AgLaunch365 Row Crop Challenge Accepting Applications Now

Applications close September 6, 2021

MEMPHIS, TN- July 15, 2021– Calling entrepreneurs and agtech startups! AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the third Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in production agriculture. The Row Crop Challenge will continue to focus on technologies that accelerate the adoption of sustainable production practices like regenerative soil health, water and nutrient management, labor and data management, improved efficiency in production, and traceability. 
As many as 10 companies will be selected to participate in a live Row Crop Challenge sprint week held November 15-19, 2021 in Memphis, TN. Afterwards, teams will present their refined pitch to a panel of farmers and aligned investors to earn the opportunity to participate in the full AgLaunch365 Accelerator, a program designed to calibrate the needs of farmers with emerging technology.
Startups that are selected to participate in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator will work with the AgLaunch Farm and Entrepreneurship teams to design and implement field trials with diverse members of the AgLaunch Farmer Network. Qualified startups are eligible for equity investment from AgLaunch investment partners, Innova Ag Innovation Fund and AgVentures Alliance. In addition, teams accepted in the AgLaunch365 Accelerator will have access to media and data support through Farm Journal.
“This year’s challenge builds on the success AgLaunch has had in accelerating growth of startups like Rantizo, Continuum Ag, and Spornado,” Pete Nelson, AgLaunch’s Executive Director said. “With our Farmer Network and ag-experienced team, we are excited to work with a new cohort of entrepreneurs that can address the challenges facing farmers today. Startups we’ve worked with in the past tell us that our farmer-first focus and insight is critical to their success.” 
AgLaunch’s unique multi-year model starts with the Row Crop Challenge, AgLaunch365 accelerator, and ends with a three-iteration on-farm trial pathway that takes ideas from proof-of-concept to peer-to-peer scale with targeted investor touch points along the way. AgLaunch365 operates in three phases over a 12-month period, ramping towards on-farm trials across the United States. Phases include: 

  • Phase I– Row Crop Challenge: Participants receive support services to refine their startup’s value proposition and to prepare to pitch to row crop farmers and agricultural investors through a virtual pitch competition.
  • Phase II-AgLaunch365 Accelerator: A panel of innovative farmers and investors choose up to six startups to participate in this phase beginning January 2022. Startups will construct in-depth field trial plans while fine-tuning their business model
  • Phase III– On-Farm Trials: The balance of 2022 is dedicated to implementing on-farm trial plans with the AgLaunch Farmer Network. Participating startups typically work directly with the AgLaunch agronomy team and farmers for three iterations of their technology and have exclusive access to farmer input and feedback. 

Participants in AgLaunch365 will have access to the following services: 

  • Customized programming focused on agriculture and lean startup;
  • Exclusive access to Farm Journal; 
  • Field trials and a farmer network made up of leading innovative farmers including cost share opportunity;
  • Support from a national network of mentors and service providers;
  • Opportunity to showcase their technology at an investor-focused demo day in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show and a producer-focused event at Top Producer Summit.
  • Qualified startups are eligible for equity investment from AgLaunch investment partners, Innova Ag Innovation Fund and AgVentures Alliance.

Startup companies can learn more about the Row Crop Challenge and AgLaunch365 Accelerator by registering for an informational webinar on July 27 at 12 p.m. CT or August 12 at 12 p.m. CT.
Applications are being accepted through September 6. Start-up companies who are interested in the AgLaunch365 accelerator can apply here

AgLaunch Expands Entrepreneurship Team

AgLaunch is excited to announce the expansion of their Entrepreneurship Team. Building off the success of the annual AgLaunch365 Accelerator program, AgLaunch is bringing on an expert group of agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship experts to expand their offerings for entrepreneurs.

AgLaunch is known for a unique, farm-centric approach to innovation. In addition to offering traditional acceleration resources such as business strategy coaching, mentorship, and funding, AgLaunch also works with a network of more than thirty early-adopter farmers who collaborate with entrepreneurs to trial and scale new technologies. Now, in addition to the current accelerator and bootcamp offerings, AgLaunch is expanding its programming to support innovators working in robotics and livestock, as well as diverse founders across the region to support ag entrepreneurship within underserved communities.

