18 finalists selected for round one of Grow-NY competitionChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 11, 2019
18 companies were selected to take part in round one of the Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge.
Empire State The Grow-NY region includes a broad 22-county swath
The applicant pool represented 23 different states and 16 countries.
The Grow-NY region includes a broad 22-county swath that includes Upstate New York's farming community as well as several major urban centers, including Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton.
The selected finalists include:
AgVoice - Norcross, Georgia
Capro-X - Ithaca, New York
Combplex - Ithaca, New York
Dropcopter - Syracuse, New York
Halomine - Ithaca, New York
Whole Healthy Food - Ithaca, New York
Independent Barley & Malt - Litchfield, Michigan
Livestock Water Recycling - Alberta, Canada
Nuravine - New York City, New York
Paragon Pure - Princeton, New Jersey
The Perfect Granola - Victor, New York
Radical Plastics - Beverly, Massachusetts
RealEats America - Geneva, New York
Re-Nuble - Rochester, New York
Simply Good Jars - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Slate Craft Goods - Westwood, Massachusetts
Tiliter - Munich, Germany
Varcode - Naperville, Illinois
Each startup has recently been assigned a mentor who will help them make connections in the region, plan regional business trips, and refine their business pitches.
The finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of Grow-NY judges and a live audience from November 12 to November 13, 2019 at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Cornell University is administering the competition through its Center for Regional Economic Advancement. ■