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Startup Nation Central and Asif Culinary Institute have cultivated a vibrant ecosystem on our shared Tel Aviv rooftop. This urban oasis showcases the synergy between Israel’s rich culinary heritage and its cutting-edge AgriFood tech. As a living laboratory, the rooftop garden offers a glimpse into the future of food, where innovation meets tradition. It’s a testament to Israel’s commitment to addressing global food challenges through creative solutions.

Rooftop Startups

BeeHero pioneers data-driven precision pollination using low-cost IoT sensors in hives and fields to monitor bee activity and health. Its Pollination Insights Platform collects environmental, audio, and biological data, analyzed via proprietary AI algorithms to enhance bee colony strength, reduce mortality, and boost crop yields. Since being established in 2017 and with over 300K hives managed globally, BeeHero promotes sustainable agriculture and has earned accolades from CNBC, Cleantech Group, and more for its innovative solutions.

Learn more about BeeHero on our Startup Nation Finder.

Since its launch in 2017, CropX has become a leader in agricultural analytics, offering a comprehensive farm management platform that combines real-time soil data with above-ground datasets. Utilizing proprietary sensors and advanced AI, CropX provides holistic insights for smart irrigation, fertilization, and crop protection. With more than 15,000 installations across 58 countries, CropX has achieved over 50% water savings, 20% agrochemical savings, and a 20% yield increase across 100 crop types.

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Since its founding in 2020, Fermata has focused on leveraging data science and computer vision to address challenges in commercial agriculture. Its adaptive platform utilizes computer vision to detect pests and diseases early, enabling growers to prevent significant crop loss proactively. This technology not only improves crop health but also reduces the costs and labor traditionally associated with manual scouting.

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Treetoscope has developed the first commercial device that monitors the internal water flow of plants, directly measuring their water consumption and real-time irrigation needs. This platform combines AI technology with various data points to provide actionable irrigation insights. By replacing guesswork with precise data, Treetoscope helps farmers conserve resources and optimize water use.

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Founded in 2021, SliBio revolutionizes pest control in agriculture with disruptive layer technology that prevents insects from climbing trees. Made from natural ingredients, the food-safe product features innovative surface properties that prevent substances from clinging to it. Biobased and biodegradable, Slibio’s self-lubricating coating offers long-lasting protection for up to one year and can be applied to various surfaces, including trees, fences, and greenhouses. This eco-friendly solution ensures no toxic materials are used or expelled, reducing agricultural overhead and costs while safeguarding the environment.

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Vertical Field is a global agtech pioneer transforming indoor farming with AI-driven solutions and advanced technologies. Specializing in controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), VF uses data-driven agronomic protocols and cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure resilient and sustainable farming systems. Established in 2006, the company has enhanced urban ecosystems with sustainable and healthy food production with over 500 projects worldwide.

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Viridix specializes in precision irrigation solutions, leveraging RooTense® sensors, AI, and data analytics. Established in 2017 in Modiin, Israel, Viridix operates in 22 countries and focuses on optimizing irrigation to maximize water and fertilizer efficiency, increase yield, and maintain crop quality. As a leader in the dates and table grapes sectors in Israel, Viridix is scaling up with a robust sales network spanning 28 channels globally.

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Startup Nation Central is a free-acting NGO providing global solution seekers frictionless access to Israel’s bold and impatient innovators to help tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.

Looking forward to introducing you to a curated collection of Israeli ingenuity right here in our building.

Asif is a non-profit organization and culinary center in Tel Aviv dedicated to cultivating and nurturing Israel’s diverse and creative food culture, a joint venture of the New York City-based Jewish Food Society and Tel Aviv’s Start-Up Nation Central.