AgTech Accelerator Opens Summer 2021 Applications

Categories : EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
Posted on: April 26, 2021

The Illinois AgTech Accelerator is now taking applications for its 2021 program which will run from July 16 – October 8.

The gBETA AgTech program ​is a free, three-month accelerator program for early-stage startup companies from around the country. As part of gBETA AgTech, each of five participating startups will receive a $100,000 investment, office space, and access to gener8tors global network of mentors and investors.

Startups can apply here. ​Applications for gBETA AgTech will close on May 14, 2021. 

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The Illinois AgTech Accelerator will be led by Jack Marck, who was hired in October to be the program’s managing director. Marck has experience working in product development at an agtech startup, Agrible, at Research Park.

“gener8tor’s presence in Champaign recognizes incredible innovation happening here and across the Midwest. gBETA AgTech will be a valuable addition to the already impressive array
of startup support offered by the U of I Research Park and the greater Champaign-Urbana community,” Marck said.

gBETA is designed to help startups gain early customer traction on their product or idea, and establish and execute on metrics that make them competitive applicants for full-time, equity-based accelerators or seed investment. Participants receive intensive and individualized coaching and access to gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners, and investors.

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

Find the full AgTech Accelerator Spring 2021 companies here.