Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. has just returned from San Francisco where the company was officially selected to join the Terra, the Food + Ag Accelerator created by RocketSpace and Rabobank. In collaboration with Nestlé, AgroFresh, BASF, Beta San Miguel, Givaudan, GrainCorp, Griffith Foods, Grupo Azucarero Mexico/CULTIBA, and OSI Group, Terra boosts cutting edge technology companies and has notably contributed to the rise of startups that have become key players in their market.
“Rabobank is thrilled to welcome 18 pioneering startups and our new collaborators GrainCorp and Nestlé to Terra Cohort II. Terra is all about bringing the nimbleness and creativity of innovative startups together with the ability to scale of big corporates, and Rabobank is excited to add its global food and ag expertise and network to that mix. We can’t wait to see the collaborative, game-changing solutions that come out of Cohort II,” said Manuel Gonzalez, Head of Startup Innovation at Rabobank.
Terra enables innovation by connecting large global brands with startups to work on real-life product testing and go-to-market solutions. Terra immerses participants in the innovation process, helps guide their products' evolution and provides real-time feedback throughout pilot testing.
Cohort II kicked off in San Francisco last week with the corporate collaborators and cohort of startup companies, a diverse group of international industry leaders meeting to explore potential partnerships.
Made up of the most innovative and disruptive startups in the food and agricultural industry, Terra, the Food + Ag Accelerator, has identified LWR among the best and brightest in the industry today, having selected them from a competitive applicant pool of hundreds of startups from around the world.
“Consumer expectations are always evolving, and by combining our disruptive technology with the invaluable resources of large global brands, we are excited to be a part of the real change that is happening right now in the food and agriculture industry” says Karen Schuett, LWR’s VP of Development. “We are focused on creating value within the food production industry by reducing the expense and impact of waste liquids on the environment, and we are honored and excited to be a part of a program that will help us accelerate the development of our technology and ultimately bring manure treatment technology to more livestock producers around the world.”
The program is officially underway and will continue until February 2018.