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Start-up Directory2020-11-18T13:32:00-05:00


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Green Sense Farms builds and operates indoor vertical vegetable farms in the USA, builds and licensee its growing technology to operating partners abroad and conducts productions scale research on cultivars and growing systems.

Featured on episode 14 of our AG+BIO+SCIENCE podcast. Listen here. |

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GRYFN offers precise geomatics solutions for coaligned and repeatable multi-sensor UAV data collection for research and commercial applications. Their core vertical application empowers plant breeders in major commodity crops with precise, repeatable data and analytic solutions for high throughput phenotyping in the field. Leveraging the multidisciplinary ecosystem at Purdue University, GRYFN was founded by eight professors with backgrounds in Aeronautics, Biology, Plant Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. |

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Heliponix turns ordinary consumers with black thumbs to green through their automated, rotary aeroponic™ appliances called GroPods™ to grow daily harvests of clean produce from recurring seed pod™ subscriptions. Heliponix strives to become the world’s largest farming company without owning a single acre of land by giving all people the means to their own production.

2017 Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase Participant 

Featured on episode 19 of our AG+BIO+SCIENCE podcast. Listen here. |

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Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari seeks a winning food system through its industry-disrupting Seed Foundry™, a product development process that taps the natural genetic diversity of plant and works to address major challenges, including climate change. Inari works with seed companies to co-develop high performance seeds with innovations that directly benefit farmers. Inari is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with development sites in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Ghent, Belgium. |

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For microbiome scientists, Karyosoft unifies and connects genome (omics) data in real time through their easy to use technology Loci, a genome intelligent data management platform, to drive time to market for their innovations. Their vision is to become the industry leader in providing next generation customized intelligent software solutions that make complex genome (omics) data analytics simple for microbiome scientists. Karyosoft helps scientists to change the world using microbial genome (omics) data.

2019 Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase Participant 

2019 gBETA AgBioScience Participant |

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LeafSpec is an accurate, affordable, and portable hyperspectral crop imager. With a quick scan of the crop leaf in 3-5 seconds, users can immediately get the precise measurement of many crop physiological features such as chlorophyll content, nitrogen content, leaf moisture, disease, herbicide damage, and so on. Each measurement is geo-referenced and field crop stress maps can be automatically generated on the real-time.


Leaftech Ag, INC offers a handheld “Digital Lab” that geo-locates and analyzes a plant’s leaf for nutrient and chemical composition; delivering results that are 98% faster and 90% less expensive compared to current industry practices. With faster analytic results the producer is able to apply the correct inputs, in the right amounts, at the optimal time and location, improving crop performance, reducing production cost, and resulting in enhanced nutrient stewardship.

2019 gBETA AgBioScience Participant
2020 AgLaunch365 Row Crop Challenge Winners (phases 1 and 2)
2021 Purdue Fish Fry: Fish Tank Pitch Contest Judges Choice Winner |

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MAPS exists to empower farmers to be more efficient in producing and transporting their goods. The MAPS AgRover is our solution to the power and transportation challenges of small-holder farmers in developing countries. MAPS primarily operates in Nigeria and Kenya. |

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NutraMaize is commercializing a more nutritious, better tasting, variety of non-GMO orange corn that was originally developed by its co-founder, Professor Torbert Rocheford of Purdue, as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to help alleviate malnutrition in Africa. NutraMaize is marketing its own line of milled products under the brand “Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn” and aims to deliver the benefits of orange corn more broadly by partnering with food manufacturers as an ingredient supplier.

2019 Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase Participant |

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Owl Manor Veterinary is a medical device company dedicated to companion animal joint and soft tissue preservation through advanced lameness technologies.  Owl Manor Veterinary’s portfolio devices include Pro-Stride® APS, Restigen® PRP, and CenTrate® BMA). This portfolio offers clinically demonstrated effectiveness, all-natural, point-of-care convenience, and preparation in under 30 minutes. |

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