Edmonton startups Edging AI, iClassifier, and Nu Terra Labs are among the eight early-stage companies from Alberta selected for the inaugural THRIVE Academy pre-accelerator program.
The THRIVE Academy is a 12-week agrifood pre-accelerator program for agtech startups that offer entrepreneurs tailored guidance, access to the Olds College Smart Farm, and more.
“The first cohort of the THRIVE Academy speaks volumes to the talent and innovation in the agrifood value chain in Alberta and across Canada,” said John Cassidy, managing director of SVG Ventures|THRIVE in Canada.
Using artificial intelligence and computer vision, iClassifier provides smart-farm capabilities to producers. Nu Terra Labs aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized producers to set up automated greenhouses and vertical farms.
Edging AI is working on a smartphone device that will help users detect bacteria with a simple scan. “We are looking forward to getting the training, guidance, and coaching we need to grow our startup to the next level,” the company posted as it announced its selection.
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