“We’re bringing on an all-star team to take our entrepreneurship offerings to the next level,” said AgLaunch Executive Director, Pete Nelson. “Their combined experience is a perfect mix to support our current portfolio companies and build out new programming to connect up-and-coming entrepreneurs with mentorship, capital, and opportunities to trial and scale their innovations with our farmer network.”

Margaret Oldham, a long-time consultant for AgLaunch, will be coming on full-time to lead the team as Director of Entrepreneurship. Margaret has deep roots in agriculture that began on a family dairy farm and has extensive experience bringing agricultural innovations to market in animal health, crop protection and specialty segments.Throughout her career she has successfully consulted with corporations like Elanco Animal Health and FMC, as well as startups like Rantizo and Indigo Ag. Margaret will lead the AgLaunch expansion of entrepreneurial programming  into livestock and robotics, in addition to delivery of farmer network education and support efforts to increase founder and farmer diversity in AgLaunch programs. 

Working closely with Margaret will be Lilly Tench, who is joining the AgLaunch team as Entrepreneurial Programs Lead. Originally from Berea, Kentucky and a Berea College graduate, Lilly spent four years working for an environmental non-profit in New York City before she joined the startup team of New Lab, an innovation hub built in a transformed ship-building facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She then worked with entrepreneurs through a cleantech accelerator based out of the Columbia University Technology Transfer Office. Lilly has an MBA and MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Allan Daisley will round out the team, serving as Entrepreneur in Residence. Allan is an entrepreneur, investor, and innovation and commercialization specialist. He has expertise in healthcare and information technology and was the co-founder of Memphis-based ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator. Allan will be working with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation teams to support the AgLaunch accelerator programming and the development of the Data Commons and the Open Market Consortium.

2021 AgLaunch Bootcamp Winners Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 6, 2021) – Seven innovative startups have been selected to participate in a 3-week virtual bootcamp hosted by AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur CenterSync Space, and The Biz Foundry. The chosen teams are ag innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural innovation business in a farm-centric model.

“I’m excited about the cohort we have this year; we’ve got a great mix of promising technologies and a talented group of founders,” said Jim Biggs, Executive Director of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.  “Building on the long-standing partnership between AgLaunch, KEC, Sync Space and the Biz Foundry, our Bootcamp allows us to introduce these startups to a wide variety of resources and expertise. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress the companies make during the three-week program.”

Participating teams will receive instruction on agricultural markets and the framework for organizing and communicating their ideas. They will also have access to best-in-class investors and mentors and the chance to apply for the AgLaunch365 accelerator.

This year’s teams include: 

Agreed – Agreed is accelerating the transition to regenerative agriculture by taking the experimentation out of optimization through gamified digital twins. Agreed maps farmers to CPG brands to increase farmer profitability and guarantee sourcing for sustainability-marketed products.

Agriwater Corp – Agriwater addresses environmental sustainability for farmers by monetizing off-grid wastewater treatment and pollution control.

GrowinLocal – GrowinLocal is a platform that empowers and enables users from all socio-economic backgrounds to grow, purchase and exchange locally grown produce, meats and house-hold necessities in a hyper local virtual marketplace.

Hempitecture – Hempitecture manufactures and distributes hemp-based building materials including their batt insulation product, HempWool®. These materials are safer, easier to use, and have a lower embodied carbon footprint than conventional building products. 

Innatrix – Innatrix is developing eco-friendly biological products to control critical crop diseases, using a patented protein evolution platform.

Open Agriculture Systems & Integrated Supply (OASIS): Oasis is an accessible, open-source platform for precision agriculture and industrial automation.

Susterre – Susterre is pioneering the use of ultra-high pressure fluid jet technology for row crop planting and seeding applications. Susterre’s technology promotes the adoption of no-till farming and cover crops, lowering the cost of farming while improving soil quality and preserving the earth’s natural resources.

