Applications now being accepted for
2019 F³ Tech Accelerator

Do you have a startup idea in the agriculture tech, aquaculture tech, or environmental tech sector?  Have you validated that idea and fully developed your value proposition?  Bottom line, are you ready to commercialize, acquire customers, develop a revenue stream, and attract investors?  Then we encourage to consider applying to participate in the 4-month F³ Tech Accelerator program, September through December 2019.

2018 Schedule

Application deadline
Application review
Application interviews
Announcement of cohort
Accelerator starts
Accelerator ends
Demo Day event

2018 Schedule

August 15, 2019
August 16- 21, 2019
August 21-25, 2019
August 26, 2019
September 3, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 19, 2019

Program Outline

  • 4-month/16-week program
  • Cohort of up to 5 startups
  • Each startup may have up to four co-founders participate
  • Targeted focus on agriculture technology, aquaculture technology, and environmental technology
  • Startups must have already validated any science or technology associated with their business idea
  • Applications accepted from throughout the United States
  • Startups accepted into program will be seeded with $10,000 each, ($5,000 at program start, $5,000 at program midpoint), plus $1,000 each pro-bono legal and $1,000 each pro-bono accounting services
  • $25,000 in a convertible note will be awarded to one startup at Demo Day
  • Startups must reside at or be affiliated with an accepted incubator or coworking facility at their own expense and must work out of the facility at least 3 days per week
  • Startups must participate in all F³ Tech programs and events
  • Startups may not participate in any other program or have other conflicting commitments during the period of the F³ Tech program
  • Startups must have an accepted agriculture/aquaculture/environment industry mentor/coach 
  • Beyond regular program content, additional content/mentorship specific to each startup to be determined
  • Program is combination of virtual and in-person sessions
      • 2 one-hour interactive webinar sessions per week
      • 1 mentoring session with industry mentor/coach per week
      • 1 weekend (three-day, two-night) in-person session per month