AgSprint, Arrowhead’s venture builder for innovation in agriculture, hit another nation-wide milestone by becoming the first organization accorded the right to host the United States’ arm of the global Future Agro Challenge (FAC), an international innovation/entrepreneurial competition for the ag sector and for all businesses which touch on agriculture.

As national hosts, AgSprint will bring together the most innovative in the food and agriculture sectors to complete at a US-based FAC Battle. The selected winner will receive sponsored airfare and hotel accommodations to compete in the global competition hosted at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

Future Agro Challenge

Future Agro Challenge (FAC) is a global platform bringing together in an effective partnership, all food and agribusiness stakeholders and players to create the acceleration process for agripreneurs and startups to fulfill their potential in finding solutions to local, regional and global challenges and to revolutionize the food value chain. As part, FAC holds the largest global competition that discovers innovative fundable food, agtech, and agriculture ventures from various corners of the globe. The most promising ideas and ventures are selected to compete in the Global Championships for the title of ‘Agribusiness of the Year’.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.

GEC 2018 takes place in Istanbul, Turkey — a thriving startup hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of Europe and Asia.


Applications close Oct 31, 2017

Top 10 applicants notified November 15, 2017

Global Championships winner notified December 14, 2017

US FAC Battle December 15, 2017

Travel to GEC 2018 Istanbul, Turkey, April 16-19, 2018

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