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Fredrikson Supports Ag Startup Engine with Golden Grade Sponsorship

AMES, Iowa, March 24, 2023Ag Startup Engine, a premier seed program for agricultural startups, is excited to announce Fredrikson as the newest golden grade sponsor. Fredrikson is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally.

As a sponsor of Ag Startup Engine, Fredrikson will support the operational activities and expand the ever-growing network and mentorship capabilities of midwest ag tech entrepreneurs.

“We are thrilled to add Fredrikson as an official supporter of Ag Startup Engine,” said Joel Harris, Ag Startup Engine Executive Director. “Fredrikson attorneys have held or currently hold many senior advisory roles in food and agribusiness enterprises; that background allows them to not only serve as legal counsel, but as business advisors with unique insight into the agricultural industry.”

Fredrikson provides a full-service industry approach to help clients navigate legal, organizational, and business matters. Clients of the firm range from farmers or livestock producers, grain companies, meat packers, equipment manufacturers, commodity processors, food manufacturers, or industry trade associations.

“Ag Startup Engine is one of the premier startup funding groups in Iowa,” said Sean Solberg, Fredrikson shareholder. “Those involved with Ag Startup Engine are a who’s who of exceptional investors and executives in the agricultural space in this state, and the companies seeking funding are some of the most impressive early stage companies in the area.”

Ryan Haaland, Fredrikson shareholder, added, “We are looking forward to being involved with the continued growth of the ag industry, and hope to be able to partner with the participants, the university, and the community through Ag Startup Engine.”

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About Ag Startup Engine

Ag Startup Engine was launched six years ago to help address two fundamental gaps that prevent agricultural startups and entrepreneurs from being more successful: early seed-stage investment and organized mentorship from successful entrepreneurs. The program recently announced closing of their second fund with the goal to accept and invest in 45 agriculture and animal health startups in the next five years.

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