Kansas City Technology and Venture Development Organization Focuses on Advancing Innovation in Agriculture & Animal Health
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—April 25, 2017—TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced it will sponsor the AgInnovation Showcase, May 8-9, 2017, at the University of California-Davis.
“We recognize the need for innovation in the ag and animal health ecosystems to secure the future of our food chain,” said Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and CEO of TechAccel. “Sponsoring the AgInnovation Showcase is an opportunity to discover and network with emerging technology innovators in this high-value area.”
TechAccel is a partner with UC-Davis in research ventures and funds the UC-Davis STAIRTM-Plus Grant program. Under the collaboration between TechAccel and UC Davis, TechAccel has agreed to initially fund up to four projects at up to $100,000 each. Successful STAIR-Plus program graduates will also be eligible for the TechAccel Emerging Company investments which can exceed $1 million.
TechAccel also has served as an annual sponsor of the Larta Institute’s annual AgInnovation Showcase in St. Louis. In 2016, TechAccel co-sponsored a new University Showcase at the event, highlighting promising early-stage innovations from six major research institutions.
With deep expertise in scientific research and successful commercial ventures, TechAccel is a leader in developing innovations and preparing them for market. The company is backed by a board with demonstrated success leading Fortune 500 companies, commercializing disruptive technologies, and pioneering industry-leading products and services.
WHO: TechAccel’s Chief Science Officer Brad Fabbri, Ph.D., will be at the event with
Tony Simpson, Sr. Business Development Adviser. Open to scheduling interviews.
WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. -Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: UC-Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616