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Why Ag Tech?

29% of the region’s work force is focused agriculture, many of them living in poverty. Boosting productive and profitability will create more opportunities and improve wages..

Central America is well positioned to INNOVATE in the Ag Tech space! It has strong Ag experience/history, very capable technical institutions in the space producing skilled engineers, and surging interest in entrepreneurship. Combining these ingredients with the right community-building framework will produce very exciting outcomes!

 

 

Objectives:

  • Support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Central America region
  • Find and invest in the best entrepreneurs focused on agriculture
  • Work to scale technologies that will help the big and small farmholders
  • Strengthen the AgTech ecosystem in the region, which has been neglected by other programs

 

We are allies and use Village Capital curriculum for our programs, whose expertise in the AgTech sector allows us to bring forth more value to our entrepreneurs.

Advisory Board AgTech

Yanine Chan PhD
EARTH University

Dean of Student Affairs

CRISTIAN RODRÍGUEZ
CEO

SOLUCIONES ANALÍTICAS

JOSÉ PERDOMO
PRESIDENT

CropLife Latin América

JUAN CARLOS ZAPATA
DIRECTOR

FUNDESA

JEFFREY LANDSDALE
PRESIDENT

Universidad Zamorano

ROGER NORTON
RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Departamento de Agricultura de Texas A&M

MONICA STEIN PhD
DEAN OF RESEARCH

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

RICARDO SANTA CRUZ
DIRECTOR AGRICULTURAL DIVISION

AGEXPORT

“For us, participating in the first edition of the Pomona AgTech Accelerator was a unique experience. It is a program that show it's value since the selection of the participants, we managed to achieve a very special synergy between mentors, investors and entrepreneurs; everyone interested in generating a social and environmental well being with our ventures.

In each workshop we obtained feedback and consulting at the highest level from the facilitators and mentors, managing to catalyze an imminent growth in our venture at the short term. We received good guiding and mentorship to realize the market validations of our technology and feedback from the other participating ventures to be able to create a successful business model with an expansion strategy towards Central America.

We had the opportunity to present our project to investors and see the potential that we have, as a company and as professionals. I can say that this Accelerator is of utmost importance to be able to grow towards a more sustainable agriculture in the region, in which we unite strengths to make our countries move forward and be able to replenish our environment."

 

Karla Bolaños Lapinski
General Manager

Ecological Solutions S.A. de C.V.
El Salvador

INVESTMENT FUND

Invest in the best ones after helping them to be ready.

ACCELERATOR

Assess entrepreneurs in the scaling of the business or protoype. Connect entrepreneurs to the right players to grow their business.

INCUBATOR

Help entrepreneurs that have ideas with potential. Create a facility that will allow them to test their ideas

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