THRIVE’s Canada Accelerator and Startup Program to Partner with Olds College

- Hemp

The Alberta government through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is investing $200,000 for Olds College to partner with THRIVE’s Canada accelerator and startup program, the province says in a news release on Sept. 29.

The partnership will help build value-added agriculture capacity and bolster economic activity with an aggressive private investment attraction target of $1.4 billion, the release notes. It also will create more than 2,000 jobs in emerging sectors like hemp, agri-technology and value-added processing of grain, oilseed, plant protein and meat.

THRIVE will help strategically develop Alberta;s agri-food system by providing guidance on high-value cluster opportunities, supporting startups, increasing the province’s exposure to Canadian and international companies, and strengthening supply chains with industry-supported technology, the release says.