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AgWorks Demo Day

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

AgWorks is a multi-week program intended to accelerate the growth of ag-related start-ups in East Tennessee. Demo Day is an opportunity for the five startups in this year’s cohort to show the public what they’ve accomplished this summer. This year, we are fortunate to have joined forces with Nourish Knoxville to bring you Demo Day live during the celebrated Farmer’s Market on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, TN.

Demo Day will begin with a casual coffee reception, followed by a conversation between Pete Nelson, Chairmen and CEO of AgLaunch, and Charlotte Tolley, founder and executive director of Nourish Knox, as they share their thoughts on the role of agriculture and entrepreneurship in our region, and then pitches from the five AgWorks start-ups. A brief agenda is below. We hope that you’ll join us at Demo Day and show your support for startups and Ag entrepreneurship in East Tennessee. To register for Demo Day please click this link.

AgWorks Demo Day – Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 10am – 2pm
Market Square, Knoxville, TN
10am – Meet and greet the AgWorks cohort (Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, 17 Market Square #201)
12pm – Welcome and introductory remarks (Market Square Pavillion, Market Square)
12:15pm – Panel conversation: Ag and entrepreneurship in Tennessee, featuring Pete Nelson (Ag Launch) and Charlotte Tolley (Nourish Knoxville)
12:45pm – AgWorks team pitches
1:30pm – Thanks and enjoy the Farmer’s Market

About the program: AgWorks is a 12-week accelerator program designed to develop East Tennessee agriculture start-ups in partnership with the statewide AgLaunch initiative. Programming includes business development sessions facilitated by Chris Ayala, lead mentor and agricultural innovation support including mentorship, workshops, and investment access through AgLaunch. AgWorks is generously supported with funding from Launch Tennessee, USDA and Tennessee Department of Agriculture

About KEC: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a non-profit business accelerator that serves as the front door for entrepreneurs in East Tennessee, and a resource for anyone looking to start or grow a business here. Over the past three years, KEC has helped hundreds of new entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality.

About AgLaunch: AgLaunch is an initiative of Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Tennessee Department of Agriculture that is creating a statewide network of support to attract, start and grow 100 new food & agricultural start-up companies by 2022.


August 26, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm