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Germinate Pre-Accelerator Program

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Cultivate Innovation: Grow Your Agrifood or Aquaculture Tech Dream in Paradise


Hear the whisper of wind rustling through palm trees? That's the call of opportunity, beckoning tech-savvy minds like yours.


Whether you're a farmer with a digital vision, a scientist sprouting groundbreaking solutions, or a business leader yearning to nourish a sustainable future, this isn't just a program, it's fertile ground for your agrifood or aquaculture tech dreams to take root.


Five sun-drenched weeks in the heart of innovation:

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant community of Hawaii agrifood and aquaculture, where stunning scenery inspires and industry experts fertilize your ideas.

  • Network with seasoned founders, investors, and fellow changemakers, forging connections that blossom into powerful collaborations.


Harvest a bounty of skills:

  • Develop your novel technology solution with expert guidance, transforming your seed of an idea into a thriving venture.

  • Hone your entrepreneurial acumen, learning to cultivate growth and weather market storms.

  • Connect with funding opportunities to give your project a financial head start.


More than a pre-accelerator, it's a thriving ecosystem:

This program isn't just about quick growth spurts, it's about nurturing a resilient, impactful venture. You'll leave equipped with:

  • A clear roadmap for your agrifood tech or aquaculture journey.

  • A network of mentors and peers who become your lifelong support system.

  • The confidence to revolutionize the way we feed Hawaii and Asia Pacific region.


Ready to plant your vision and watch it flourish?

Sow the seeds of your future:

  • Applications open until April 20, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

  • Pre-accelerator launch sprouts in Kona, May 3-5, 2024

  • Virtual mentorship blossoms virtually May 6-June 7, 2024

  • Demo Day showcases your harvest's bounty on June 8, 2024


Though we don't offer direct funding or take equity, the fertile ground of this program nurtures ventures that blossom on their own.


Take the plunge, cultivate your vision, and join us in building a more sustainable future, one seed at a time.


Apply today and watch your agrifood or aquaculture tech dream flourish under the Hawaiian sun!


Please note:

  • Application deadline: April 20, 2024, 11:59 PM

  • No application fees

  • Program dates: May 3 - June 8, 2024

  • Location: Kona, Hawaii (in-person launch) and virtual

  • Demo Day at Entrepreneur Sandbox in Honolulu, Hawaii - Saturday, June 8, 2024

  • We do not provide funding and do not take equity

  • Open to Hawaii startups only.


Let's till the fields of innovation together!

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Germinate Pre-X Program

The program will help startups refine solution concepts and business models to better position them in raising funding. The program will be a combination of in-person and virtual. Open to Hawaii startup founders. 


Demo Day

The program will conclude with a Demo Day at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Honolulu. The Demo Day will give the cohort a chance to pitch their startup to members of the Hawaii entrepreneur ecosystem. June 8, 2024.


Ongoing Support

Germinate will provide ongoing support beyond the program to help the cohort grow as they navigate the initial stages of launching their ventures. Germinate will help with ecosystem connections and more. 

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