Cooking Up the Next Class at the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

Jul 15, 2019

The 2019 Techstars Farm to Fork class is composed of an incredibly diverse set of amazing people and ideas. Founders will be joining us in Saint Paul, Minnesota from all over the world including companies from Australia, Canada, India, Israel and the United States!  

Agri-food, food tech, farm to fork – as more and more people take notice of this vertical more names for it are created. Regardless of how you refer to the space, our focus for the program continues to be tech-enabled startups, software, hardware & IoT, that want to solve big problems in the food world. This year’s class truly represents technology that will impact the industry from farms all the way to the fork.     

Our mentors from Cargill, Ecolab, and our broader startup community look forward to diving in to help these founders build big companies that will change the world. Personally, I am excited to work with these founders, not just for the next three months, but for the rest of their entrepreneurial careers. They are passionate, hardworking and smart.

Please join us in welcoming the Techstars Farm to Fork Class of 2019!

Transparent Kitchen (Ottawa, CA)

Transparent Kitchen is transforming the future of dining and sustainability by helping restaurants use data to create personalized experiences for their customers. Their first product turns a restaurant’s PDF menu into an interactive digital experience to optimize a customer’s experience and help the restaurant better understand how to act on predictive insights into their customer base.

Trackter (Atlanta, GA)

Trackter is a total fresh produce supply chain management solution. They allow companies to connect buyers, shippers, and logistics partners in a system that automates communications between these stakeholders in order to reduce phone calls, emails, and repetitive data entry – to ultimately enable all parties to generate higher profit margins.

Purpics (Austin, TX)

Founded on the idea “pictures with purpose,” PurPics connects brands to everyday consumers over a cause. The platform drives 10x higher engagement for brands, enabling businesses to better engage and understand the next generation of consumers. For users, PurPics empowers them to promote the brands they love to raise funds for the causes they care about.

Phood (Boston, MA)

Commercial food waste prevention through AI. Phood is helping food service establishments understand, evaluate, and control their food waste with the power of machine vision.

Otrafy (Vancouver, CA)

Otrafy is a supply-chain management platform that runs on a track and trace model with a focus on data sharing and product history. They provide digital integration between farm, manufacturing and retail supply chain for ongoing tracking of relevant production information.

Imago AI (Gurgaon, India)

ImagoAI is building a new standard of food quality. It helps companies increase their revenue by providing superior food quality and reducing food wastage in the supply chain. It’s artificial intelligence platform analyse food quality parameters in real time at production grade speed and also detect foreign object contamination.

Food For All (Boston, MA)

Food For All believes that food should be tasted, not wasted. With their app, consumers can find and enjoy meals from restaurants for at least 50% of their original cost. For restaurants, this means an extra revenue stream and a great story surrounding the prevention of food waste.

EcoPlant (Kibbutz Gevim, Israel)

EcoPlant provides Industrial IoT energy efficiency as a service. EcoPlant has developed a SaaS solution that connects to air compressors’ controllers and pipeline sensors to continuously monitor, control, and optimize the entire system. Using predictive AI algorithms, EcoPlant conducts ongoing energy surveys and dynamically controls each compressor, as well as the entire system, to significantly reduce energy waste and optimize maintenance. (Indianapolis, IN) is providing business insights through natural interaction and conversation. The platform creates and aggregates actionable data to help business leaders to make informed decisions without having to manually create reports or spend money on developing additional digital infrastructure.

Contain (Reno, NV)

Contain Inc is a fintech platform dedicated to indoor growers, those farming in warehouses, greenhouses and container farms.  Our platform solves indoor growers’ largest issue, finding funding, through data-driven leasing and insurance products.