Radar Tech, Agrohub and MHP named winners of MHP accelerator
June 21, 2018 was the final Demo Day of agrarian innovation accelerator by MHP, in which Radar Tech, Agrohub and MHP named the results of the program. The winner was the Peoplemeter team, which received the main prize – UAH 300 000 for the further development of the project and the opportunity to continue working with the agricultural holding. In addition, 4 accelerator teams will also be able to start a commercial partnership with MHP.
The startups, which were given the opportunity to launch jointly with the largest agricultural holding in Eastern Europe, were:
- Profeed – an integrated system for monitoring and controlling the process of feeding animals on meat and dairy farms, helping farmers to optimize business processes and rationally use the feed that animals consume.
- Sovtes – SaaS solution for profitable freight management. Sovtes provides fast interaction between carriers and customers of transport services.·
- METEOTREK is an IOT product for monitoring weather conditions, planning technological operations in agri-production and modeling the risks of plant diseases.·
- MobiMill – a company for the development of software and hardware solutions, including for the digitization of business processes in crop production.
The winner of the accelerator was the Shelfmate by Peoplemeter project – a smart mat for remote control of the amount of goods on the shelf in the store, the temperature and humidity of the environment in which the goods are located, as well as statistics and control at points of sale of goods. The project team received UAH 300,000 for the further development of its solution and also the possibility of a commercial launch with MHP.
“Our project is not something that has changed – it was created during the acceleration. We came to the project with an idea, made a prototype “on the knee” of what was at hand, and now grew to the startup, complete the fourth version of the prototype and held the first pilot. DEMO DAY became for us not only the finale of one big project, but also the beginning of an even longer and more ambitious history, because we will spend UAH 300,000 for further development and development of the solution, “comments Sergey Glievoiy, co-founder of the Shelfmate project.
The second place and tickets to the innovative tour to Israel went to AgroLactBio – the authors of agrobiotechnology priming (processing) seeds of cereals to increase stress resistance and yield.
Two more accelerator teams, AeroDrone and BIODrum, will be able to launch a pilot project on the basis of the agricultural holding to test their solutions on an industrial scale. In addition, AeroDrone also received a special prize from the Israeli Embassy – participation in a week-long intensive training in Haifa.
“The results of this accelerator would be proud of any innovative center of the world. I think this is a start for a self-developing system of startups for agriculture in Ukraine”, comments Julia Poroshenko, founder of Agrohub, co-founder of Radar Tech.
The guests and participants of DEMO DAY got acquainted with all the residents of MHP accelerator and their offers – CTRM for managing the business processes of grain traders, a device for checking the hygienic condition of the hands of production personnel, the system of modular solar power plants on the roofs of buildings and many others. During the accelerated program, the participants strengthened their knowledge of doing business, received expert advice from mentors, tried their solutions in practice and learned how to adapt their solutions to the needs of the business.
Another prize – 6 months of free work in the Agrohub Space on the territory of the innovative park UNIT.City – was given to the team MobiMill, which offers software and hardware development for the digitalization of the agricultural business. “When we planned to launch the MHP accelerator project, we wanted to find a startup for which we could help with the commercial launch of the solution based on MHP. It is pleasantly surprising that today we are not talking about the same team with which we are ready to work, but about 5. Despite such wow-results, we do not want to stop and are ready to announce the second MHP accelerator 2.0: it will be, but exact dates we will announce later, “said Ksenia Prozhogina, Director of Human Resources and Communications Department of MHP agriholding.
During the event Radar Tech also shared further plans and announced the start of a new program for the development of start-ups with the support of DTEK, and also recalled the completion of the application process for Popcorp accelerator for the financial sector with the support of UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group.