Building off the success of the partnership between the four organizations last year, AgLaunch sees the collaboration with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry as essential to reach and support agtech innovators in the Mid-South region. The 2021 AgLaunch Bootcamp Pitch Night will be held on July 27th from 6-8pm CT (7-9pm ET), you can register for the event here.

2020 AgLaunch Field Day Goes Virtual! Plus! A New Look!

AgLaunch 2020 VIRTUAL Field Day | PLUS! A New Look!

The 2020 AgLaunch VIRTUAL Field Day will highlight the farmers, entrepreneurs, and communities that are working together to make the agricultural value-chain more sustainable and resilient, while also demonstrating that a strong network of farmers is positively impacting rural and urban communities from health care to education.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM | AgTech + Sustainability Goals
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Data + Ecosystem Markets + Capital
  • 3:00 – 4:15 PM | Communities + Impact

Learn more at AgLaunchFieldDay.com.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the entire day, but you will have access to the session recordings in case your new normal makes that impossible. Register Now, Watch Later! 

And did you notice our new logo? We’re going to be rolling out our new look as we prepare for the field day. Be on the lookout for new videos, images, and ways we’re highlighting our work. 

Connie Bowen to Lead Innovation Strategy for AgLaunch

Bowen joins as the Director of Innovation and Investment, spearheading crucial projects related to building a transformed regional food and agricultural economy  

AgLaunch is proud to formally announce the recent addition of Connie Bowen as its Director of Innovation and Investment. In this role, she will be providing strategic and technical expertise on key initiatives such as the Data Commons, Farmers Fund, and Open Market Consortium, as well as joining the leadership team managing AgLaunch’s investment strategy and portfolio support.

Bowen’s expertise and experience are a great addition to the AgLaunch team. Prior to joining AgLaunch, Bowen worked in Willamette Valley, Oregon with Farmacopia Farms and Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners, assisting in the production, processing, and marketing of hemp, hazelnut, and blueberry products. Prior to that, she co-founded the Yield Lab Institute in St. Louis, and she continues to serve on YLI’s board. Before starting the Yield Lab Institute, she served as a Principal for the Yield Lab North America and Cultivation Capital, where she managed accelerator programming, deal flow, and portfolio and aided in firm expansion into Ireland, Argentina, and Singapore. She continues to engage actively as an Investment Manager for the Yield Lab Europe (based in Galway, Ireland.) Prior roles also include Operations Manager for Grape Arbor VC, a multi-family office investing in startups and venture funds.

Bowen is a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about impact investment in agrifood systems. She is a 2016 Venture for America fellow and a multi-year member of the peer-elected VFA alumni board as well as a member of the inaugural “AgGrad30under30” class. She holds a B.S. in General Engineering, with an emphasis on Environmental Studies, from Swarthmore College.

Connie can be contacted at cbowen@aglaunch.com.

Direct-to-Consumer Workshop Series Kicks Off THIS WEEK!

D2C Series: Thursdays (July 23- August 13) 
6:00-7:30 PM CT

MODEL: Week 1 (July 23)
Rethinking your business model for D2C
Content Delivered by: The Biz Foundry

MONEY: Week 2 (July 30)
Funding Your D2C Business
Content Delivered By: Center for Profitable Agriculture and FarmRaise

  • Business Model Canvas: Cost structure
  • Financial/Funding Source

MARKETS: Week 3 (August 6)
Accessing D2C markets
Content Delivered by: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and The Biz FoundryEatlocal.farmFirebrand Artisan BreadsCentral Grazing Company

  • Customer Discovery
  • E-commerce

MOMENTUM: Week 4 (August 13)
Planning and preparing for the future: Farmer-owned and community-driven solutions
Content Delivered By: Farm Generations and Memphis Tilth
REGISTER NOW!

News: AgLaunch and Farm Journal Announce 2020 Row Crop Challenge Focused on Increasing Sustainability of Row Crop Agriculture

Applications due August 31, 2020

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 16, 2020) – AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the 2nd Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in production agriculture. This year’s Row Crop Challenge will focus on technologies that accelerate the adoption of sustainable production practices toward the farm-of-the-future, specifically outlined in the Cotton Trust Protocol.  


