The meeting place for startups, industry and investors in the agri & agTech business


The first edition of Agri Venture Sweden will be held in Vara 27–28 of November 2019.

We invite Swedish agri & agtech entrepreneurs, together with local and global industry experts, investors and business angels. Over two days you will network with 30 of the most promising and innovative Swedish startups with products, services or technologies related to the agri & agtech industry. We will offer networking opportunities, matchmaking with pre-booked one-on-one meetings, and lots knowledge about needs and interest from the industry, venture organisations and business angels.

Agri Venture Sweden is co-hosted with Agroväst, and is a part of the venture event series organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

The event venue is in Black Box, inside of Vara Concert hall.

Agri Venture Sweden invites, by selection:

  • Swedish startups and early-stage, high-potential companies in the agri & agtech industry, with 0–10 employees, and with a unique and scalable business idea

  • National and international investors, angel investors and venture capital firms

  • National and international agri & agtech industry

Agri Venture Sweden will offer

Expert Panels

Presentations by industry leaders and investors who are looking for their next innovation partnership and/or investment with a startup.

Startup Pitches

Pitches from startups within the agri & agtech sector with growth potential, primarily 0-10 employees, who are interested in innovation partnerships and/or investments.

One-on-One Meetings

Meet and connect with the who's who! An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts with the top startups, industry companies and investors.


Hear from fantastic speakers, industry leaders and brands, investors, successful founders, experts, entrepreneurs, influencers and government.

Opportunities for startups during the Agri Venture Sweden event


The winner of this prize will be awarded a free business coaching occasion with IBM.

Agtech Kickstart

The prize Best Deep Tech partner is awarded to one of the startups, and includes a free workshop with Agtech Kickstart.

Denis Boissau

The Getting International prize is awarded to one of the startups, and includes at free workshop/consultation with Denis Boissau.

Key Dates

Welcome to Agri Venture Sweden 27-28 November 2019. Registration opens on 24 May 2019.

15 Sept

Startup Application Closes

2 Oct

Pitch Training Day

28 Oct

Industry/Investor Registration Closes

27-28 Nov

Main Event


Wednesday 27th of November

13.30 – 14.00   Registration & coffee

14.00 – 14.15   Welcome to Agri Venture Sweden

14.15 – 14.35   KEYNOTE - Collaboration & Innovation – The future of Swedish AgTech
KTH Innovation, Donnie SC Lygonis, Innovation Strategist and entrepreneur

14.35 – 14.50   Unlocking the power of agtech:
                          The whys and hows of strengthened startup and industry collaboration
                          Macklean, Filip Lundin, Consultant

14.50 - 15.20   Industry expert panel (Moderator: Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson)

      • Lantmännen, Frida Dalemar
      • Valtra, Mikko Lehikoinen
      • Dataväxt, Johan Martinsson

15.20 – 15.35   How we make farming thrive through collaboration and innovative partnerships
                          Lantmännen, Michael Åsman, Director Digital Business Development

15.35 – 15.55   The role of a physical meeting place for increased collaborations between different actors
RISE, Jonas Engström, Projectleader Testbed for Digitalised Agriculture

15.55 – 16.25   Mingle & fika

16.25 – 16.45   Invest in the future for the future
Martas Explorers, Carolina Sachs, Founder

16.45 – 17.15   Investor expert panel (Moderator: Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson)

      • Sätila Impact Inv, Lennart Grebelius
      • Martas Explorers, Carolina Sachs
      • Almi Invest GreenTech, Emanuel Andersson
      • Accros Retail, Jens Bruno
      • SLU Holding, Nicholas Jakobsson

17.15 – 17.30   365FarmNet - The expericence of 5 years
                          365FarmNet, Klaus-Herbert Rolf, Network Manager

17.30 – 17.45   Successful collaborations between startups and IBM

                           IBM, Frode Langmoen, Technology Executive

17.45 – 18.00   On the same wavelength - the effect of LED light on activity and production in dairy cows
                        (A collaboration between Arla, Heliospectra and SLU), 
Heliospectra, Johan Lindqvist, Technical                                        Solutions Manager

18.00 –              Startup exhibition & mingle dinner

Thursday 28th of November

08.00–08.30   Registration & Coffee  

08.30–08.40   Welcome back!

