Start-Up Arena

A whole floor dedicated to spotlighting start-up talent, with 50+ start-up booths, a networking lounge and busy pitching stage.

If you’re a start-up ready to increase your visibility and power up your network, or an accelerator with an exciting portfolio of agtech companies, we want to know more! Share your details today and we will be in touch for a chat.

Make Your Presence Known

Start-ups pitch and exhibit:
Your branded mini-booth includes a podium table, banner, power and WiFi, so you can focus on showing your technology and meeting new partners. Taking a mini-booth also gives you a spot on the start-up showcase, running each day.

New for 2024, scale-up companies can showcase their journey in a dedicated area of the Start-Up Arena.

Accelerators or VCs, show off your portfolio:
An opportunity for global innovation hubs, leading accelerators, VCs and corporates to showcase their portfolio of start-ups on stage in the Start-Up Arena.

Helping You Accelerate Your Growth

Taking part in the Start-Up Arena helps you elevate your presence at the summit:

Start-Up Profile: Your company profile and logo are featured on the event website and summit platform, used by all delegates.

Pre-Event Promotion: We announce your participation on our social media network, share your latest news., feature you on email, write and distribute a press release and build some noise before the summit!

Summit Passes: You get two delegate passes to attend the summit and take advantage of networking opportunities.

Access and Support: We take care of providing you with a branded booth complete with WiFi and power, making it easier for you to set up face-to-face meetings with delegates at the summit.

Talk To Us Today

Raise your profile in front of the world’s leading agri-food businesses and VCs, fast-track your conversations with potential investors and partners by taking an active role in the start-up arena.

Since World Agri-Tech launched in 2012, over 200 innovators have pitched and showcased on the main stage and in the Start-Up Arena, and countless have formed vital partnerships following conversations initiated at our summits.

How can you company or portfolio companies at World Agri-Tech in San Francisco? Drop our Tech Scout an email to find out or express your interest and we will be in touch for a chat:

Jamie Alexander
Senior Tech Scout
T: +44 01273 789 989

What Our Alumni Say

“An incredible opportunity! Over 100 leaders stopped by our booth and we made many more connections after our pitch on stage. Anyone who has anything to say in ag innovation is there – it’s an event that cannot be missed.”


“If you have to choose one AgTech conference to go to in a year – THIS is the one. It’s a great mixture of investors, entrepreneurs and all its surrounding eco system, all condensed in two intensive and buzzing days.”


“The San Francisco vibe never fails to excite! In every corner of World Agri-Tech, in the nearby cafés, in the middle of the street you could hear endless pitching, conversing and converging. It was an amazing opportunity for pioneers and legacy OEMs to come together and address head-on intriguing questions about the future of agriculture.”
Head of People, AUGMENTA

“We met many growers who were interested in our product and agtech investors who were interested in our company.”


Our Start-Up Community

Since 2012, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Showcase has been a springboard for over 200 start-up companies, with countless more successfully finding new partnerships from conversations initiated at our summits.