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Subject: 2020 Ag Enterprise Challenge: Win up to $30,000 in Funding and
Support for Your Idea

Description:
"Want to help our planet through agriculture, natural resources, and
environmental sustainability? Enter today to meet like-minded people from
industry and win $30K of funding and support."  We invite you to
participate in the 2020 AgEnterprise Challenge! The deadline for
registration is Nov. 17. 

AgEnterprise Challenge is an initiative of the College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources (AGNR) to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and
commercialization in agriculture, natural resources, and environmental
sustainability.  
The AGNR AgEnterprise Challenge concludes on Mar. 26 during the AGNR Student
Discovery and Innovation Expo, where participants will have the opportunity
to give oral and visual presentations to a panel of judges. Teams will
compete for various cash prizes, including up to $30,000 in funding and
acceptance into the F3Tech Accelerator program. 
Benefits

-Mini-Grant: Up to $500 for customer discovery
-Online Training Program: Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
-Targeted Mentorship: One on one mentorship with startup/industry expertise
-Personalized Workshops: Dingman Center, Mtech, Do Good Institute, The
Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and UM Ventures 
-Funding to Scale: Win up to $30,000 in the final Expo
-F3Tech: Viable ventures will gain acceptance into F3Tech's accelerator
program
-Fellowship Program: Surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs, every
day
-Networking:  Connection to DC/MD/VA regional agricultural innovation
ecosystem 

Eligibility
The Challenge is open to students who are currently enrolled in a degree or
lower-division certificate program at the University of Maryland, College
Park. We encourage each participant to have at least two or more members,
with at least one of them—preferably the lead member—currently enrolled
in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) or the Department
of Entomology in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
(CMNS).
If you are interested but do not have an idea, please contact Cedric
Nwafor: [log in to unmask] to explore opportunities to join a team.
For additional information, go
to https://agnr.umd.edu/student-opportunities/agenterprise-challenge  

Best Regards,

Cedric Nwafor Innovation Program Coordinator College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources University of Maryland 1114 Symons Hall, College Park,
MD 20742 Ph: (301) 405-1316
Want to meet? https://calendly.com/nwafor 


Event Date: November 17, 2019
Event Location:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetZTjiHPJ2-n94HybbT_v-c39Y8yngWcw
Contact Person: Cedric Nwafor
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]

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