OUR MENTORS

Mentorship makes the difference.

AgLaunch365 participants receive exclusive access to the Cultivator Mentor Network. This global network of agribusiness, marketing, finance, technology, and legal experts are dedicated to using their expertise to support agtech startups. Take your concept to the next level by learning from experienced professionals who have blazed numerous trails with accomplished and successful startups.

Our Mentors

Matt Bell
Managing Director, Cultivian Sandbox

Matt Bell
Managing Director, Cultivian Sandbox
Harold Birch
Executive Vice President, Family Farms LLC

Harold Birch
Executive Vice President, Family Farms LLC
John Butler
President, Agricenter International

John Butler
President, Agricenter International
Brendan Carroll
CEO, Skycision

Brendan Carroll
CEO, Skycision
Dan Hatzenbuehler
CEO (retired), E. Ritter & Company

Dan Hatzenbuehler
CEO (retired), E. Ritter & Company
Tami Hornbeck
Community Facilitator, Communities Unlimited

Tami Hornbeck
Community Facilitator, Communities Unlimited
John Ogle
Principal, Ogle Clinton LLC

John Ogle
Principal, Ogle Clinton LLC
Chris Przybyszewski
Executive Vice President, US BIOLOGIC

Chris Przybyszewski
Executive Vice President, US BIOLOGIC
Linda Rader
Principal, Radson Company

Linda Rader
Principal, Radson Company
Ryan Rakestraw
Venture Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures

Ryan Rakestraw
Venture Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures
Dave Rhylander
(Former Monsanto Marketing Executive), Consultant

Dave Rhylander
(Former Monsanto Marketing Executive), Consultant
Scott Sartor
Director of Sales Operations, Indigo Ag

Scott Sartor
Director of Sales Operations, Indigo Ag
Hunt Shipman
Principal & Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Hunt Shipman
Principal & Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Tony Simpson
President, AgTech Advisors, LLC

Tony Simpson
President, AgTech Advisors, LLC
Gregg Smith
CFO, United Way of the Mid South

Gregg Smith
CFO, United Way of the Mid South
Brittany Solano
PR Consultant, JDI

Brittany Solano
PR Consultant, JDI
Hillary Spain
Customer Development Manager, Progeny Ag Products

Hillary Spain
Customer Development Manager, Progeny Ag Products
Rick Vierling
Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center

Rick Vierling
Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center