Baltimore Entrepreneurs Pollinate Apiculture Start Up

Participants in agriculture accelerator form company to benefit beekeepers and farmers

When two Venture for America (VFA) Fellows from the Mid-West met in Baltimore, the result was sweeter than honey. Dawn Musil and Nick Zajciw discovered their shared passion for apiculture – aka beekeeping – on opening day of their VFA training.

Joining forces, they co-founded HiveLend - an agritech start-up and member of F3 Tech’s inaugural accelerator program - to simplify and strengthen the...

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Cykloburn Uses F3 Tech Farming Connections and Tests Prototype for Converting Poultry Litter to Energy

Meet Cykloburn Technologies Partners Rob Meissner and Doug Zeisel who are developing a green tech solution that makes chicken litter more profitable for poultry farmers.

Giving farmers a profitable and environmentally sound method for disposing chicken litter is one of the biggest challenges facing the poultry industry. The solution may lie in a unique, low-emission combustion system being developed by Baltimore-based Cykloburn Technologies LLC.

A member of the inaugural class...

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Accelerator Director Roots F3 Tech Start-Ups in Research and Revenue

When ESEC’s Mike Thielke set out to design an accelerator program serving the unique needs of the F3 Tech community, he found the perfect partner in Chris Hlubb. Recognizing Maryland already boosted various seed accelerators, Mike found that most were not well suited to the distinct environment of agriculture and aquaculture.

After 15 years developing and managing businesses in these sectors, Chris returned home to Maryland in 2018 to advance and develop agritech and aquatech projects...

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Five AgriTech and AquaTech Start-Ups Admitted to Inaugural F³ Tech Accelerator

Pilot program provides economic incentives and operational support to jump-start innovative companies

Five Maryland start-ups took a big leap forward to launch their respective businesses and establish Maryland as a hub for emerging agriculture and aquaculture technologies. Admitted to the first F³ Tech Accelerator, the cohorts accepted into the four-month program were selected based on their readiness to enhance the state’s F³ Tech (an acronym for Farm-Fish-Food) sector with...

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