AgAssembly invites agri-food startups from the Southwest to apply to pitch executives, investors, media, government, entrepreneurs, and other ecosystem contributors. We know entrepreneurs need to be judicious with their time. If you are going to pitch, pitch wisely and pitch to the right people. If you are developing something in the food and agriculture space, regardless of business maturity, presenting at this event will be time well spent.
Up to ten startups will be selected to give 60-second pitches to describe their venture and what additional skills and help they are looking for from the food, agriculture, and entrepreneurial community. Applications close September 6.
At This Year’s AgAssembly:
Guest speakers will take the stage to talk about building the real food economy of the future, the current and future landscape of funding agrifood and NM’s budding industry in hemp.
AgSprint accelerator companies have the opportunity to pitch and secure a $20,000 award; while, established and emerging entrepreneurs showcase their startup through Open Mic.
Hosted by New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, AgAssembly event bloomed from the prime site for leading growth and innovation in agrifood. NMSU recently established the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems (CESFAS), which strives to build a sustainable, thriving food and agriculture economy in New Mexico through value-added research and education. Much of the current focus for CESFAS is meeting the forefront of research on hemp, making NMSU a leader in hemp agriculture and technology innovation. NMSU’s College of Agriculture has also proven to be an impactful resource for leading growth in agriculture–found by an independent report to be “…designed to meet very real needs across the state..” and “…dedicated to imparting skills required to put knowledge into action for the betterment of New Mexico’s economy and society.”