As it has for the past several years, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) is partnering with AgLaunch, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry to offer the three-week “AgLaunch Virtual Bootcamp” again this summer.
Applications for the program that is designed to develop promising agtech start-ups are now open at this link. The deadline is12 midnight on June 4. Applicants should be innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural start-up and working directly with farmers or local food businesses. Ideal candidates would be focused on providing competitive advantages or new market opportunities for row crops, vegetable and specialty crops, livestock, and value-added production in food and beverage and are interested in partnering with farmers and businesses in Tennessee based on the unique nature of Tennessee’s agriculture sector are encouraged to apply.
Eligible teams do not have to be located in Tennessee and can include: (1) new start-ups focused on agriculture; (2) faculty/student teams commercializing ag-related technology; and (3) existing agriculture companies exploring new innovation.
The “AgLaunch Bootcamp” programming will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting July 6 and ending July 22. Those accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming with engagement from members of the AgLaunch Farmer Network, as well as a national network of investors and mentors.
Participating teams will receive agricultural entrepreneurship programming through AgLaunch and will be connected with business expertise from KEC, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry. All four organizations are Launch Tennessee Network Partners.