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Applications open for global AgTech Investment Program

July 28, 2020  By Sente Foundry LLC (edited)

Note: applications have been extended to August 31st, 2020.

Sente Foundry LLC and GrowRay Lighting Technologies. are looking for innovative startups to participate in their Indoor AgTech program, taking place virtually from October to December 2020.

The program features an intense set of activities to analyze and evaluate participating startups, connect them with projects with indoor and greenhouse customers, and introduce them to an ecosystem of indoor AgTech investors and service providers. Startups will work with the Sente and GrowRay team using a structured process that better prepares them to attract serious investors and customers and places them in a fast-moving, talented ecosystem of indoor agriculture entrepreneurs.


The program will work with 8-10 startups to evaluate their technology strengths, business scale-up potential and investment potential. “Of these, we will choose at least 3 companies to pilot their technologies in a state-of-the-art growing facility. Early-stage startups will also be eligible for a $50,000 investment with our VC investment partner.”

Priority areas include:

  • Lighting technologies
  • Computer vision for indoor agriculture
  • Fertigation technologies
  • Pest control applications
  • Automation of indoor growing processes
  • Operations software
  • Plant data technologies
  • Workflow management for indoor agriculture

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world. The application deadline is Sunday, August 31. To apply for the program, please visit Sente’s website at

Sente Foundry, LLC (“Sente”), is a Chicago-based startup investment, scouting, and innovation platform. Since its founding in 2013, Sente has supported early-stage companies that operate in over 40 countries, received over $35M in funding, and have generated revenues exceeding $80M. 

GrowRay’s PhD-driven team of horticulture scientists and engineers, design and manufacture state-of-the-art, patented LED lighting to the greenhouse and indoor agricultural industry.

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