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Acceleration Program

13 weeks of the intense education process for investment readiness of Agritech/Foodtech/Biotech startups from East Georgia

*The batch will be remote with optional in-person components depending on the pandemic.

What to Expect

Startup Georgia is accepting applications from startups for the Agritech/Foodtech/Biotech Acceleration Program. That will take place between September - November 2022.

The batch will be a hybrid format with optional in-person components depending on the pandemic.

If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 23:59 pm on August 17. (Extended: August 30)

  • Only founders can come to interviews if invited or attend batch events if accepted.

  • We will be inviting teams to talk to us on a rolling basis. August 30 is the latest day you'll know if you got accepted.

  • Interviews will be held between August 21 -26.

  • This batch of Startup Georgia will be a hybrid due to COVID-19. We've worked hard to ensure we can provide the same or better networking, advice, and fundraising help that we always do. 

  • During the 3 month cycle, we invite Mentors and International Experts to boot camps to help you work on your projects and share their experiences.

  • Throughout the program, you will have physical workshops that will be followed by individual assignments, as well as virtual mentoring sessions on the various core topics to help your project become investment ready. The assignments will be reviewed and improved in a group setting to foster discussions between participants.

  • During and after the 3 months we introduce startups individually to people and organizations who could help them. The Community Member startup founders tend to be especially helpful. 

  • After 3 months in, we organize an event called Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

  • Accelerator doesn’t really end after 3 months; only the talks do. We continue to give advice and make introductions as long as our startups need — and so does the informal network of Startup Georgia companies.

  • Your team will be provided with the perks to kick off smoothly, such as collaboration tool discounts, free payment processing, AWS services, etc. 

You Are Eligible if

If you are already operating or have an idea of an Agritech/Foodtech/Biotech Startup, and want to accelerate your team and project to become an investment ready you are more than welcome

We are looking for Startup teams

  • From East Georgia (Including Samtskhe-Javakheti)

  • With a desire to build global, scalable products 

  • That has at least some industry experience 

  • Are teachable and open-minded 

  • Have an idea that can be competitive internationally 

Female founders and startups with paying customers or MVPs will be prioritized 

*Project is being delivered with the support of The USAID Agriculture Program