Presenting: the Road to Regen Accelerator Program, utilizing regenerative models to innovate 6 food and agri entrepreneurs to scale and become future proof against the changing global trends and regional competition!
Participants will undergo a rapid immersive 3-month program, beginning with a diagnostics deep dive followed by knowledge sharing, technical capacity building and mentoring with local and international experts and a community event to deepen connections within the local ecosystem.
The program ends with investor-ready pitch coaching in preparation for the Demo Day event at the end of August. Weaved into the program is Good Life X’s newly launched THRIVE BMC - The Regenerative Business Model Canvas.
The canvas, model and mindset tools will be used to identify how each company can bring more value to their ecosystems than they are taking - creating thriving business communities across Sri Lanka as they #BuildBackBetter and #ScaleTheGood.
The Road to Regen is supported by the 'Support to Small and Medium Enterprises in the Organic Agriculture Sector' Programme, jointly co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by GIZ Sri Lanka.
Blackpool Coffee traces its origin several generations ago from Oliver who defied the norms of his time to his grandson keeping his legacy and love for coffee alive through Blackpool Coffee. Blackpool Coffee offers premium coffee blends with a deep passion for coffee at its core. Their blends are highly sought after, not only within the island but far beyond. They are developing a unique way to engage coffee lovers across the country, infusing traceability and accountability and begin to unleash climate change-resistant strains of coffee!
Dev's Vanilla Plantation
Born from the deep curiosity and passion of a school teacher sprouted Dev’s Vanilla, here each plant has been carefully planted and cared for, to produce high-quality vanilla beans. But beyond their 2 acres in Beragala, they educate and empower the local farmers to take up vanilla planting and uplift the local community. They are innovating brand-new ways to use this premium vanilla in different products and expand into new markets overseas!
Herbal Care Industries
Drawing from the rich ancient herbal formulations for health and wellness comes Herbal Care Solutions: Giving these formulations a modern rebirth and making them accessible to the general consumer through a holistic approach and an end goal of improved societal well-being, achieving this through an impactful implementation of regenerative sustainability throughout their supply chain. Derived from these formulations, they offer premium nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmeceuticals, with proven medicinal benefits and properties, and are prescribed by many medical professionals. They are working on many products in their pipeline, from health drinks to medicinal cosmetics utilizing aloe.
iGrow Lanka sets out to make agriculture accessible to everyone through a unique co-farming model, that means you no longer need access to land for farming. At the heart of iGrow Lanka is a goal to uplift and self-sustain the community and help it thrive and do so using one of the region’s most abundant resources: Land. They will embark to expand their operations and tap into what the vast Sri Lankan diaspora has to offer whilst embarking on a knowledge-sharing mission.
Midigama Fruit Farm
An organic fruit farm that puts a new ecological spin on biodiversity and ecological health,and does not compromise on optimal land use. They also offer tours, workshops and farm stays for anyone who would like to learn about the values and practices at the centre of what they do. They are finding new ways to uplift their local communities through their venture and launch brand new products using their fresh organic produce
Delivering healthy and clean snacks for children with zero refined sugars, artificial flavours or colours, and preservatives, whilst providing a great taste that appeals to adults as well! As a product of two millennial parents, they have a strong commitment to giving back to the communities they interact with always striving to find ways to be more regenerative.