Funds up to $50k per team
Funds 6 startups per year
Markets Agriculture Agribusiness Food Industry
"The AgLaunch Accelerator is uniquely connecting new technology with real farm experience to change the way that deals are being created for the benefit of investors and the ag industry."
-Matt Bell, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures

"AgLaunch Accelerator is a world class accelerator that is bringing together all of the right ingredients to bring new agricultural technologies to market."
-Barry Knight, SVP, Indigo Ag

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, rese...
"The AgLaunch Accelerator is uniquely connecting new technology with real farm experience to change the way that deals are being created for the benefit of investors and the ag industry."
-Matt Bell, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures

"AgLaunch Accelerator is a world class accelerator that is bringing together all of the right ingredients to bring new agricultural technologies to market."
-Barry Knight, SVP, Indigo Ag

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 are we 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, an initiative of Memphis Bioworks Foundation and 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 Rebekah Veldhuizen at RVeldhuizen@AgLaunch.com
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Staff

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Andre Fowlkes Accelerator Manager ;jsdn
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Brandon Russell Portfolio Manager, Ag Innovation Development Group
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Eric Mathews Accelerator Manager
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Margaret Wallace Oldham Business Development
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Peter Nelson VP Ag Innovation, Memphis Bioworks Foundation

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