Grow-NY is a business competition focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region. The competition attracts innovative, high-growth food and agriculture startups from across the globe and engages them in the region’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.
Finalists will pitch their business ideas for a chance to win up to
Winning companies will be required to execute bold plans to grow jobs, connect with local industry partners, and contribute to a thriving Upstate economy.
High-growth food and agriculture startups from across the globe are encouraged to enter the competition.
Up to 20 finalists are matched with experienced mentors and receive customized business development trips to the region.
$3 million will be awarded each year to seven startups. The top prize is $1 million.
March 13, 2023
June 15, 2023
at 5 p.m. ET
September – November 2023
The Grow-NY region of Upstate New York is filled with leading-edge academic and commercial resources in food and agriculture. These resources fuel the rapidly-growing startup culture and innovation hub that is thriving in the region.
The Grow-NY competition will leverage the region’s existing resources and firmly establish New York state as one of the best communities in the world for food and agriculture companies to put down roots.