Connect: Environmental Sustainability Announces Its Competition Winner, Babylon Micro-Farms

By Emily Senkosky June 2, 2022

Connect, an event by Publicize, brings together startups to pitch their ventures to a panel of media judges and receive valuable feedback. Today, the bi-monthly connection platform joining stakeholders from different industries announced the winner of its latest competition Connect: Environmental Sustainability.

This event’s winner was Babylon Micro-Farms™, an all-in-one indoor farming experience that makes farming easy and fun for anyone. The company uses hydroponics, a farming technique that removes the need for soil. With a blend of subscription services, advanced tech, and innovative farming equipment, nutrient-dense produce can be harvested from anywhere, no matter your green thumb.

Micro farms are a growing market—both literally and monetarily—with the global hydroponics market size valued at USD 2.1 billion in 2020 and the market expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7% from 2021 to 2028. 

Let’s take a closer look at this company and what makes it a winning contender in environmental sustainability innovation.

Grow Your Produce, Grow Your Impact

With The World’s Easiest-To-Use Indoor Micro-Farm™, Babylon Micro-Farms™makes indoor farming simple, safe, and elegant.

In their easy-to-install system, each shelf is populated with pre-seeded pods, while the plants’ root systems are supported by these same seed pods, allowing nutrient-rich water from the built-in irrigation to flow through. This makes it easy to grow produce with dense nutrient value. After your plants sprout, they are moved to growing shelves until it’s time for harvest and the seed pods are replaced by the company in a monthly Babylon Box™ subscription.

All a person needs to have a micro-farm of their own is access to water and electricity. Each Micro-Farm™ is cellularly-connected and does not pull from your wifi, meaning the farm is remotely monitored by Babylon.  From the moment you get your Micro-Farm™, you’ll be able to set up an account on the company’s GuidedGrowing™ app to see live farm data, get notifications, review tutorials, access crop details, and reach out to real live experts at Babylon with any questions. 

Babylon Micro-Farms™ is the only all-in-one indoor farming experience in the world and can be used to brighten up any space. In schools, it provides students with a culinary, scientific, sustainable, and pesticide-free experience of learning how to grow. In hospitals and senior living centers, residents love the healthy, nutritious produce, as well as the engagement and educational elements.

In resorts and hotels, Babylon Micro-Farms™’s flexible growing subscription can adapt to menus no matter the season or preference with the capacity to be designed with customized produce items based on nutritional or flavor profiles. Finally in corporate dining, this micro-farm system can give businesses an edge on excellent benefits and culture. 

A Green Thumb for a Greener Future

Hydroponic systems, regardless of what structure they’re used in, profit 60% of the time—making micro-farm innovation useful across purposes and industries. Babylon Micro-Farms™ makes it easy for people to grow their own produce, helping to propel environmental sustainability from anywhere. 

Connect events bring together trailblazing startups and members of the media to stimulate exchanges on some of the most buzzworthy topics within breakthrough industries in 2022. The next event will be June 9th, 1-2.30 PM EST, uniting movers and shakers in the entertainment, art, and travel tech space.

Disclosure: This article mentions a client of an Espacio portfolio company.