Up to 10 companies will be selected to participate in a virtual sprint week held November 16-20, 2020. Teams will present their refined pitch to a panel of farmers and aligned investors at the end of the sprint week. Row Crop Challenge winners earn the opportunity to participate in the AgLaunch365 accelerator, a program designed to calibrate the needs of farmers with emerging technology.

Once accepted into AgLaunch365, participants will receive $200,000 worth of programming and services from AgLaunch and its partners including possible cash investment from Innova Ag Innovation Fund and AgVentures Alliance, access to media and data support through Farm Journal, and services provided through the acceleration process. 

“We’re excited for new applicants and the innovative ideas they’ll bring to the table,” Pete Nelson, Executive Director of AgLaunch, said. “We’re hoping to provide them the support that they need to continue changing technology and how it is used in the industry of agriculture.”  

AgLaunch’s unique multi-year model starts with the AgLaunch365 accelerator and ends with a three-iteration on-farm trial pathway that takes ideas from proof-of-concept to peer-to-peer scale with targeted investor touch points along the way. AgLaunch365 operates in three phases over a 12-month period, ramping towards on-farm trials across the United States. Phases include: 

  1. Phase I – Participants receive support services to refine their startup’s value proposition and prepare to pitch to row crop farmers and agricultural investors through a virtual pitch competition. 
  2. Phase II – A panel of farmers choose up to six startups to participate in this phase, beginning January 2021. Startups will construct in-depth field trial plans while fine-tuning their business model.
  3. Phase III – The balance of 2021 is dedicated to implementing field trial plans with the AgLaunch Farmer Network. Participating startups typically work directly with farmers for three iterations of their technology and have exclusive access to farmer input and feedback. 

Participants in AgLaunch365 will have access to the following services: 

  • Customized programming focused on agriculture and lean startup
  • Collaborative access to Farm Journal teams and the opportunity to attend Top Producer Summit, the leading event for farmer CEOs
  • Field trials and access to farmer network of leading innovative farmers including cost share opportunity
  • Support from a national network of mentors and service providers
  • Opportunity to showcase their technology at an investor-focused demo day in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

Startup companies can learn more about the Row Crop Challenge and AgLaunch365 accelerator during the informational webinars on July 22 at 12 p.m. CT and August 12 at 12 p.m. CT

Applications are being accepted through August 31. Start-up companies who are interested in the AgLaunch365 accelerator can apply here

News: 2020 Food and AgTech Bootcamp Winners Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) – Eight innovative startups have been selected to participate in a 5-week virtual bootcamp hosted by AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur CenterSync Space, and The Biz Foundry. The chosen teams are ag innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural innovation business in a farm-centric model.

“The continued partnership with AgLaunch has helped KEC continue its efforts in fostering innovation, creativity and job growth,” said Jim Biggs, Executive Director of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. “Through this bootcamp, more startups are allowed the opportunity to grow their businesses.” 

Participating teams will receive instruction on agricultural markets and the framework for organizing and communicating their ideas. They will also have access to best-in-class investors and mentors and the chance to apply for the AgLaunch365 accelerator.

This year’s teams include: 

• AgriKnect: A dual-sided digital platform that allows farmers and other ag businesses to connect and hire workers for their operations.  

• Benanova, Incorporated: A company that has developed novel proprietary technology for efficient delivery of active ingredients in agriculture that is environmentally friendly and effective. 

• BurgerFit: A startup company that has blended ground meat and vegetable burgers to help families eat healthier starting from the age of two-years old.

• SCAREcrow Farm Tech @ Old Hughes Farm: A company that has created a series of algorithms to help reduce mundane and time-consuming farm tasks. 

• S&J Nanochemicals: A startup that designed a sustainable nanoparticle fertilizer with a seed pre-soaking nutrient delivery strategy that increases growth and vitality in a variety of plant species.

