Three months in an accelerator can seem like three years to any startup: teams grow, business models change and major deals close. This holds particularly true for the ten teams presenting pitches at the Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day on October 15. At the event, a founder from each team will spend a short time sharing the story of their company and the value they provide. Tickets for the evening event are now available for free to the public.
Brett Brohl, the program’s Managing Director explains, “Demo Day is the culmination of 13-weeks of hard work by these startups from around the world.” The 2019 class comes from across the country and even across the globe, with teams from India, Israel, Australia and Canada.
The event will be held at the Union Depot in St. Paul, MN during Twin Cities Startup Week. Doors for the event will open at 5pm, with pitches beginning at 6pm. All attendees will have a chance to talk with the participating teams at a Startup Showcase that will directly follow the pitch-presentations.
Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, Techstars Farm to Fork brings innovative companies from across the food value chain to Minnesota. The accelerator, based at the Osborn370 building, is part of Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed.
As Brohl says, “If you’re at all interested in what the food tech industry is going to look like in 5 years, you should be in St. Paul on October 15 to check out what innovators are building right here in the Twin Cities.”
Techstars Farm to Fork class of 2019 teams (in no particular order):
Contain – Contain is an alternative finance company that connects indoor growers with lease financing, indoor agriculture-specific insurance and equipment vendors.
Trackter – Trackter makes just-in-time shipping easy with a same day freight marketplace and suite of supply chain collaboration tools.
Otrafy – Otrafy helps companies manage the collection and transference of certification data across the food chain.
Transparent Kitchen – Transparent Kitchen is reimagining the dining experience with a dual-ended platform that empowers restaurants to better cater to the personal needs of the modern diner.
PurPics – PurPics is the platform that helps brands engage and understand Gen Z consumers 10x more effectively.
EcoPlant – EcoPlant offers a SaaS solution that connects to industrial air compressors’ controllers and pipeline sensors to continuously monitor, control and optimize the entire system.
Conversight.ai – Conversight.ai empowers sales and service terms with real-time insights through a voice and conversational bot Athena.
ImagoAI – ImagoAi’s software automates food safety and food quality analysis for food processing companies.
Food For All – An app-based marketplace that helps food businesses save on food waste while providing diners meal options at discount prices.
phood – A food waste prevention platform that helps food businesses of all sizes reduce their food waste and create savings.