$100K Investment in AgVoice, a 22TechPark Startup

AgVoice service selected by The Yield Lab to participate in selective nine-month ag technology accelerator program

Innovative voice recognition service to receive $100,000 in funding, plus networking, mentorship and ag-specific curriculum for duration of program


ATLANTA, Georgia (January 29, 2016) – AgVoice, an innovative voice interaction service created by Atlanta, Ga.-based technology startup TekWear LLC, was selected by agriculture technology business accelerator The Yield Lab to participate in a nine-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. AgVoice was selected as one of seven out 120 applicants from 26 countries to participate in the program.

AgVoice is a hands-free workflow management service that helps ag professionals capture insights while on the move. The platform can be utilized seamlessly by producers in the field, allowing them to record and process raw data files for use in analytics and note-taking, while also providing such necessary features as time stamps and location tracking to improve productivity and workflow management.

“We’re honored to be selected by The Yield Lab to participate in the program as one of its portfolio companies, and we’re ready to take full advantage of the tremendous business development resources they offer,” says Bruce Rasa, CEO at TekWear LLC. “It was important for our team to find a partner with ag tech as their top priority, and we feel that we’ve found an excellent match to further enhance AgVoice, which is projected to launch later this year.”

The insights and data that AgVoice provides to producers helps them meet an increasing array of government reporting mandates and answers food retailer questions on food traceability, as well as consumer questions regarding where and how their food was safely grown. The service is perfect for agriculture professionals in a wide variety of roles, including agronomists, plant scientists, veterinarians and machinery repair specialists, among others.

Based in St. Louis, Mo., The Yield Lab is the nation’s first and largest agriculture technology business accelerator, maintaining its focus entirely on investing in early-stage development of ag tech companies that offer creative and innovative solutions in the agriculture industry. The Yield Lab provides mentorship, networking and funding to hand-selected companies during a nine-month period, all while in the heart of the country’s ag tech industry.

“AgVoice is a service that we see contributing a great deal to the agriculture industry, making it a perfect fit as one of our seven portfolio selections in 2016,” says Matt Plummer, principal at The Yield Lab. “The hands-free, voice-interactive technology that the platform offers has the potential to fundamentally shift the way food and agriculture professionals capture usable insights and data.”

The Yield Lab’s program began on January 26 at the Helix Center in St. Louis. For more information on AgVoice, visit




Based in Atlanta, Georgia, AgVoice is an agricultural technology company focused on developing voice-interactive technology solutions that provide value to agriculture professionals and their trusted partners around the world. These solutions encompass a variety of business sectors across the food and agriculture ecosystem, including livestock and crop production, agronomy, animal health and wellness, and machinery repair.


Community Spotlight: Moxie Sports | Going, Going, Launched

Welcome to the first Community Spotlight blog regarding the awesome companies we are helping launch at 22TechPark. Highlighted this week is Moxie Sports.   With Moxie Sports, 22TechPark has helped get needed funding to launch their application, provided space to collaborate and made some very strategic introductions.

The Pitch

Sports + Technology: It’s not an obsession, it’s a passion.

The confusion and disconnect among organizers of events, coaches, parents, and players has been consistently growing- until now! Moxie Sports is solving these growing problems through innovative software solutions in the form of web apps and native mobile development. Their solutions allow users to create, search, and follow as many teams as they choose and have all the team calendars, rosters and information sync in real-time across any native calendar platform. There are numerous existing calendars that allow communication in a linear path, but none compare to Moxie Sport’s new developed process for omni-directional communication.

How does it Work?

Sports Managing Made Easy

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What’s Happening Now?

“With the support of 22TechPark, we have been able to enter our market with a great first generation of our iPhone app. We’re already onboarding many teams and organizations (to the app) and look forward to continued growth.” – Roman Grimaldi, Co-Founder and CEO of Moxie Sports

After a successful seed round led by 22TechPark, Moxie Sports has released its first app to the Apple App Store. iOS launched October 15th, and in just 18 days, they acquired nearly 1,000 active users. Join the movement- make Moxie Sports your #1-desired application for sports team management and group communication, and get this FREE app today!

Follow Moxie Sports
Instagram: @moxiesports


CO-Founder & CEO Roman Grimaldi is a serial entrepreneur, an award-winning designer, former Division I athlete, and extremely passionate about sports and technology. He made a name for himself over the years through innovative and daring design, having work displayed at TEDx events, showcased in art galleries, and has been chosen by leading design magazines as a top 30 designer under 30 and a top 30 Under 30 in Atlanta Technology.

Startups Ready to Pitch Their Ideas at 22TechPark

22TechPark is North Atlanta’s new premiere tech incubator- a catalyst for technology companies to grow in the area.   We focus on fostering the growth of technology start-ups.  Incubators are a great way to form connections with people of similar interests.  Startups need to know about customers, vendors, and investors; they need mentors to help them figure out which pitfalls to avoid – all services provided by 22TechPark.

Located in Peachtree Corners, 22TechPark hopes to help the city benefit with new high-paying jobs when these companies succeed and grow.  22TechPark has the potential to start a revitalization of Technology Park, which will then obviously benefit all the local businesses, restaurants, and  residential real estate.

While our previous Pitch Offs have been successful, this 3rd Pitch event promises to be our best one yet.  With a variety of companies pitching, your interest is sure to be piqued.  Given only 5 minutes to present their company, these entrepreneurs will not only try to dazzle the audience, but will also receive constructive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their pitches.

Hear from these entrepreneurs:


Incubating the Iron Man of Automated Migration

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote a blog post, “Get Jack’ed in 2015.” Drawing from my experience and from the inspiration of wanting to create an incubator for tech startups, I went on to discuss what I believed to be the Top 3 keys to success for businesses to not only survive, but thrive, in the upcoming year – Be Nimble, Be Quick, Jump Over the Candlestick.

Calling All Gwinnett Startups

Twenty years ago, Technology Park in Peachtree Corners was a hub for technology companies in Atlanta. Today, however, the buildings seem tired, with many sporting sale and lease signs in their windows. Occupancy rates are at an all-time low.

I am hoping for a resurgence of growth and investment in the area – led by the growth in Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing