2021 Grow-NY Finalists

The 2021 Grow-NY Finalists

These 20 food and ag startups hail from across the globe and will pitch their business plans at the Grow-NY Summit on Nov. 16-17 as they compete for this year’s $3 million in prize money.

  • Agri-trak
    Agri-trak
    2021
  • Asarasi
    Asarasi
    2021
  • Ascribe Bioscience
    Ascribe Bioscience
    2021
  • Beemmunity
    Beemmunity
    2021
  • Crystal Creek Organics
    Crystal Creek Organics
    2021
  • DraughtLab
    DraughtLab
    2021
  • EmGenisys
    EmGenisys
    2021
  • Every Body Eat
    Every Body Eat
    2021
  • Foodnerd
    Foodnerd
    2021
  • Heat Inverse
    Heat Inverse
    2021
  • Kyomei
    Kyomei
    2021
  • Lupii
    Lupii
    2021
  • Neupeak Robotics
    Neupeak Robotics
    2021
  • Nordetect
    Nordetect
    2021
  • Nutreat
    Nutreat
    2021
  • Persistent BioControl
    Persistent BioControl
    2021
  • Pheronym
    Pheronym
    2021
  • ProAgni
    ProAgni
    2021
  • Tropos Technologies
    Tropos Technologies
    2021
  • WeRadiate
    WeRadiate
    2021
Agri-Trak
Agri-Trak
Agri-trak

Williamson, NY
Agri-Trak is a farm management application suite, developed especially for the apple industry. The suite includes customizable modules that provide real-time information in easy-to-read widgets allowing farms to make daily data-informed decisions.


Agri-Trak website

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2021
Asarasi
Asarasi
Asarasi

Katonah, NY
Asarasi recovers the wasted 97% maple water by-products of the maple industry, providing a sustainable alternative to traditional bottled water and helping family farms double their profits on their existing maple crops.


Asarasi website

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2021
Ascribe
Ascribe
Ascribe Bioscience

Ithaca, NY
Ascribe Bioscience uses naturally occurring signaling molecules from the soil microbiome to produce a novel class of broad-spectrum, non-toxic biopesticides that prime the plants’ immune systems to enhance resistance to pathogens and increase crop yields.


Ascribe Bioscience website

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2021
Beemmunity
Beemmunity
Beemmunity

New York City, NY
Beemmunity uses microparticle detoxification to provide solutions that protect and preserve pollinator species, changing the impacts of agrochemicals, preserving pollinator species for future generations.


Beemmunity website

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2021
Crystal-Creek-Organics
Crystal-Creek-Organics
Crystal Creek Organics

Rochester, NY
Crystal Creek has a patented process that converts soluble phosphorus in dairy farm manure into by-product that can be sold to generate additional revenue. The remaining, phosphorus-free liquid is left on the farm, dramatically lowering the farm’s spreading costs.


Crystal Creek Organics website

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2021
DraughtLab
DraughtLab
DraughtLab

Webster, NY
DraughtLab produces high-quality sensory tools for every level of sensory expertise, offering practical and approachable sensory analysis solutions that deliver real-world value to companies of any size.


DraughtLab website

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2021
EmGenisys
EmGenisys
EmGenisys

Houston, TX
Emgenisys is a state-of-art embryo health assessment platform that provides the most comprehensive embryo evaluation system, improving pregnancy outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies in livestock.


EmGenisys website

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2021
Every-Body-Eat
Every-Body-Eat
Every Body Eat

Chicago, IL
Every Body Eat makes, markets, and sells delicious food that is free from the most common 14 allergens, corn, and sugar so that people can enjoy it, together, regardless of dietary restrictions or preferences.


Every Body Eat website

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2021
Foodnerd
Foodnerd
Foodnerd

Buffalo, NY
Foodnerd creates positively processed food with a purpose from plant-based foods. Their sprouting process maintains or increases increase the nutritional content found naturally in food, rather than degrading it.


Foodnerd website

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2021
Heat-Inverse
Heat-Inverse
Heat Inverse

Ithaca, NY
Heat Inverse has developed a photonic metamaterial that offers cooling solutions with none of the energy input or waste heat associated with conventional cooling—it has the power to revolutionize cooling technologies in agriculture and food production.


Heat Inverse website

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2021
Kyomei-Proteins
Kyomei-Proteins
Kyomei

Oxford, UK
Kyomei is making fundamental breakthroughs in animal protein production via plant-based delivery systems at scale, utilizing innovative chloroplast transformations to turn plant structures into animal proteins.


Kyomei website

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2021
Lupii
Lupii
Lupii

Brooklyn, NY
Lupii is unleashing the power of the small‑but‑mighty Lupini bean and disrupting the snack and meal bar category with its first snack-size line of flavors. Lupii Bars, the most unique, vegan protein bars on the block, offers one of the first whole bean based bars on the market.


Lupii website

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2021
Neupeak
Neupeak
Neupeak Robotics

Surrey, Canada
Neupeak’s fully autonomous berry harvesters are designed to work in all weather and lighting conditions, alongside human workers, to save farmers money by charging a fixed rate per pound of berries collected.


Neupeak Robotics website

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2021
Nordetect
Nordetect
Nordetect

Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordetect provides rapid chemical analysis for nutrients in the Agrifood industry. The company’s first product is a lab-on-a-chip test for nutrients found in soil, water, and leaf samples, aimed at optimizing the amount of fertilizer used to cultivate crops.


Nordetect website

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2021
Nutreat
Nutreat
Nutreat

Geneva, NY
Nutreat is a line of low glycemic, healthy sweet snacks that leverage science-driven innovation, 100% natural, real, whole food ingredients, and a commitment to uncompromising flavor, and can be enjoyed on the go.


Nutreat website

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2021
Persistent-Biocontrol
Persistent-Biocontrol
Persistent BioControl

Austin, TX
Persistent BioControl™ produces biocontrol nematodes that attack, kill, and multiply inside Western Corn Rootworm larvae before they damage crop yield. They are compatible with all CRW management programs, traited corn varieties, soil insecticides, and soil types.


Persistent BioControl website

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2021
Pheronym
Pheronym
Pheronym

Davis, CA
Pheronym uses pheromones to control the behavior and development of microscopic roundworms called nematodes, offering a non-toxic, sustainable, and effective path for farmers as they transition away from conventional pesticides.


Pheronym website

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2021
Pro-Agni
Pro-Agni
ProAgni

Lavington, Australia
ProAgni ProTect is a revolutionary range of supplements and feeds for livestock that lowers methane emissions from sheep and cattle without the use of antibiotics, decreasing a producer’s environmental footprint without increasing costs.


ProAgni website

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2021
Tropos-Technologies
Tropos-Technologies
Tropos Technologies

North Tonawanda, NY
Tropos uses patented air control and state-of-the-art environmental controls to offer a superior climate management system, improving sustainability, operations, and food safety standards for greenhouses and indoor farms.


Tropos Technologies website

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2021
WeRadiate
WeRadiate
WeRadiate

Rochester, NY
WeRadiate has a turnkey solution to improve soil quality using hardware, software, and data technology, offering a complete array of tools to create high-efficacy and high-quality compost end products at all composting sites.


WeRadiate website

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2021