HUGROW Program Details

HUGROW is designed to identify and nurture the precious seeds of new translational research at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. The program is structured so that every participating entrepreneur will graduate with the necessary materials to bring their early stage groundbreaking concepts to the fundable stage.

Important Dates

The application process for 2018 is currently closed.

The current HUGROW program is now running between April 2018 - December 2018.

Please check back here for updates about the 2019 program.

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Program Duration

The two-stage program includes two months of weekly meetings offering top-level entrepreneurial training from a successful and professional team of lecturers, mentors, and business leaders, followed by up to six additional months of development work.

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Work Plan

Entrepreneurs will spend the first two months of the program in weekly meetings receiving specialized training and learning about industry, business innovation and project management. During this period, they will also develop, with the help of HUGROW staff and mentors,  a detailed work plan to cover any critical gaps in the technology,  to which they will devote up to six additional months, with limited funding provided by our sponsors.

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Goals and Deliverables

Graduates of HUGrow will each have a clear and concise business model analysis, investment materials and a project pitch.