On Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 May, the 12 start-ups of Hectar Accelerator Season 2 took part in their bootcamp.
Like their predecessors welcomed last February, they are all providing solutions to counter environmental, social and economic challenges and ensure the success of the agricultural transition. But this new edition is also the beginning of the internationalization of the program since 4 companies operate in South Africa and Europe (Vegetal Signals), Australia (Bilberry), Asia (Phagos), Great Britain (Muddy Machines).
These 12 startups were selected by a jury of entrepreneurs, farmers, researchers, investors and of course the 4 partners of the accelerator: Naturalia, Parfums Christian Dior, Sucden Ventures and Timac Agro France.
They will benefit from the entire ecosystem developed by Hectar and the HEC Paris Incubator. The goal is to support 80 startups in 2 years to become the reference in Agri Tech, Food Tech and Regenerative Agriculture.
● Atelier Sarrasin (from the brand Buffon & co) : Producer of biscuits, appetizers, steaks made from buckwheat
● Axioma France : Designer and manufacturer of biostimulants for plant production (based on plants and seaweeds extracts)
● Bilberry : Developer of a network system intended to reduce the amount of pesticides used in field crops
● Cascade : Developer of greenhouse films converting sunlight into wavelengths for photosynthesis
● Funky Veggie : Producer of tasty and gourmet vegan alternative products
● Jungle : Large scale vertical farms for the food, perfume and cosmetic industries
● Kheops : Developer of solutions facilitating local trade between producers and professional buyers
● Muddy Machines : Developer and manufacturer of autonomous harvesting robots for specialized crops
● Phagos : Channel bacteria's natural predator, the bacteriophage, to provide a sustainable alternative to antibiotics
● Solicaz : Developer of bacterial biostimulants promoting plant growth for an eco-efficient agriculture
● Vegetal Signals : Developer of a support and automation platform based on based on plant electrophysiology
● Veragrow : Developer of biostimulants made from lombricompost and organic wastes
The next class will start in September. Applications can already be submitted here: Hectar.co/accélérateur
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