Application Window Opens for Grow-NY

Applications Now Open for the Second Annual
Grow-NY Competition
Innovative food and ag startups can win $1 million

Apply for Grow-NY

2020 Applications are now open through July 15

The Grow-NY initiative provides funding, mentorship, business development support, and other key resources to leading food and ag startups from across the globe. A total of $3 million in prizes will be awarded this year to seven startups.

During this unprecedented pandemic, economic development programs like this competition identify and support innovative, high growth potential startups, so that they scale, create new jobs, and leverage the region’s wealth of food and ag assets. Grow-NY will provide a boost to the economy at a time when it is urgently needed.

RealEats America was named the $1 million winner of the inaugural competition in 2019. RealEats is a mission-driven, innovative food-tech company that develops products to make it simple for people to access and enjoy the benefits of real food. The company has used funding from Grow-NY to expand production capacity and hire 10 additional employees.

Online Information Sessions:
Join us for an online information session with Cornell University’s Grow-NY Competition team to learn more about the competition and the application process.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. EST
Register for Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
10:00 a.m. EDT
Register for Virtual Info Session

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