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New Opportunity for Ag Entrepreneurs!

Earlier this month AURI learned of an amazing new opportunity for entrepreneurs in the agricultural industry and we wanted to be sure all our partners, clients and affiliates are aware of it.

Recently, Techstars an entrepreneurial business accelerator program, launched a partnership with Land O’Lakes focused on food and tech. The resulting program, called Startup Next Food, Ag, and Tech, is now accepting applications.

With a strong desire to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Minnesota, the Land O’Lakes partnership with Techstars Startup Next will galvanize the best startups and provide them with mentorship, partnership, and executive access to help them along their entrepreneurial journey.

From farming to dairy and consumer products, the Twin Cities have a long history of success in food. This program is an exciting opportunity to leverage this expertise and ensure food and ag tech entrepreneurs play a serious role in the burgeoning startup scene.

Techstars will work closely with Land O’Lakes executives to recruit startups working anywhere in the farm-to-fork food chain. Examples include innovative consumer products, traceability tools, distribution, supply chain efficiency, safety, food processing and logistics innovation.

Entrepreneurs will gain hands-on mentorship and education during the program, culminating in a Demo Day event. Land O’Lakes will provide expertise and mentorship to program participants along with other leaders from the Minneapolis startup ecosystem.

The deadline for applications is June 30, so be sure to apply soon. In the meantime, click here to learn more about the Startup Next program and its history of helping entrepreneurs succeed.