Virtual bootcamp for agtech startups now accepting applications

COOKEVILLE – AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry are partnering to offer a 3-week virtual bootcamp to develop promising agtech startups. 

Applicants should be innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural startups and working directly with farmers or local food businesses. The bootcamp will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, July 6-22, 2021 from 12-2:30pm CST. Teams 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.

Companies from across the globe that provide 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.

Applications are being accepted through June 4 and are available here. Startups that are selected to participate will be notified the week of June 18, 2021. 

Eligible teams do not have to be located in Tennessee and can include new startups focused on agriculture, faculty/student teams commercializing ag-related technology and existing agriculture companies exploring new innovation.

Companies are encouraged to reach out to Margaret Oldham at if they have any questions about applying.

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