Date: Sep 16, 2021

Agtech entrepreneurs and startups can now apply for the 2021 AgSharks Competition for a chance to win a $250,000 minimum investment and exclusive access to 2,500 produce industry leaders. Applicants can apply at

AgSharks was first held in 2017, and through the competition, three early-stage companies have earned seed money to elevate their businesses to the next level. This year, five startups will be selected to pitch their inventions to a panel of growers, shippers, processors and venture capitalists in front of more than 300 specialty crop growers during the WG Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on November 9, 2021. In addition to investment capital, the winner(s) will receive international recognition, mentoring from S2G and WG, potential access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies and access to WG’s expansive network of leading fresh produce companies.

If any WG member is currently working with a startup or knows of an entrepreneur who is developing ag technologies, help them scale by encouraging them to apply for AgSharks. Applications close on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Companies interested in participating in the 2021 AgSharks Competition can apply here. 

For more information about AgSharks and this year’s competition, click here to read the full press release. To watch the AgSharks competition in-person on November 9, click here to register for the WG Annual Meeting.

WG Staff Contact

Stephanie Metzinger
Senior Manager, Communications

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