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NewSeed Advisors and have teamed up to produce this year’s Agriculture 2.0 competition. 

 Alternative and sustainable agriculture related ideas or companies vie for the attention of our three judges for an opportunity to present their business plan at the Agriculture 2.0 conference in New York City this September. 



Any person with an idea or an established company in the agriculture industry can enter regardless of what stage the company is in.


What you win:  10 winners will be selected to present their business plan to an audience comprised of their industry peers and Wall Street investors looking to invest in alternative or sustainable agriculture companies.


  • Janine Yorio, Founder, NewSeed Advisors 
  • Roxanne Christensen, Co-CEO, SPIN-Farming 
  • James Kalin, CEO, Virtually Green
  • Awais Khan, Director, KPMG Venture Capital Practice

Time frame: 
The competition starts June 22, 2009 and runs through July 31, 2009.

How do I win?

Companies will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Clarity of objectives and mission
  3. Strength of management team
  4. Future growth and profitability prospects
  5. "Triple bottom line" approach

Do I qualify?

Companies will be selected from each of the following categories:

  • Production
  • Processing
  • Distribution
  • Waste

We welcome applications from all types of companies, including:

  • Farmers, food processors, and product manufacturers
  • Growing Systems (controlled climate, closed loop, rooftop, greenhouse, hydroponic, aeroponic)
  • Waste Processing (vermiculture, biosolids, digesters, composting, etc.)
  • Aquaculture
  • Marketing and Distribution Systems
  • Urban/Peri-Urban Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture Infrastructure
  • Sustainable solutions to pest/disease control, nutrient delivery, irrigation

We encourage entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors from around the world to join!

What should I submit?

Submissions are in the form of a video pitch and/or your Vator company profile. We encourage video in order for the judges to get a better sense of who's behind the company. It also gives you a chance to articulate your idea/concept or company. 

**Additionally, each participant must fill out a submission form. Click to download the application. **

How do I submit?

Already on Vator?
Just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Not yet on Vator?
It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company.  The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed.  Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.  

How to win?

The Vator popular vote will be one contributing factor in the judging process. 



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