After seven weeks of intensive work, five Indiana startups are preparing to pitch their agricultural technology businesses. They are members of the gBETA Agbioscience cohort, developed by Wisconsin-based business incubator Gener8tor.
In this week’s Ag+Bio+Science podcast presented by AgriNovus Indiana, gBETA agbioscience director Doug Applegate explains the diversity in the concepts.
“A really impressive group of founders here they are all over the map here with what we’re doing within the agbioscience realm. We have companies that are working within seed genomics, we have a company that’s working with cow reproduction. And then we have vertical farming and as well as wine and vineyards,” Applegate explained to podcast and Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick.
Five startups were selected to take part in the program which offers coaching and resources for the participants during the nearly two-month period. gBETA’s mission is to help the entrepreneurs to get their ideas or products off the ground.
Next month, the class will present their ideas to an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and community members.
“Our goal isn’t that they get investment right away, but we’re helping them get there. Learning how to explain your business to a broader audience that don’t understand exact sciences and technical technicalities, [and] that can be a challenge, but it’s also really helpful for them to get themselves out there a little bit.”
Each week, Gerry Dick conducts conversations with leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Indiana’s agbioscience sector, discussing the confluence of food, agriculture, science and technology.
The full podcast with gBETA’s Doug Applegate will be available Monday morning. Click here for more information on how you can listen. Plus, click here for the full lineup of Inside INdiana Business podcasts.