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Cargill and Ecolab announce new class of Techstars


September 24, 2021
By Catarina Muia


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Cargill and Ecolab are supporting 11 startups as part of its three-month mentorship Techstars program. The Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator was created to support entrepreneurs that are utilizing technology to innovate in areas such as food retail, food safety, and workforce development and management. 

During the three-month program, the chosen companies are surrounded with a network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. The program provides funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources. 

The accelerator program officially began on July 19 and a demo day is expected on Oct. 15. 

The Class of 2021 includes startups from around the world, including the program’s first two teams from Africa. 

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“Cargill is continuing to invest in technology, both internally and externally — putting the best minds, most innovative people and companies to the task of addressing the biggest challenges facing the food system,” said Justin Kershaw, Cargill CIO. 


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