Sept. 11-13, 2017 | St. Louis, MO

The “Ideas, energized” prize 

Larta Institute’s the "Ideas, energized" prize is awarded to the presenting company with the most innovative technology and market-worthy innovation. The prize comes with a cash award and one year of commercialization assistance from Larta Institute. 

Benchmarks for winning the prize

Entrepreneurs are assessed by a panel from the Ag Innovation Showcase Advisory Committee in four categories:

  1. Showmanship
  2. Novelty of innovation
  3. Commercial potential
  4. Potential to disrupt their market

Current Winner

Somadetect, 2017

Past Winner

XTB Laboratories, 2016

The People's Choice Award 

One presenting company will be selected by an audience of their peers for the People's Choice Award. The People’s Choice award comes with one year of commercialization assistance from Larta Institute. 

Benchmarks for winning the prize

 Entrepreneurs will be judged by their peers (the audience) using “text to vote” in these four categories:

  1. Showmanship
  2. Novelty of innovation
  3. Commercial potential
  4. Potential to disrupt their market

Current Winner

Nanoguard, 2017

Past Winner

Crop Enhancement, 2016

The winners for both the “Ideas, energized” prize and the People’s Choice Award will be announced at lunch on the last day of the Showcase.

Only presenting companies that went through the Ag Innovation Showcase application and selection process are eligible for the above awards.