By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA
The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and AgLaunch will host a kick-off party next week to celebrate the new AgWorks accelerator. The program, described in this recent teknovation.biz article, features five agricultural-focused start-ups.
The event begins at 6 p.m. July 18 at Sizzle TechStart, 487 Sam Rayburn Parkway in Lenoir City. The location is in the Roane Regional Industrial Park just off the Highway 321/95 exit from I-40.
To register for the launch party, click here. The party includes dinner, refreshments, and a brief introduction of the program and teams.
AgWorks is a 12-week accelerator program designed to develop East Tennessee agriculture start-ups in partnership with the statewide AgLaunch initiative. Programming includes business development sessions facilitated by Chris Ayala, lead mentor, and agricultural innovation support including mentorship, workshops, and investment access through AgLaunch. The program is supported with funding from Launch Tennessee, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.