08.40–12.00   STARTUP PITCHES - separated into two blocks held in parallel.

08.40 - 12.00 Pitch Session 1

Moderator: Lovisa Madås

Venue: Black Box

08.40-12.00 Pitch Session 2

Moderator: Matilda Persson

Venue: Auditorium

12.00 – 13.00   Lunch

13.00-16.30 One-on-One meetings

Pre-booked meetings will be scheduled and allocated to designated tables.

You will receive your personal schedule upon arrival to the event.

13.00-16.30 Parallel program

  • Almi Invest (GreenTech): VC and Stories, Almi Invest GreenTech, Emanuel Andersson
  • Error 404: communication not found (when Academia meets Industry), SLU, Oleksiy Guzhva
  • Startups and Corporates: what are the opportunities and how to work together? Ignite Sweden / LEAD, Martina Hegestig
  • Facilitate new Innovations in a test environment at the Department of Natural Resources, VG-Regionen Naturbruk, Jörgen Holmén
  • Support Rural Business Success across Europe, RISE / RUBIZMO, Annette Granéli
  • Funding, how to realize your idea, Agroväst Livsmedel / SmartAgri, Kristina Anderback
  • Open weed image database for AI applications, RISE, Anna Rydberg
  • Autonomous electric machine for mechanization of horse stables, an example from the prototype workshop in Uppsala, RISE, Jonas Engström
  • Ultrasound scanning to predict carcass meat quality on live cattle, RISE, Cecilia Lindahl

16.40–16.55   Prize ceremonies - startup opportunities

16.55–17.00   Summary and final words 

17.00–19.00   After work


Will be announced continously

Donnie SC Lygonis
Innovation Strategist and entrepreneur
KTH Innovation

Carolina Sachs
Martas Explorers

Klaus-Herbert Rolf
Network Manager

Johan Lindqvist
Technical Solutions Manager

Michael Åsman
Director Digital Business Development

Lovisa Madås
Founder of AGFO

Frode Langmoen
Technology Executive

Filip Lundin

Lennart Grebelius
Founder and Owner
Sätila Impact Inv

Frida Dalemar
Project leader

Oleksiy Guzhva
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Jonas Engström
Projectleader Testbed for Digitalised Agriculture

Mikko Lehikoinen
Vice President Marketing Valta
Valtra Inc/ AGCO Corp

Charlotte Eklund Jonsson
Manager Innovation & Business Development

Johan Martinsson
Business Development

Kristina Anderback
Senior Advisor
Agroväst / SmartAgri

Martina Hegestig
Project Manager
Ignite Sweden / LEAD

Annette Granéli
Senior Project Manager
RISE / Rubizmo Project

Cecilia Lindahl
Senior Researcher

Jens Bruno
Across Retail 

Anna Rydberg
Senior Researcher

Nicolas Jakobsson
Senior Advisor
SLU Holding

Jörgen Holmén
Project leader
VG-regionen Naturbruk

Emanuel Andersson
Investment Manager
ALMI Invest GreenTech

How it Works

1. Register

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile and your collaboration wishes. You can change your profile any time. Your profile will be open for everyone to see, and will be printed in the event folder.

This is your presentation towards the other participants.

2. Book Meetings

Browse the participant list and book one-on-one meetings with persons of your interest, from the promising startups and potential partners, experts and investors you’re looking to meet.

Each one-on-one meeting is 30 minutes.

3. Pitch Training Day

All startups are invited to a free pitch training day, prior to the main event. Experts and coaches will be available to help you sharpening your performance before the main event.

The pitch training is held on October 2nd, 2019.

4. Main event 27–28 Nov

Industry/investor presentations, startup pitches, pre-booked one-on-one meetings, inspiration. Grow your network, meet potential partners, supporters, corporate, investors and learn from experts.

We look forward to meet you!

Organizer & Partners

Agri Venture Sweden is co-hosted with Agroväst, and is a part of the venture event series organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

We aim to work for a globally competitive, innovative, sustainable and attractive agri & agtech industry by stimulating collaborations and business opportunities between different parties, and to support growth in the industry.

