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in Agriculture, Food,
and Biotech

We are dedicated to supporting startups in the agriculture, food, and biotech sectors on their journey to success. As a startup, you face unique challenges and opportunities, and we are here to provide the resources, connections, and support you need to thrive.

Why Choose the VINE?

Access to a Thriving Ecosystem

Join our vibrant innovation ecosystem and tap into a diverse network of industry experts, mentors, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs. We foster a collaborative environment where startups can connect, learn, and grow together.

Tailored Support

We understand that every startup is unique. That’s why we offer customized support to address your specific needs. From mentorship and guidance to funding opportunities and market insights, we provide tailored resources to accelerate your growth.

Industry Connections

Building meaningful connections is crucial for startups. At The VINE, we connect you to our extensive network of major companies, research groups, accelerators, and other key stakeholders. These connections open doors to valuable partnerships, collaborations, and market opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

Access to capital is essential for startup success. We help startups navigate the funding landscape and connect with investors who understand the agri-food industry. From seed funding to growth-stage investments, we provide guidance and connections to fuel your growth

Validation and Commercialization

Turning innovative ideas into viable products or services requires validation and commercialization. The VINE offers programs like The Navigator and The VINE VIP that provide startups with hands-on support, proof-of-concept projects, and field trials to validate and scale their innovations.


“From day one, the VINE has been an instrumental partner for Farm-ng. As a startup in California’s dynamic agrifood sector, the challenges are vast, but the VINE’s expertise, network, and dedication to nurturing startups like ours has been invaluable. Their hands-on approach and commitment have helped us navigate critical growth stages, bridging the gap between innovation and market success. For any agrifood startup looking for a genuine supporter, the VINE is the gold standard.”

Ethan Ruplee
Founder/CEO, Farm-ng

Our Programs for Startups