The Agritech Ramp-Up Pilot Program (Ramp-Up) supports the growth of BC’s agritech sector through the provision of a cohort-based business support program in 2022. Within the year, two cohorts will be offered, with each cohort capped at 12 participants to ensure maximum training, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
Ramp-Up is a key program in the agritech ecosystem, a support pillar for the growth of BC’s agritech sector and closely aligned with the Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network (RAAN) and the Agritech Concierge.
The purpose of the Agritech Ramp-Up Program is to provide the resources required to enable entrepreneurs to move their ideas to commercial realities. Ramp-Up will do that by providing:
This program is accessible throughout British Columbia. The Ramp-Up program offers in person training and utilizes digital communication platforms as necessary to ensure organizations across BC can participate.
Ramp-Up’s focus is on early-stage companies, recognizing further resources will be needed to complete a company’s full commercialization. In addition to market readiness planning and mentoring for the top performing participants, continued opportunities may be provided through strategic linkages with other initiatives and partners in the agritech space.