AgTech Conference of the South Pitch Competition


Pitch Off

In partnership with Tech Alpharetta, TAG is hosting the 1st Annual AGTech Conference of The South Pitch Off.  Agtech entrepreneurs will present to a panel of industry representatives who are seeking potential partnerships with outside innovators.

4 Agtech Startups will ultimately be chosen to pitch to a judge’s panel consisting of companies seeking potential agtech partners, plus executives from TechStars, ATDC, and the UGA College of Agriculture’s Innovation Gateway. Each finalist will have the opportunity to speak 1:1 with the judges after the competition.  


Climate Corp.

Cox Enterprises Clean Tech




UGA’s Innovation Gateway

Startup Applicant Criteria:

  • Company should have an innovative tech product or service of potential value to the agricultural industry and market.
  • Company should have a leadership team of at least two people, who are committed full-time to the project.

Applications will be reviewed for:

  • Competency of management team; knowledge of product and markets
  • Validation of value proposition of product or service; competitive advantage, barriers to entry
  • Viability of revenue model, level of performance
  • Scalability of business model, extent of impact


The ‘AgTech Conference of the South’ event is hosted by Tech Alpharetta, with the support of the City of Alpharetta. The inaugural event is the state of Georgia’s first forum dedicated to the investment, entrepreneurship and innovation that is shaping the future of agriculture. The three-day conference will feature key thought leaders and investors, as well as current and emerging agtech business leaders who are creating more value, variety and predictability in the world’s food and fiber supply. Panel discussions and break-out sessions will cover a variety of topics, including supply chain, big data, biotech, innovation and plant genetics.


July 23 – 25, 2018


Alpharetta Conference Center -- 9000 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta, GA 30009


Registration for the conference is open. For additional information and to register, visit


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