RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator Announces a Call for Applications

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The RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator has announced a call for applications from technology companies focused on agriculture and food production. “Up to eight startups will be accepted into the 3 ½ month program in Palo Alto,” said Founder Roger Royse.

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Roger Royse, Founder of RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator

"The AgTech Incubator program features co-working space, mentoring from agribusiness and food experts, and weekly instructional programs in the areas of technology, law, accounting, innovation, and operations.

The RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator has announced a call for applications from technology companies focused on agriculture and food production. “Up to eight startups will be accepted into the 3 ½ month program in Palo Alto,” said Founder Roger Royse, “which features co-working space, mentoring from agribusiness and food experts, and weekly instructional programs in the areas of technology, law, accounting, innovation, and operations.” Royse added that those in the program will exhibit and pitch at several trade events including the Produce Marketing Association’s Tech Knowledge conference in Monterey, the RoyseLaw Global AgTech Conference in Mountain View and the World Ag Expo in Tulare. Those interested in applying for the Incubator can gain information at http://royselawincubator.com. The application deadline for companies applying to the Incubator is December 31, 2014.

Program participants will enjoy significant exposure to major brand executives, investors and experts, and they will take field trips to farms, markets and global agriculture and food companies. Applications will be screened by a panel of agriculture and food experts, business leaders and venture capitalists. The panel will be looking for innovative technologies such as robotics, software, machinery, GPS, water conservation, sustainability and big data.

RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator mentors and advisors include human resources advisor and educator Michael L. Davis; agronomist Patrick Dosier; Local Roots Founder and CEO Eric Ellestad; investment and operations expert Garrett Goldberg; business lawyer and entrepreneur Fred Greguras; business strategy and operations expert Gary Jinks; chief financial officer Joe Marshall; urban farming and farm-to-table professor John Matthesen; business consultant Joy Montgomery; entrepreneur and president of Dynamite Network Jeff Musson; investor and organic foods entrepreneur Robert Nissenbaum; seasoned marketer and entrepreneur Shing Pan; strategic consultant Ralph Patterson; growth and innovation consultant Carolina Rizo; attorney, speaker, and writer Roger Royse; Silicon Valley technology veteran and California egg producer Mike Weber; management consultant Joseph Wei; and award-winning product development and food safety expert Robert Whitaker.

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