Technology meets agriculture!
The Yakhin Group, in cooperation with TechForGood, launched at 2018 in Israel an incubator designed for entrepreneurs who develop novel solutions that can change the face of agriculture in Israel and around the world. The incubator provides entrepreneurs with a customized toolbox adapted to their needs that grants them access to agricultural knowledge based on 92 years of experience, agricultural infrastructure for R&D, connection to local and global agricultural corporates and to strategic investors.
Who is it For?
The incubator is targeting Agtech startups that are developing products which are addressing key issues in the international agriculture industry, with a working prototype and a clear business model. Key focus areas of the incubator are:
The Yakhin Group, founded in 1927, is one of the oldest leading agricultural companies in Israel. For decades, Yahkin has led and promoted the Israeli agricultural enterprise, starting by training workers and continuing by cultivating land, developing crop-growing methods, and managing manufacturing plants in the agricultural industry, including marketing the produce in Israel and abroad. The Yakhin Group has achieved a number of significant successes in introducing new crop varieties to the global market. It continues to cultivate hundreds of hectares, replant crops, and is perennially testing new varieties and advanced agricultural technologies. In addition to its agriculture-related activities, the Yakhin Group holds a large number of income-generating real estate assets throughout the country.
TechForGood is an international organization aimed at promoting and aiding entrepreneurs who employ technology in a creative manner in order to solve various social and environmental issues while generating high financial revenue. TechForGood offers selected startups a unique, customized program that includes support from our community of mentors and content experts, access to capital, potential strategic partners, a workspace, professional content workshops, exposure, and community events, as well as access to TechForGood’s international network. The TechForGood Alumni community includes 23 startups that have raised over $50M in the past two years.
“We learned a lot by participating in Yakhin Impact’s incubator, and we enjoyed it very much. As CEO, it was important to me to be in a place that both provided practical tools to help us recruit and understand investors, and also allowed us to collaborate professionally with a leading company in our specific field of activity.”
Avi Schwartzer, CEO - ClariFruitTo the ClariFruit website
“We found our participation in the program to be extremely useful! The incubator’s staff is very professional, supportive, and nice. Our joint work helped our company to promote its marketing message, and it also opened up doors for us among Impact’s investors worldwide.”
Orly Noivirt-Brik and Efrat Lidor Nili, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs - WeedOutTo WeedOut website
“The experience with the Yakhin incubator was very special because it was based solely on chemistry, good will, and a connection between all those involved in the project, without any strict obligation. The incubator’s staff wholeheartedly undertook to push the company forward in terms of focus, contents, presentations, and connections with any entity that might be of interest, including advisors, investors, and collaborators. It was a pleasure!”
Yoram Hasson, CEO - BioPelTo Bio-Pel website
"Taking part in ‘Yakhin Impact’ shines a light on the challenges of a startup from different perspectives, enabling CEOs to translate the vision and day-to-day to effective practices. The diverse set of speakers enrich the discussions and enable a unique and honest peer learning experience (along with other CEOs in the program). I highly recommend the program to early stage startups that are looking for support in structuring their vision, business model and work plan."
Dotan Borenstein, CEO at SaliCropTo salicrop website
“At ‘Yakhin Impact’ I was exposed to the impact investment field, which is highly relevant to ag-tech companies. I was exposed to the investors’ perspective and mindset and learned how to present the company in a clear and effective way. The program is recommended to early stage startups, as it presents an opportunity to learn from the experience of additional CEOs who participate in it, engagement in discussions and the feed-back received.”
Iddo Geltner, Co-Founder and CEO at AruggaTo Arugga website