The “Shark Tank”-like event featured 15 agtech entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas for innovative ag products to an audience of farmers and investors before receiving questions and feedback from a diverse and highly qualified group of panelists (see below for a complete list of panelists and startups).
Startups came from across the country, while one team, KSF LLC., made the trip from England. Pitching startups joined from a variety of sectors, working with everything from drone imagery, 3-D printing, food safety, animal health, crop scouting, new implements, electric equipment, and produce preservation to name a few.
Two teams walked away with prize money based on panelist rankings. Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton announced the winners of the pitch competition:
AgLaunch now prepares for the AgLaunch Accelerator, an intensive 3-month program where accepted teams refine their product, go-to-market strategy, and pitch. Stay tuned to hear updates on teams that have been selected for this program.