. ABOUT INDOOR AG-IGNITE
Indoor Ag-Con has long supported entrepreneurs in the fast-growing indoor agriculture industry, for instance, it sponsored the first Startup Weekend Singapore to include an indoor agriculture focus in 2017. It took this commitment one step further in 2018 with an indoor agriculture pitch competition – Indoor Ag-Ignite – to find the most innovative new ideas globally in the sector. Three winning teams received prize packages including Startup SG grants of S$50,000 per team thanks to the support of SPRING Singapore, and Plenty Ag contributed Upstart University seats for five finalists.
We’ll again be hosting Indoor Ag-Ignite at the 4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia, and three winning teams will each receive prize packages that include Startup SG grants of S$50,000 thanks to the support of lead sponsor Enterprise Singapore. The competition’s three winners will also benefit from a grower assessment and recommendation for the proper growing media for their crop from the experts at Smithers Oasis. Then Smithers Oasis will supply the winners with free media, along with continued technical assistance.
We saw a higher and more diverse number of applications for our 2019 competition, and applicants participated in a first round online. Our judges then selected the following five companies to pitch at Indoor Ag-Con Asia on January 15:
Farmers Cut GmbH
GROWER AGRITECH LLP
Michael Dean, AgFunder
Isabelle Decitre, ID Capital
Sarai Kemp, Trendlines Agtech
Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore
Want to join our judging panel? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to discuss this with you.
We have emailed each of the applicants with results of the first round pitch. Didn’t get your email? Please check your spam folder, and – if you still don’t find anything – open a support ticket and we’d be happy to help.