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April 17, 2024 | Tom Ballard

AgLaunch accepting applications for four programs

Three are for bootcamps, while the fourth is for the flagship AgLaunch365 Accelerator and Farm Trial program.

Memphis-based AgLaunch, a nonprofit organization specializing in agricultural innovation, is seeking applications for its flagship AgLaunch365 Accelerator and Farm Trial program and summer bootcamp start-up series.

Applications for the 2025 AgLaunch365 program remain open until August 5. This unique program offers transformative agtech start-ups in row crop, livestock, and specialty crop agriculture a farm-immersive business development experience to accelerate the time to market. AgLaunch is focused on rural economic development, and

In addition to the flagship program, AgLaunch also hosts three bootcamps that offer an introduction to the AgLaunch365 Accelerator and farm-centric innovation model. One of those, titled “Cultivate Appalachia,” is held in mid-June in Knoxville in partnership with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.

Each of the bootcamp sessions cover various topics, including business structuring, pitching to investors, intellectual property protection, funding opportunities, and networking strategies for success. Two of the bootcamps, including the one in Knoxville, are in-person events while the third has a virtual option.

  • “Cultivate Northwest” is offered in Independence, OR, from May 14-17 (Application Deadline: April 26). This in-person bootcamp, conducted in partnership with the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), targets start-ups in the northwestern states and CA.  For more information, contact
  • “Cultivate Appalachia,” held in Knoxville from June 11-14, caters to ag and food start-ups in Southern Appalachia. However, companies from any geographical location are welcome to apply and will be considered. The application deadline is May 17). For more information, contact
  • “AgLaunch Catalyst” is the all virtual bootcamp designed for early stage ag and food start-ups. It will be offered June 25-28, and the application deadline is June 1. Preference given to start-ups outside the Appalachia or Northwest regions. For more information, contact

Additionally, two informational webinars will be held April 22 and June 17, both at 1 p.m. CDT. Please register by clicking on a preferred date.

To apply for AgLaunch365 or the bootcamps, click here. The all-in-one online application allows applicants to indicate their event preference.

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