Unifying a vast array of resources to support innovation in agtech.
PLACE MATTERS. Located in an internationally recognized cluster of agricultural innovation resources, AgSprint is uniquely placed to lead change. We bring together researchers, regulatory consultants, public/private funders, source of capital, agribusiness experts and technical resources under one roof. This is enhanced though AgSprint’s powerful on-demand partner network and ecosystem from which assets can be instantly accessed.
The AgSprint Unformula
Instead of being wedged into a one-size-fits-all program, AgSprint ventures receive 5-months of customized support tailored to each entrepreneur’s unique path to business development and financial success. Along with the Arrowhead Investment Fund, AgSprint has its pulse on private, state, and federal funding and will curate a list of opportunities and assist with proposal/pitch development to make time-to-market more efficient.
Founded by civic leaders, we have a mission that is equal parts public and private — an entrepreneurial venture designed to bridge the gap between what people need and what governments can provide. Whether you want to launch a startup, scale up your operations or give your established business a competitive edge, we’ve got the tools and resources you’re looking for.
Pilot & Demonstrate
We host weekly meetings with business development experts and partners to pressure test assumptions, further de-risk your business and provide invaluable coaching and introductions.
We ditch pitch days and instead curate one-on-one “Deal Room” meetings. Entrepreneurs can directly interact with the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, corporate venture groups, banks, investor networks, and foundation and grant experts, to help jump start the fundraising process. We’ll even help you prepare cap tables, projections, forecasts, and grant budgets for financing opportunities.
Oh, and, one team will receive a $20,000 seed investment.
NSF Lineage & Cash
We are looking for creative people with innovative ideas.
Here are some hallmarks of each:
PEOPLE who are passionate and receptive to business advising.
VENTURES, at any stage, that address a clear customer need, have a fast commercial time-to market deployment, and are scalable and for-profit.
IDEAS that fit our agtech themes.
Bioenergy & Biomaterials
Farm Mgmt Software, Sensing & IoT
Novel Farming Systems
Robotics, Mechanization, & Equipment
Supply Chain Technologies
March 21, 2018
March 26, 2018
Acceptance Notices Sent
April 6, 2018
First Day of AgSprint
September 6, 2018
Partners and Contributors
Frequently Asked Questions
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