Zoom In: Mushtic, Mushroom-based Packaging

What They Do: Mushtic is a natural binding process that grows layers of mycelium (mushroom roots) over any agricultural waste to create natural packaging material which replaces petroleum-based products as Styrofoam. Their Startup Experience: “At the beginning...

Zoom In: Foodcheck, Smarter Logistics

What They Do: Whether it’s in the truck, in the wholesaler’s warehouse or on the shelf of the supermarket, FoodCheck allows you to know the exact location and conditions of each and every single box of your products. FoodCheck is an automated, autonomous device...

Zoom In: Potopeel, Organic-based Plastic

What They Do: Lebanon generates around 2.55 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per year, 11.5% of which are plastic. Potopeel is an alternative to petroleum-based plastics. It is organic-based plastic made from local potato waste. It is 100% biodegradable and...

Zoom In: IOTree, Giving Trees A Voice

What They Do: Lebanon, the MENA region, and many parts of the world have been targeted by dangerous flies that are completely destroying their yield. To solve this issue, farmers are applying pesticides excessively making the situation worse and increasing these...

Zoom In: Turista Kit, Food Safety Travel Kit

What They Do: Turista Kit is a medical device intended for travelers and people on the move allowing them to have a safe meal.  The kit is ready-to-use with immediate and reliable results to protect users from food poisoning.   Their Startup Experience: “We...

Zoom In: Quadra, Optical Fruit Sorter

What They Do: Quadra is developing an optical fruit sorting machine, capable of sorting different types of fruits based on the international standards of size, color, and defects. It utilizes the latest Machine Learning and Computer Vision technologies, coupled with...

Future Agro Challenge 2018-2019

There’s an agricultural revolution underway. And our passion is pushing the envelope until innovative and fundable food, agtech, and agriculture innovations have spread around the globe, from farm to fork and beyond.  About The Future Agro Challenge Competition Within...

27 Teams of Batch 2 go to Bootcamp

Of the 120+ applicants to the second batch of the Agrytech Accelerator, only 27 were chosen to join the first phase of the year-long program. As a first step into the entrepreneurial world, the 27 teams will be given all the tools necessary to validate their startups...

Smart Gourmet Launches in UAE

Smart Gourmet has signed an exclusive dealership with Armada Dubai, part of the Fattal group, for product distribution across the UAE.  The startup, that has joined the first batch of the Agrytech Accelerator, currently distributes its line of vacuum-packed...

Straight to the Agrytech Accelerator: IO Tree

IO Tree is a solution able to capture, detect, and warn the farmers about the med fly that is the most dangerous pest targeting the agricultural market in the MENA nowadays. The platform is designed to send alerts via SMS or mobile application informing the farmer...

IO Tree Wins Agrytech Hackathon 2018

Qualifies to participate in the Agrytech Program and receive up to US$100K in support and grants IO Tree, a startup which aims to design and implement a machine to monitor the presence of the med fruit fly and inform the farmer when it’s the best time to spray, won...