Regenerating Soil Health

We accelerate regenerative agriculture technology start-ups to help restore our planet's soils and save its climate.

Dry Soil

The Problem

The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared in the world in the last 150 years, threatening crop yields and contributing to nutrient pollution, dead zones and erosion.

 

In the US alone, soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished.

If we continue to degrade the soil at the rate we are now, the world could run out of topsoil in about 60 years, according to Maria-Helena Semedo of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

 

Without topsoil, the earth’s ability to filter water, absorb carbon, and feed people plunges.

Our Solution

We are world's first dedicated agriculture technology accelerator focused on regenerating soil health. 

​The RE GEN Accelerator supports and invests in scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs with solutions that make our agricultural systems regenerative and resilient. 

 

Our mission is to increase access to food, tools, land, and resources for farmers and local communities across the globe by improving their soil.

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Harvesting Wheat

Applications for the RE GEN Accelerator Program open January 1st, 2022.

Accelerator Benefits

World Class Program

Our program, delivered by alumni from the top business schools and companies in the world, gives our start-ups the tools and frameworks needed to succeed in business and transition to scaling with support from institutional capital.

Corporate Connections

We connect start-ups with corporate partners from our high profile network, for technology validation, adoption and

potential investment opportunities.

Access to Fields and NGOs

Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 100+ farmers, growers, and NGO agriculture partners, we aim to provide start-ups with opportunities to conduct active field trials and get the help they need to test their product in the real world.

$75K Investment with +$500K Follow On

We will invest $75K in each startup ($37,500K cash, $37,500K in program value), with the opportunity for additional follow-on investment.   

Expert Mentorship

We provide access to expert mentors & advisors as well as access to our extensive global entrepreneur network.

Perks worth over $250K

Our program partners are world leaders in startup support and offer participants over 250K in perks.

Brand Exposure

Start-ups get a multitude of brand exposure opportunities & the opportunity for global press & media spotlight at Demo Day.

Accelerator Overview

10 Startups Selected

From hundreds of global applicants, we select 10 start-ups to participate

4 Month Program

Successful applicants will go through a rigorous 4 month program  

$75K Investment

We will invest $75K in each startup ($37.5K cash, $37.5K in program value), 

+$500K Follow On

Opportunity for significant additional follow-on investment

Technology Categories

We look for early to growth stage start-ups with technologies that support regenerative farming and/or improvement of soil health including (but not limited to):

Science Student

Biology, Microbes and Biostimulants

Quadcopter Drone

Software, Sensing, and IOT

Data Cloud

Big Data & Predictive Analytics

Checking the Crops

Innovative Crops, Food & Approaches

Regenerative Approaches

Applicant technologies typically support one or more of the following approaches to regenerative agriculture: 

  • Aquaculture

  • Agroecology

  • Agroforestry

  • Biochar

  • Compost

  • Carbon Sequestration

  • Holistic Planned Grazing

  • No-till

  • Pasture Cropping

  • Perennial Crops

  • Silvopasture

  • Soil Health Improvement

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