World FIRA 2023 opens entries for ag robotics start-up awards pitches

14-12-2022 | |
Photo: GOFAR
Photo: GOFAR

Start-ups developing a fully autonomous robot or an innovative autonomous system for farming can now apply for the FIRA Start-Up pitch sessions, which will be held at World FIRA 2023.

World Fira 2023 will take place from 7 to 9 February 2023 in Toulouse/Auzeville-Tolosane (France).

On 8 February 2023, it is all about investors and start-ups. During the so-called Invest’ Day, investors can learn all about the growing market of agricultural robots.

Here’s what’s on the agenda for investors:

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast FIRA’s Start-up
  • 9:00 am – Panel Discussion Agricultural Robotics Start-ups and historical manufacturers: a happy marriage?
  • 11:00 am – “FIRA Start-up Pitch Session”: pitches of 12 start-ups pre-selected, behind closed doors
  • 6:00 pm – “FIRA Start-up Award”: awarding of the most promising start-up

Also read: World FIRA 2023: Robots will put on a show in the field

World FIRA Start-Up Call for Pitches 2023

From Pre-Seed to Series C Funding, start-ups can take part in the unique Start-Up Pitch session focused on Agricultural Robotics and Autonomous Systems for farming.

This Call for Pitches is organized for start-ups developing a fully autonomous robot or an innovative autonomous system for farming.

Start-ups can now apply for the FIRA Start-Up pitch session.

Start-ups will benefit from the notoriety of World FIRA to present their project to potential investors during the event, February 8th 2023. During their 10-minute pitch, they will get the opportunity to present their solution and business model to VCs, corporate ventures and business angels.

FIRA Start-Up Awards 2023

It is also the occasion to compete for the FIRA Start-Up Awards 2023! Judges are investors or investment advisors from four different geographical zones: Europe, North America, South America and Asia:

  • Juliette Raoul-Fortésa, Financial analyst at Capagro (France)
  • Trevor Sieck, Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager Startups, F&A innovation of Rabobank (USA)
  • Anton Wibowo, CEO of Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (Singapore)
  • Matias Peire, Founder of Grid Exponential (Argentina)

On February 8th at 6.30 pm, the judges will announce the winner of the FIRA Start-Up Award 2023.

In the video below Gwendoline Legrand, Co-Director of GOFAR, the Global Organisation For Agricultural Robotics and organiser of the World FIRA, explains why World FIRA 2023 is moving from December to February and what participants and visitors can expect.

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Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming