and affordably?
    4. Relevant – is the idea relevant to the future of climate-smart agriculture.
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Scaleups:

  • Series A +
  • Proven scalability of a base business and formalized business model
  • Detailed plan outlining:
    1. Marketing reach
    2. Team structure
    3. Key product offering

The Application Deadline is 11th December 2022

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THRIVE/Shell Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge (up to $100,000 for Farmers)
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