• Soil1 LLC: A company that has developed technologies that enable inexpensive soil ecology testing that can take place in a farmer’s field.   

• Veggie Mines: A startup that has created a new concept in vegetable farming by utilizing tech solutions to address old-age farming problems. 

Building off of the recent Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster Awardannouncement, AgLaunch sees the partnership between KEC, Sync Space and The Biz Foundry as essential to support early-stage companies in the Mid-South region.

News Release: AgLaunch and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Will Continue Their Partnership to Support Field-Trial Projects

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2020) — AgLaunch is proud to announce their continued partnershipwith the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) to support field-trial projects with farmers and AgTech companies.

The three-year agreement between AgLaunch and TDA allows AgLaunch to continue developing their Farmer Network and Model Farms. Tennessee farmers who participate in on-farm scale trials of new technology initiatives have the potential to enhance educational outreach, create rural jobs and new investment opportunities, and leverage significant private sector investment. Model farms will help increase farm income by encouraging expansion, improvement, and diversification while highlighting best practices to be shared with other growers in the state and beyond. 

“Tennessee farmers remain on the cutting-edge stage of new technologies in agriculture thanks to AgLaunch,” Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “The products used in these trials could very well become the future of the agriculture industry.” 

The following field-trial projects have been confirmed for Summer 2020: 

• Ag BioTech – A company that uses biological-based solutions to help farmers make informed decisions about the crops they develop. They will test the efficacy of bioshot and bioseed products, especially as it relates to quality and yield, at Norwood Farms in Henry County. 

• Continuum Ag – A company that quantifies and improves soil health by integrating diverse soil data into an online platform. They will measure the efficacy and results of Continuum’s TopSoil tool against the traditional grid soil sampling approach. They will work with Growing Acres and Karl Forsbach Farm in Hardin County and Sneed Brothers Farm in Tipton County.

• Lepidext – A company working to suppress adult moths through corn earmworm pest control. They will test the efficacy of moth sterility in corn and cotton. The trials are part of a multi-state strategy for trailing the organic biocontrol method for minimizing corn earworm and cotton bollworm. They will work with Mid-South Family Farms in Lauderdale County, Sneed Brothers Farm in Tipton County, and D&J River Farms in Lincoln County.

• Growing Acres – An organization focused on developing, strengthening and inspiring local food culture. They will test new sorghum varieties for agronomic and nutritional properties in service of a food-grade sorghum industry in the Tennessee River Valley. These trials will be held in Hardin and Shelby Counties. 

• Rose Creek – A company focused on piloting technologies to facilitate more sustainable and economic production of vegetables. This farm, which is in its third trial year, will work to increase tomato yields grown undercover on Rose Creek Farm in McNairy County. This farm has novel tools for small-scale, intensive vegetable production, which allow season extension and yield improvements for high-value crops. It will serve as a model farm for other Tennesseegrowers to replicate. 

• GroGuru – An organization that is revolutionizing soil and irrigation management for agriculture through a monitoring system. They are in their third year of trial using predictive software to better inform irrigation decisions in corn, beans and sorghum. They are working on Norwood Farm in Henry County and Growing Acres in Hardin County. 

• EarthSense – A robotics and machine-learning startup that is currently providing robots to breeders to help them create better crop varieties faster by getting more accurate trait data from field trials. This company, in its third trial year, is focused on an increased agronomic understanding of cotton. They are using farms across the state but based in Lauderdale County with Mid-South Family Farms.

• Nori – A platform that makes it easy for farmers to get paid for storing carbon in their soils. This is a farmer-first carbon market that is developing new profit streams for farmers.

• Shepherd – An organization that is building tools to help growers everywhere get more done, faster and easier than ever before. In its second year for trial, Shepherd is developing a farm labor tool for row crop farms, tailoring the Shepherd app for small scale vegetable farms. They are working with Rose Creek Farm in McNairy County. 

Three of these companies – Continuum Ag, Lepidext, and Nori – are new to field trials. A panel of farmers chose these companies during the Row Crop Challenge at the Farm Journal AgTech Expo in December of 2019. In addition to support from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, these companies are also directly supported by an investment from Innova Ag Innovation Fund and AgVentures Alliance. 

