Startup founders both in Fargo and elsewhere, this one is for you. Here are a few programs open for application (with upcoming deadlines!) that offer an opportunity to present or grow your startup in a new way. Whether it be by incubator or competition, here’s two ways you can apply and potentially take your startup to the next level:
Deadline to apply: June 17
What it is:
A 15-week accelerator focused on agriculture related startups, that begins Aug. 15, 2016 and will culminate with a Demo Day on Nov. 17.
- Mentorship driven cohort-based program focused on early-stage concepts
- Market channel access to large-scale farmers, agribusiness & food companies
- $50,000 in pre-seed equity investment
- Access to labs, field trial sites, machine shop and food incubator
The AgLaunch Accelerator led by Memphis Bioworks will select up to six companies among the applicants to begin an intense 15 week accelerator program from August 15th until November 17th. The accelerator will focus on a range of technologies, including precision agriculture, robotics, automation, biologic-based pest control, specialty crops, equipment modifications, food ingredients, food safety, reduction of food waste, water/input efficiencies and innovations in the supply chain. Of particular interest are startups that address major problems in agriculture, such as herbicide-resistant weeds, spray drift, water management, supply chain integrity, and soil health.
Deadline to apply: July 1
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If you’re struggling with ways to follow-up after the initial buzz of getting off the ground, these are just a few ways to get more visibility as well as potential access to capital.