Fresno, Calif.-based Lotpath Inc. has become one of 10 finalists in the Thrive Accelerator program, an initiative sponsored by Forbes and SVG Partners.
More than 40 agricultural technology companies vied for the spots Dec. 11 at the program’s Seed Camp in San Jose. Judges included representatives of Forbes, Taylor Farms and Western Growers Association.
The program is expected to culminate in an AgTech Summit planned for Salinas, Calif., in July.
The Fresno software company provides apps, such as Lotpath Quality and Lotpath Inspector, to the fresh produce industry. Further work will use the Thrive Accelerator program to aid design and testing of apps in cooperation with Salinas produce companies.
“We were all extremely impressed with the quality and ingenuity of all the solutions presented during the Seed Camp,” Bruce Taylor, chief executive officer of Taylor Farms and a program mentor, said in a news release.
“We met ag tech people from all over the world and saw some very innovative ideas that will revolutionize agriculture in the coming years,” said Mike Dodson, Lotpath chief executive officer.