INDOOR AGTECH

Searching the world for innovative solutions and technologies to improve, automate and streamline agriculture in greenhouses and indoor growing environments

OCTOBER - DECEMBER
 2020
Sente Foundry
In collaboration with:

We are looking for innovative startups that are disrupting the indoor agriculture world. From October - December 2020, we will work with 8-10 startups to evaluate their technology strengths, business scale-up potential and investment potential.

Of these, we will choose at least three companies to pilot their technologies in a state-of-the-art growing facility and nominate for investment.

Our vision is to build a "growing as a service" platform that delivers consistent, predictable, high-quality, and profitable harvests.

2020 Program Participants
 
Technology areas include:
 
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Lighting Tech

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Automation

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Computer Vision

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Operations Software

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Fertigation Tech

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Plant Data Technologies

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Pest Control

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Workflow Management

The program activities include:

  •  An intense set of activities to analyze and evaluate your business that will help your company attract serious investors and customers (100% online)

  • A virtual industry conference on December 8-9 that connects startups with customers and the venture capital community

  • Coaching on your product and technology and how it can be used in different agricultural and horticultural applications

  • Opportunities outside your home geography (e.g., North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East)

  • A tight network of complementary technology companies that, together, can be more powerful than they can individually

  • A committed ecosystem of indoor agriculture technology companies, agtech investors, and multi-state cultivation operators that are ready to pilot groundbreaking technologies

  • For chosen early-stage startups, opportunity for investment of $75k-$300k and access to investor network for later-stage investments

Program Agenda
 

Oct 26: Virtual kickoff event with all startups & partners

Oct 27- Nov 20 (4-week "sprint"):

  • Sente's proprietary due-diligence process, where startups collaborate with the Sente team on weekly deliverables  to fully explore  their market, business model, pricing, unit economics, scale-up economics and fundraising requirements

  • Technical due-diligence with the GrowRay and NOBO teams to explore opportunities for pilot projects in grow facilities

  • Mentor meetings with entrepreneurs and investors

Nov 30 - Dec 11 (2-week "sprint"):

  • Finalization of due-diligence deliverables/process

  • Preparation and participation in virtual industry conference on Dec 9-10, "Yield Summit" (including panels, virtual tradeshow booths, pitches and networking with industry, media, investors and startups)

Jan 11-14 (Selection Week):

  • Minimum of 3 startups selected for investments and/or pilot projects with the indoor agriculture ecosystem

  • Phase 2 begins - which includes another 10 months of coaching, monitoring and connections

The Sente Team

Serhat Cicekoglu
Serhat Cicekoglu

Serhat Cicekoglu

Founder/CEO

Gerod Carfantan
Gerod Carfantan

Gerod Carfantan

COO

Ozan Tuncer
Ozan Tuncer

Ozan Tuncer

Operations

Emirhan Sahinoz
Emirhan Sahinoz

Emirhan Sahinoz

Senior Analyst

Derya Engin
Derya Engin

Derya Engin

Analyst

Yasemin Avci
Yasemin Avci

Yasemin Avci

Analyst

Mentors & Connectors

Ash Ganley
Ash Ganley

Ash Ganley

CEO

GrowRay Technologies

Yoon Lee
Yoon Lee

Yoon Lee

Chief Innovation Officer

march5

Alan Bonsett
Alan Bonsett

Alan Bonsett

Founder & President

NOBO Inc.

Yagmur Sagnak
Yagmur Sagnak

Yagmur Sagnak

Investor

Lori DeCarlo
Lori DeCarlo

Lori DeCarlo

Regional Director

NOBO Inc.

Rob Ward
Rob Ward

Rob Ward

Forward Food Tech

Thiag Loganathan
Thiag Loganathan

Thiag Loganathan

Serial Entrepreneur

Hayati Molinas
Hayati Molinas

Hayati Molinas

Stario Investment

Management

Ryan Lafferty
Ryan Lafferty

Ryan Lafferty

Kush Design Studio,

Fusion Innovation Grp