Accelerating Innovation, Transforming Agriculture
The world’s leading late-stage AgTech accelerator, where startups meet industry
“We generated $10m of new sales leads across four new markets.”
Recently raised $14m from Wheatsheaf Group
“By far, streets ahead of any AgTech accelerator out there.”
Winner of Thrive Accelerator 2016
“Best part was spending time with this curated group of startups.”
Winner Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield
A Visionary Entrepreneur Supporting Future Innovators
“I founded Alltech in my home with just $10,000 in my pocket. Alltech’s roots are in entrepreneurial innovation, and I am dedicated to support and empower rising entrepreneurs in making tomorrow’s innovations reality.”
Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder, Alltech
One of the great entrepreneurs and innovators in agriculture who bootstrapped his way to a multi-billion dollar business
Alumni Success to Date
Alumni Startups
New Markets Accessed as Result of the Programme
Funding Raised Since the Accelerator
Pilots with Alltech & Partners
Startup Acquired Since the Programme

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator Video 2019

The Best Startups From Around The World
Over 300 applications from 38 countries. A truly global accelerator.
Data by: CB Insights
Top Quality Startups
Six of the 10 startups participating in the accelerator were featured by CB Insights in “Agtech: 100+ Technology Companies Changing The Farm.”
Global Reach
Late-stage AgTech startups from around the world tackling a broad range of issues facing agriculture with the help of world-class mentors.
A Global Conference.
Where Industry Meets AgTech.
Participating accelerator startups have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present on the main stage at one of the world’s largest and most innovative agribusiness conferences.
Pitch to over 4,000 potential customers and investors, journalists and thought leaders in agribusiness.
Two days of thought-provoking keynote sessions.
One day of interactive focus sessions.
Endless networking opportunities and much more..
Mark Lyons, CEO & President of Alltech
Annual Conferences
Countries Represented
What Makes This Accelerator Unique?
Accelerate Route to Market

Our ambition is to help startups expand their businesses.

Disruptive digital technologies have the power to transform agriculture and make the world a better place.

We devote our time and resources to entrepreneurs making an impact.

Access A Global Network

Accelerate your go-to-market strategy with a global leader in agri-business: Alltech conducts business in more than 120 countries worldwide.

No Equity Taken

Neither Alltech nor Dogpatch Labs takes an equity stake at the outset of the programme.

If your startup is a good fit with Alltech and can create a win-win situation, we invest in your future. We can also introduce you to the most respected VCs in the world to make sure you receive funding from the right people.

Create Win-Win Scenarios

With innovation being key to the success of both startups and Alltech, collaboration between the two worlds can be mutually beneficial.

Matching Alltech’s internal corporate capabilities with external partnerships proves to unlock new potential.

Access to Senior Leaders In Agriculture
Our mentors are leaders in the agricultural, technology and business sectors. Bespoke approach with agreed-upon goals and various checkpoints with mentors are the key to success.
The Programme
The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is a programme designed to accelerate disruptive technologies in the agriculture industry. The programme runs over the course of 16 weeks, of which three immersive weeks. Part-physical, part-virtual with the focus on late-stage AgTech startups.
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