Funds up to $ 50K per team
Takes 10% equity
Funds 6 startups per year
Markets Agriculture Food Industry
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AgLaunch is a 90-day accelerator focused on agriculture that includes world-class curriculum and mentorship in an exciting startup setting in downtown Memphis. The program is anchored in access to production agriculture across multiple crops and production environments through our relationships with farmers and agricultural companies across the region.

Participants in the Accelerator will have access to:
• $50,000 in pre-seed investment into each participating company & access to network of venture capital investors focused on the agricultural sector
• World class mentor network from leading agricultural firms
• Incubator support assets including: prototype machine shop, pre-clinical trial facility, research farm for small plot trials, wet labs, biomass & food processing equipment, and university support
• Farm partners willing to provide access into the agricultural market & local agribusiness firms providing ability to test solutions in the logistics, handling & storage compon...
AgLaunch is a 90-day accelerator focused on agriculture that includes world-class curriculum and mentorship in an exciting startup setting in downtown Memphis. The program is anchored in access to production agriculture across multiple crops and production environments through our relationships with farmers and agricultural companies across the region.

Participants in the Accelerator will have access to:
• $50,000 in pre-seed investment into each participating company & access to network of venture capital investors focused on the agricultural sector
• World class mentor network from leading agricultural firms
• Incubator support assets including: prototype machine shop, pre-clinical trial facility, research farm for small plot trials, wet labs, biomass & food processing equipment, and university support
• Farm partners willing to provide access into the agricultural market & local agribusiness firms providing ability to test solutions in the logistics, handling & storage component of the business
• Great support network of service providers with agricultural and startup experience including legal, accounting, marketing, and strategy


What type of companies are we looking for?
• Robotics and automation addressing labor and efficiency improvement
• Supply-chain improvements, packaging & delivery
• Biologic-based pest, weed and fungus controls focused on row crops
• Precision agriculture software & hardware especially integration approaches
• New equipment and equipment components addressing issues such as soil compaction, conservation production practices, and spray drift
• Environmentally sustainable technologies
• Food safety diagnostics and treatment, as well as food integrity solutions
• Specialty crops
• New ingredients for food and consumer products

To view the AgLaunch Accelerator mentor bios: bit.ly/24VBZuv

To view a complete list of sponsors, partnering farms, industry leaders and service providers: bit.ly/257MIph

The AgLaunch team will host a teleconference from 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 31 to discuss the application process and answer questions. Please email Rebekah Veldhuizen at rveldhuizen@AgLaunch.com for call-in details.

To learn more about being a part of the accelerator as an entrepreneur, sponsor, mentor, or otherwise, contact Pete Nelson at PNelson@AgLaunch.com.

To learn more about other opportunities offered through AgLaunch, visit aginnovationgroup.com/aglaunch/
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Andre Fowlkes
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Brandon Russell
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Brandon Russell Portfolio Management Portfolio Manager, Ag Innovation Development Group
Eric Mathews
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Eric Mathews Early Stage Startup Investor
Mara Lewis
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Mara Lewis Managing Director @ Start Co. Accelerator
Rebekah Veldhuizen
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Rebekah Veldhuizen Marketing