Agtech & Plant Science Biz Bootcamp
About Agtech & Plant Science Biz ...
ENRICH in the USA is launching the Agricultural Technologies and Plant Sciences Business Bootcamp to assist European Union and EU-affiliate headquartered, high-growth startups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and/or other research actors with the pursuit of US-based business and investment opportunities. This Agricultural Technologies and Plant Sciences Landing Hub Bootcamp, co-hosted by Landing Hub, the Helix Center and World Trade Center St. Louis (Center) which is located at 39North, a 242 hectares agricultural technology focused innovation district and provides European stakeholders a powerful entrée to the heart of the United States agriculture industry. The entire Bootcamp provides hyper-focused programming, connections, and services designed to help identify appropriate US market opportunities, execute US market entry, and ensure a sustainable presence of the company amongst renowned agtech corporations, farms, and the nation’s largest crop/food industry associations.
The Agricultural Technologies and Plant Sciences Business Bootcamp was made for entrepreneurs with either an agricultural solution – technology, process, or growth technique - which needs to be demonstrated, or a plant derivative – such as seeds – to be scaled up and/or regulated for US market traction, with relevant customers and partners. After the bootcamp each participant will: gain a better understanding of the market entry and dynamics for this challenging sector in the U.S.; catalyze promising connections to a local network in the United States – such as Bayer Crop Science, KWS SAAT, CTC Genomics, and/or Bunge North America, and be better prepared to consider a satellite presence within the region to be closer to critical stakeholders.
During the bootcamp, participants with experience an immersive experience ripe with business connectivity opportunities. Bootcamp participants will be privy to the Center’s small business consultants, investment network (including the $1.5M [USD] Helix fund), import/export resources, shared equipment and assets, all focused on the agricultural and plant industries. Additionally, participants will learn more about the World Trade Center’s vast international support mechanisms in trade promotion; workforce referrals; foreign trade zone operations; incentives; immigration support (including the renowned St. Louis Mosaic Project); and supply chain sourcing.