Early-stage agtech startups focusing on row crop innovations can now apply for a chance to pitch their idea before a national audience of leading farmers, retailers, farm advisors, and agronomists at Farm Journal’s 2019 AgTech Expo and compete for $200,000 worth of development services and investment from AgLaunch and partners.
The 10 startups accepted for the Row Crop Challenge will:
- Receive one week of startup support services to refine the startup’s value proposition and prepare to pitch to row crop farmers and agricultural investors
- Showcase their companies at a highly visible 20x20 exhibit on the floor at Farm Journal’s AgTech Expo
- Pitch during the evening reception to a panel of farmers and agricultural investors to be one of the 6 startups selected for participation in AgLaunch365 - a $200,000 value comprised of investment capital and services
Up to 6 startups pitching at AgTech Expo will be offered a spot to participate in AgLaunch365, which will start in January 2020 and includes $75,000 venture capital investment and startup support services valued at over $125,000.
The application deadline is October 1, 2019, but applications will be evaluated as they are received. Accepted teams will be notified by October 15, 2019 and will be expected to spend November 11-15 in Memphis to prepare for AgTech Expo and participate in stage and demo-floor activities at AgTech Expo on December 16-17 in Indianapolis.
More information can be found HERE