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The Grow-NY Food & Agriculture Competition is a competition for innovative food and agriculture startups looking to contribute to the Upstate New York region. The top startups will have a chance to win up to $1 million. $3 Million will be awarded to seven startups.


To be eligible, applicants must be an established business entity in the food, beverage, and/or agriculture space. Additionally, businesses must meet at least two of the following criteria: operating for less than seven years from date of formal organization, has its first product or service in testing or pilot production, has pre-revenue or early revenue or has a leadership team working towards commercialization and profitability. Non-scalable businesses, sole proprietorships and non-profit organizations cannot apply.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021.

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