Agri Venture Sweden 2019 is made possible with financial support from Sparbanken Skaraborg, through Sparbanksstiftelsen Skaraborg, and Tillväxtverket.


Quick Facts from the FOOD-focused sister-event Food Venture Sweden

30 Swedish Startups

with products, services or technologies related to the food industry

Expert Industry Panel

Picadeli, Stora Enso, Innovatum, Macklean (2018)
Lantmännen, Oatly, Fazer Group (2019)

Expert Investor Panel

Seventure, Evanoff Group, Bird&Bird, EBAN (2018)
Mustard Seed Maze, Kinnevik, Nicoya (2019)

More than 100 pre-booked
one-on-one meetings

between startups, industry and Investors

Inspiring Success Stories

2018: Löfbergs, Gröna Gårdar, Rootfruit, IBM, Fazer, ICAx, AGFO Growth, Livsmedelsföretagen, PINC

2019: IKEA Group, New Crop Capital, Bird&Bird, Nowa, Färsking, Heliospectra, Maurten, Food Radar  

All-in-all 120 attendees

in a unique event targeting the food industry

Participants at Food Venture Sweden in 2018: AGFO, Aggregate, Agroväst, Almi Invest, Almondy, Anders Löfberg,  Axel Johnson, BackingMinds, Bird & Bird, Buen Momento, Business Sweden, Business Region Göteborg, Chalmers Industriteknik, Commercial Office of Ecuador in Sweden, Conic Holding, Connect Sverige, ConsumIQ, djunked, Earth Bite, EBAN, Enterprise Europe Network, Emcrum, Evanoff Group, Fazer Group, Food For Progress, Fooever, Garveriet, Ginger Diamonds, Gold&Green of Helsinki, Green City Farming, Gröna Gårdar, GU Ventures, Handelsrådet, Huj, IBM, ICA, Inclusive Business Sweden, Indocore Food & Bio Tech, Innovatum, Kejtra, Klimato, KosterAlg, Krinova Incubator, Lantbrukarnas Ekonomi, Lantfisk, Lavivo, LivsmedelsFöreningen, Livsmedelsföretagen, Ljusgårda, LRF Media, Löfbergs, Macklean, Maisha Deli, Mondana, Native Flavours, Nordamark, Nordish Food, Nordiska Medier/Food Supply, Nutrient Sustainable Development, Ochstra, One Cake, Oy Karl Fazer, Paulig Incubator, Picadeli, PINC, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Root Pasta, Rootfruit, Rönnbacken Ventures, Sevan,  Seventure Partners,, Stora Enso, Stora Sandön Ind.utveckling, Tebrito, The Food Accelerator, Tillväxtverket, Västkustens affärsänglar, VGR, Vinnova.

Previous editions of the event has been great successes, and got nominated to both Livsmedelspriset 2017 and Livsmedelspriset 2018 !

Contact us 

The event team is here to help. If you have any questions or queries, please contact:

Matilda von Rosen, Event Manager, Agroväst
Tel: +46 (0)722 341 600 Mail: matilda.vonrosen(at)

Linnéa Qvirist, Event Manager, RISE
Tel: +46 (0)725 686 909                                                   Mail: linnea.qvirist(at)


It is easy to find Black Box and Vara Konserthus, just follow the signs by the main roads around Vara. (View map)The visiting address is: Vara Konserthus, Allégatan 49, 534 31 VARA 
To find your way to us by bus or train use the following link:
The railway station is located within 10-15 minutes of walking.

Questions? Please contact: Matilda von Rosen, 

Tel: +46 (0)722 341 600  Mail:


We have reserved rooms at the hotel at Lumber & Karle

Book your room by calling +46 (0)512 709 00. Make sure to use the booking code: AgriVentureSweden

Questions? Please contact: Matilda von Rosen, 

Tel: +46 (0)722 341 600  Mail: matilda.vonrosen(at)


Black Box

Allégatan 49

534 31 Vara, Sweden

(view map)


linnea.qvirist (at)

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