September 28 | Nashville

Join Nutrien and Radicle for the Inclusion Challenge!

In 2022, women founders received only 1.9% of all US-deployed venture capital funding, while BIPOC groups accounted for a mere 1%. Radicle Growth, a company-building platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, has partnered with Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, for the “The Radicle Inclusion Challenge Presented by Nutrien”. The Challenge is designed to reach the most innovative AgTech entrepreneurs around the globe.

For this Challenge we looked for Food and AgTech entrepreneurs who:

  • Identify as female and/or BIPOC, or…
  • Were from groups that have historically been underrepresented in agriculture, or…
  • Were committed to diversity inclusion, while advancing a sustainable food value chain.

2022 Inclusion Challenge Judges, Finalists and Winners.
Learn more about the 2022 Winners.

Two winners will be awarded a US$750,000 investment each, valuable collaboration with Radicle Growth and Nutrien senior executives, and access to Radicle's company-building platform, that will be used to accelerate their growth.

Who will receive the investment this year. Four finalists will present their ideas and business goals to a panel of industry experts on Pitch Day during the Women in Agribusiness Summit on September 28, 2023.

Join us for this special event as Nutrien and Radicle choose the winners.
Registration is $75.

Finalists for The Radicle Inclusion Challenge

Founded in 2016, FarmSense helps farmers simplify pest management and take the guesswork out of insect monitoring. The company's patented FlightSensor™ technology provides real-time insect counts and classifications, giving immediate access for farmers to make mission-critical decisions on crop and pest control.

PheroSyn uses sustainable "green chemistry" to produce complex-structured, high-value, unavailable insect pheromones, formulated and sold to distributors for monitoring of crop pests in agriculture and horticulture.

Reazent has developed a patented agri-biological technology platform that provides high-efficacy sustainable alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals. Its biological technology utilizes specific Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria strains that exhibit improved root colonization in the soil and increased production of plant-beneficial metabolites enabling them to exhibit enhanced plant growth and crop protection effects.

Vitiport is developing first-of-its-kind marking pheromones - sprayable zero-residueproducts that prevent pests from laying eggs on crops, yet pose no health risk to farmers and the environment.