Illinois AgTech Accelerator Opens 2022 Applications

Category : Research Park
Posted on: January 26, 2022

The Illinois AgTech Accelerator is now taking applications for its 2022 program which will run from March 31 to June 24.

Gener8tor’s flagship program ​is a free, three-month accelerator for high-growth AgTech and Agriculture startup companies from around the country. As part of gener8tor AgTech, each of five participating startups will receive a $100,000 cash investment, office space, access to gener8tor’s global network of mentors and investors, and $1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

The Illinois Agtech Accelerator invests in best-in-breed AgTech startups and brings them to Champaign for an intensive, 12-week accelerator. The competitive program accepts five selected startups for three months of individualized coaching and connects the startups with gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers,  corporate partners, and investors.

Startups can apply here. ​Applications for gener8tor AgTech will close on Feb. 20.

Jack Marck is the Illinois AgTech Accelerator managing director and will be leading the gener8tor AgTech program. Marck has experience working in product development at an AgTech startup, Agrible, at Research Park.

Have questions? Sign up for office hours with Jack here.

Key dates:

February 20 – Applications Close

March 31 – Program Kick Off

June 20-24 – Companies on-site in Champaign-Urbana

June 23 – Pitch Night

In March 2020, the Illinois AgTech Accelerator launched the gener8tor AgTech and gBETA AgTech programs in Champaign. Read more about the AgTech Accelerator launch here.