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NatureGrowth

Creating the Future of Agriculture Today

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NatureGrowth Announces the Launch of                              "SafeSpace" 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Sderot, November 6, 2023

In response to the recent unsettling events in Sderot and

the Otef region, NatureGrowth, a pioneer in Israel's high-tech Agtech sector, together with Bank Hapoalim and the Sderot Development Fund, is taking a step forward to support the community.

Today, the company announced two groundbreaking initiatives, SafeSpace, a free professional workspace for 30 startups launched immediately, and SderoTech a mini-fund of $3,000,000 aimed at creating and funding 10 new startups in Sderot, set to be launched in March 2024.

Oren Heiman, NatureGrowth’s CEO commented:

"Times of adversity often bring out the best in communities. With SafeSpace and SderoTech, we hope to create a lasting positive impact. While we cannot change what has happened, we can shape what's to come."
 

SAFESPACE

In response to the unsettling events in Sderot and the Otef, in November 2023, NatureGrowth launched SafeSpace, a professional shared workspace offered to startups and small businesses wishing to work from a safe and common workspace in Sderot for free.
We offer complimentary furnished workspaces and offices, conference rooms, refreshments, wifi, services, and rent.  The center is supported by Bank Hapoalim and the Sderot Development Fund, providing immediate relief and long-term support to the people of Sderot.

SafeSpace in Sderot by NatureGrowth - Video


 

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 Innovations

Portfolio Companies

NatureGrowth 's Investment Committee, led by Lazer Bezdin (CIO) seeks, screens, and selects technologies that have all of the following elements:

1. The technology is in one of the five agricultural categories recognized by our team:
Class A – Biology, Genetics, and Speci
al Crops

This subcategory includes genetics, breeding, bio-organic inputs and treatments, and growth ingredients for

protein alternatives, fertilizers, pesticides, and biopharmaceuticals.                   

Class B - Smart Farming 

This subcategory includes sensors, data analytics & AI, farm management software, machinery, robotics, and drones

for pest management, crop security, forecasting, and increased productivity.

Class C - Novel Farming Systems 
This subcategory includes greenhouses and materials, hydroponics, indoor and vertical farming solutions, smart

irrigation and water management, and energy solutions for agriculture.

Class D – Livestock, Poultry, and Aquaculture.
This subcategory includes animal health, monitoring, feed, and growth structures and systems.  

Class E - Post-Harvest
This subcategory includes storage, treatments, shelf-life prolonging, waste, supply chain, packaging, and

food-safety technologies.

2. The technology is innovative and can be protected by intellectual property.

3. The technology addresses a material 'gap' in global agriculture, leading to a potential valuation of no less than $200M once developed; 

4. The technology can be fully incubated (until becoming an independent viable entity with a product or full proof of concept)

within 2 years, with a $2M budget.

Join Us 

To apply to join our incubator, kindly fill out our Application Form

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