Featured AgLaunch Accelerator -15 week accelerator for agtech Startups ($50K Investment)

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    Application Deadline: MARCH 1ST 2017
    WheN: May 2-Aug 10 ’17 (14 weeks)
    The AgLaunch Accelerator, led by Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s Ag Innovation Development Group and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, provides best-in-class entrepreneurial training as well as access to a world-class network of mentors and technical experts. Programming is supported through the expertise of Start Co. and EPIcenter.
    The AgLaunch Accelerator is a 15 week program focused on agriculture that includes world-class curriculum & mentorship. Based in Memphis, the program is anchored in access to production agriculture across multiple crops & production environments through our relationships with farmers & companies across the region.
    Participants will have access to:
    • A $50K investment
    • A network of venture capital investors focused on agriculture
    • World-class mentor network from leading agricultural firms
    • Incubator support assets including: prototype machine shop, lab facility, research farm for small plot trials, wet labs, biomass & food processing equipment, & university support
    • Farm partners willing to provide feedback and customer development opportunities & local agribusiness firms providing ability to test solutions in the logistics, handling & storage component of the business
    • Great support network of service providers including legal, accounting, marketing, & strategy
    What type of companies AgLaunch are looking for?
    • Robotics & automation addressing labor and efficiency improvement
    • Supply-chain improvements, packaging & delivery
    • Biologic-based pest, weed & fungus controls focused on row crops
    • Precision agriculture software & hardware especially integration approaches
    • New equipment & equipment components addressing issues such as soil compaction, conservation production practices, & spray drift
    • Environmentally sustainable technologies
    • Food safety diagnostics and treatment, as well as food integrity solutions
    • Specialty crops
    The AgLaunch Accelerator, led by Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s Ag Innovation Development Group & the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, provides best-in-class entrepreneurial training & resource access. Programming is supported through the expertise of Start Co. & EPIcenter.
    Key AgLaunch partners include Ritter Agribusiness, Farm Credit Mid-America, Agricenter International, Launch Tennessee, Baker Donelson, Archer Malmo, & others.
    To learn more, contact Brandon Russell at BRussell@aginnovationgroup.com
    For More Information:
    Visit the Official Webpage of the AgLaunch Accelerator -15 week accelerator for agtech Startups
     
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