Most of these trials will be conducted in Tennessee counties with economic challenges.  

Applications Open for 2020 Food and AgTech Bootcamp

Applications Due June 21

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 9, 2020) — AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur CenterSync Space and The Biz Foundry are partnering to offer a 5-week virtual bootcamp to develop promising agriculture and food-focused startups. Applicants should be innovators who are interested in growing their agricultural and food startups and working directly with farmers or local food businesses. The bootcamp will be held in half-day sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 7-August 6, 2020 from 2-5 pm EST (1-4 pm CST). Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming with engagement from members of the AgLaunch Farmer Network, as well as a national network of investors and mentors. 

Companies from across the globe that provide competitive advantages or new market opportunities for row crops, vegetable and specialty crops, livestock, and value-added production in food and beverage and are interested in partnering with farmers and businesses in Tennessee based on the unique nature of Tennessee’s agriculture sector are encouraged to apply.Eligible teams do not have to be located in Tennessee and can include:- New startups focused on agriculture;- Faculty/student teams commercializing ag-related technology; and- Existing agriculture companies exploring new innovation.


“We are excited to be partnering with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center for the fifth year and new partners Sync Space and Biz Foundry to help develop potential startups,” Pete Nelson, Executive Director of AgLaunch, said. “We’re hoping that this bootcamp will give participating teams the opportunity to gain the resources and support they need to be successful in the agriculture industry, particularly for our farmers in Tennessee.” 

Participating teams will receive agricultural entrepreneurship programming through AgLaunch connected with business expertise from KEC, Sync Space and Biz Foundry on agricultural markets, investors and mentorship; the framework for organizing, validating and communicating their ideas; and the opportunity to perfect their pitch. Teams will also gain consideration for Innova venture funding and participation in the AgLaunch365 program. 

Applications are being accepted through midnight EST on June 21, 2020. Entrepreneurs with an idea or an agtech startup who are interested in the intensive bootcamp can apply here

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About AgLaunch
AgLaunch attracts, creates, and grows agtech startups, facilitates the development of new agriculture and food value-chains, and builds collaborative farmer networks in the Mid-South, with a commitment to intentional inclusion. AgLaunch was formed through a joint initiative between Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Memphis Biowork Foundation. AgLaunch365 is a farm-centric innovation platform for agriculture designed to calibrate support with the specific needs of agtech startups and the agricultural industry. AgLaunch365 is made possible through partnerships with Innova, Start Co., TN Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, Farm Journal Media, Archer Malmo, and Baker Donelson. 

About Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a business accelerator located in Market Square that serves as the front door for entrepreneurs in our region, and a resource for anyone looking to start or grow a business here. By nurturing and supporting a culture of entrepreneurship, we are fostering innovation, creativity and job growth within our community. KEC is a place for networking, education and teaching others what we’ve learned. We are a mentor-driven business accelerator, a shared workspace and a source of mediocre coffee. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, KEC is funded through sponsorships, partnerships, grants and membership fees. In addition to support from the City of Knoxville and the State of Tennessee, KEC relies on the generous contributions of leading East Tennessee corporations, successful entrepreneurs and those who have a vested interest in the success of new businesses in our region. 

About Sync Space
Sync Space is launching the first regional business accelerator in Northeast Tennessee that connects entrepreneurs and startups who have products or services that can benefit from our region’s assets or whose product offering can be a solution to a challenge facing our region. With partners and industries that can offer mentorship, opportunity for investment, and pilot program opportunities, our accelerator programs can help startups be successful in Northeast Tennessee and beyond.

About The Biz Foundry
The Biz Foundry is Upper Cumberland’s entrepreneur center. We are a non-profit located in the heart of downtown Cookeville with new locations opening in Sparta and McMinnville in the coming months. We believe that entrepreneurship and cooperation are intrinsic to economic and community vitality, so we work to foster that vitality in Upper Cumberland.