Helping early-stage startups become market and investor ready

Introducing The Field Academy
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About

Powered by key players in the ecosystem, the Field Academy works with Food & Ag Tech founders at scale, providing a structured program, mentorship and investment. We level the playing field when it comes to investment opportunities while raising the bar for startup quality through strict screening. Our approach enables us to map the global landscape, identify industry trends and scout the most disruptive startups from emerging and established markets.

Our true data-driven approach together with insights on teams, removes unconscious bias among our progressive investment partners, leading to sustainable investments in the space. The Field Academy is an open initiative powered by the community for the community. We are seeking strategic partners to get involved across a number of packages. This is your chance to get involved. A global accelerator paying it forward to entrepreneurs, regardless of location or resources. 

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The Field Framework

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We use a tiered framework to support founders at three core stages, screening for talented teams. While the base level ‘Bedrock’ is open to any founder, regardless of background, each tier gets more selective and only the best progress to Harvest Day. Read more about step below;

How does it work?

 
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Bedrock is a 6-week program, open to any founder around the world regardless of location, background or resources. This community program helps founders ensure the fundamentals of their startup are right before doing anything else. We track how founders progress and invite the most impressive to take part in Seed, our Virtual Incubator program.

 
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Seed is a virtual Incubation program which takes things to the next level. Selected founders will get more 1:1 mentorship focussing on the key areas where the business needs help. The goal is to close some gaps in the eyes of investors and ensure the foundations are stable for continued growth

 
 
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Fertilize is our accelerator program for the best companies we see. Each year, we select the top 5% of companies we see and prepare them to meet investors. Over the course of this 6-week period, our team works with you hands-on to refine your value proposition, accelerate traction and prepare the pitch. Graduates will get the opportunity to pitch our investors at Harvest Day

 
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Harvest Day is what we call our Demo Days. The Field Academy will host Harvest Day, a Food & Ag Tech Conference bringing together our virtual community and the ecosystem as a whole. The startups who make it to Harvest Day will get a chance to pitch our panel of investors and compete for the Harvest Day awards across a number of categories

 

Why Join?

  • If Accepted, it's free to take part, no fee, no equity

  • Exposure to investors and strategic partners

  • A customised program. We curate what you need when you need it

  • Build your network with mentors and fellow founders across the world

  • Accessible anywhere, anytime

 

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