Fuel Entrepreneurs2021-10-04T15:11:37-04:00


A robust and entrepreneurial

early-stage company ecosystem requires agbioscience leadership. Innovation and creativity that come from Indiana is backed by a broad support of numerous initiatives across the state aimed at fostering a more entrepreneurial culture.



for start-ups, emerging and expanding Indiana agbioscience companies.

Innovation Challenge

Indiana’s agriculture

industry is entering a new chapter of growth and innovation. Driven by a need to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with a more resilient food supply chain, the industry is ripe for disruption.

Indiana is presented with a unique opportunity to bring leaders in production agriculture and pioneers in technology together to fuel producer-focused innovations that improve net farm income and further solidify the state as a platform for agriculture innovation.

gBETA Indy

Accelerator partnership

with AgriNovus, Ag Alumni Seed, Beck’s Hybrids and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will bring the second gBETA Agbioscience cohort. It is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage agriculture, biotechnology and life science companies with Indiana roots.


AgriNovus partners

with the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures to support their Ag-Celerator fund, a $2 million plant sciences innovation fund designed to provide critical start-up support for Purdue innovators who wish to commercialize patented intellectual property or Purdue “know-how” technologies. Purdue students, faculty and alumni can receive up to $100,000 in funding. Investments are made each semester on a competitive basis.

Venture Capital Partners

Entrepreneurial Ventures

AgriNovus commissioned an extensive assessment of the Indiana agbioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem. The study identifies four priority strategies that AgriNovus and its partners can use to help build a stronger ecosystem.

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