Building companies takes a lot of time, effort and cash. While there's no silver bullet for creating a successful business, there are some foundational learnings that early stage founders can adopt to grow their companies and avoid common pitfalls. Cicada GrowLab is partnering with evokeAG. to launch the Grassroots Series so that founders can learn how to build agrifood tech businesses that will shape our future agrifood system.
Each week, we’ll feature a specific theme covering a foundational building block of agrifood tech entrepreneurship. Founders will find out what they need to launch a successful venture, gain exposure to industry experts and hear from like-minded founders who share a similar vision of changing the world. All the while, learning tactical skills and perspectives that will help gain an edge.
Alongside the sessions, Cicada GrowLab are running mentor office hours — drop-in virtual sessions to connect founders directly with a valuable network of industry experts and investors. Learn from folks who have ‘been there, done that’ and who will give founders unique perspectives and insights that aren't able to be found elsewhere. Mentor office hours are now open, scroll to the bottom of this page to apply.
Cicada GrowLab mentor hours
Cicada GrowLab are now running mentor office hours — drop-in virtual sessions during the Grassroots Series program where founders can connect directly with our network of industry experts and investors.
GrowLab’s mentors bring skills, networks and years of experience to the table to give early-stage agrifood tech companies the best chance to succeed. Founders get access to senior industry leaders from Rabobank, KPMG, Microsoft, Amazon and more, as well as local agrifood tech experts. Our mentor network is made up of a bunch of committed folks with deep industry, investment and entrepreneurial experience.
This is an opportunity for founders to chat candidly about their vision and get helpful feedback. The team at Cicada GrowLab will pair founders directly with one of their mentors and they'll meet (virtually) one-on-one for 30 minutes to discuss any issues you need help working through. To match founders with the right mentor, they'll first ask founders a few questions about the kind of help they need.
There are limited spots available — office hours are by application only and are now open.