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HudsonAlpha AgTech Accelerator launches with first start-up class

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Five innovative start-up companies make up the inaugural class in the HudsonAlpha AgTech Investment Accelerator, a new initiative from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the global venture and accelerator firm gener8tor.

The 12-week accelerator invests $100,000 in five startups at the forefront of the agricultural technology industry.

The Huntsville-based accelerator seeks to bolster Alabama’s ability to translate agriculture technologies into commercial products that will help producers in the state and beyond.

“Agriculture innovation has been prevalent throughout Alabama’s history, dating back to George Washington Carver’s work in soil health and peanuts,” said Alex Cate, director of entrepreneurship programs for HudsonAlpha.

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