Apr 20, 2023
IFPA announces Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator participants

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced their newest cohort for the Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator.

“This year’s companies are focused on climate-smart solutions to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, according to a news release.

The purpose of the Accelerator is to create a rapid industry introduction and onboarding for companies to remove barriers, make connections and increase intel that can help to speed innovation and adoption, according to the release.

“This is the second cohort for the Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator that brings companies with ready-to-market solutions for the produce industry,” IFPA said in the release. “These companies may already be in adjacent markets with potential to provide produce with a climate-smart innovation.”

IFPA welcomes its second cohort to the Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator, Vonnie Estes, IFPA’s vice president of AgFood Tech Innovation, said in the release. “In our first year, we were successful in introducing 12 companies to the industry which has led to new partnerships, investments and critical innovation for the produce sector,” he said in the release. “This year, we’re welcoming 12 new companies with climate-smart solutions from all over the world that have the potential to change the way we grow and do business.”

During their “immersion week,” the winners will begin their produce industry introduction May 7-12 when they tour fields and facilities from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Then, company leaders will be paired with industry mentors who will help them to understand and adjust to the unique challenges in the produce industry.

Cohort members will participate in regular webinars and networking leading up to the culminating event at IFPA’s October Global Produce and Floral Show in Anaheim, California. All winners will be featured on the show’s expo floor.

The 2023 Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator Cohort includes
• Agrology
• Arable
• Avo Solutions
• Bloomfield
• BloomX
• FireFly-One
• Four Growers
• Fyteko
• Gardin
• Intelligent Growth Solutions
• Moleaer
• Spornado

The Fresh Field Catalyst is supported by Innovation Partner S2G Ventures and sponsor RSM.


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