12 Feb

This article by TechAccel President and CEO Michael Helmstetter first appeared Feb.12, 2020, in Forbes.    One of our TechAccel associates, Mike Rohlfsen, mentioned in passing the other day that he’s the top consumer at his local Starbucks. Just as we were wondering about that (I imagined him ordering lattes by the gallon), he provided […]

26 Dec

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published Dec. 10, 2019, at Forbes. The animal health market is becoming increasingly dynamic, paralleling the pace of change in the agricultural technology market. The constant in both markets, of course, is change. While the animal health market has never had the same level of hype as […]

Cartoon representation of the "baby machine." 20 Aug

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published August 14, 2019, at Forbes.  With record-breaking amounts of money in tech investments streaming around the globe, you would think that investors are funding nearly every innovation possible. Yet investment dollars often overlook one of the greatest of all innovation incubators: the university system. The same […]

Mike Rohlfsen 11 Jul

Multidisciplinary Agriculture Executive, Mike Rohlfsen, to Develop Strategic Relationships with Global Industry Leaders to Advance Agtech to Market KANSAS CITY, Mo. — July 11, 2019 — TechAccel LLC, the private venture development organization investing in scientific breakthroughs to help solve the global food crisis, today announced that Mike Rohlfsen has joined the company as Vice President […]

NextGen Leaders logo 25 Jun

The Kansas City Business Journal has announced its 2019 class of Next Gen Leaders, which includes TechAccel Principal Brett Morris. The Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program honors 25 rising stars in Kansas City business. A panel of independent judges selected the honorees. They will be honored at a private luncheon on July 26 and will […]

Fish in the ocean 03 Jun

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published May 29, 2019 at Forbes. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing forms of food production in the world and the fastest growing sector in the livestock industry. In a $140 billion market, startups in seafood and aquaculture technology raised$193 million in 2016, which marked a […]

RNAissance Ag "bug" 14 May

One of only five agtech companies selected for the IN2 program, RNAissance Ag will receive upto $250,000 and technical support from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, MO. — (May 14, 2019) — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by […]

26 Apr

      Do you have an idea that could create a big impact in agtech/plant/animal science or post-harvest value chain but need advice on how to advance it to the next level? On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm, the Venture Café @39North, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis […]