|Justin Kershaw, chief information officer.|
The first class, featuring 10 of the world’s most promising start-ups, is set to arrive in Minneapolis in the summer of 2018 for a 13-week engagement, where they will build their business and receive input on developing technology to positively impact the food industry, securing capital and expanding their industry reach.
|Brett Brohl, managing director of Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator.|
The accelerator is scheduled to continue for three years, engaging both early stage entrepreneurs and late stage start-ups with a vision for affecting positive change across the food system. Applications for the first class opens in January 2018, with a focus on start-ups that can advance key aspects of the food system, including food security and safety, ag tech, consumer goods and supply chain management.
Start-ups accepted into the program will be offered mentor support from Cargill and Ecolab executives and access to the companies’ market expertise, global connections and investment capital. Techstars’ network of successful entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and other partners also work hand-in-hand with the selected startups throughout the accelerator.
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