Nothwest TN Entrepreneur Center - Ag Innovation Accelerator Breakfast
A key component of our effort is to make sure that early stage venture capital is available for the startup companies in our program (and for future groups). This type of funding is already available in Tennessee in other industry sectors such as software and medical devices. Now we are focused on developing new early stage funding mechanisms for agriculture. In order to address this we are already meeting with potential investors from across the United States, talking to companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta that have internal venture funding groups, and working to determine the best way to set up our own investor pool, whether this is a loose knit group or a formal fund. We have invited Brian Jones of Iowa Corn Growers Association to discuss some of the options. The Iowa Corn Growers Association has formed and is funding a venture capital fund called the Iowa Corn Opportunities, LLC (ICO) to invest and assist companies that are developing new uses, products, and markets for the corn industry to benefit Iowa’s corn growers. Please join Brian and the partners of NextFarm on Tuesday, November 19th at First State Bank, 100 E. Reelfoot Avenue, Union City, Tennessee from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. First State Bank is providing breakfast. Please RSVP to Carol Reed at 731-587-4213, ext. 275/ firstname.lastname@example.org or to Andy Page at email@example.com.
- When: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
- Start: 19 November 2013
- End: 19 November 2013 23:59