AgTech X: A Co-Working Lab That’s Building the Food System of the Future

by Deirdre Appel

Name: AgTech X

What They Do:  AgTech X is a platform for education and entrepreneurship focused on the future of food and agriculture. Launched in 2017, the organization also runs a co-working lab and early-stage incubator in Brooklyn. In addition to offering desk space, the coworking lab hosts classes, networking opportunities, and private events. Finally, they work with key stakeholders in other cities to organize large gatherings and conferences.

How They Do It: The organization creates unique content and programming to connect early adopters, startups, and large brands working on sustainable food and agriculture initiatives. The company works with a variety of expert instructors for their classes; sustainability-driven chefs and food purveyors for local events; plus city officials and major brands for external conferences.

Mission: The organization’s mission is to create new pathways for sustainable food & agriculture innovation.

Latest project/campaign: In April 2019, AgTech X, in partnership with Agritecture Consulting, is holding the third annual AgLanta Conference, a two-day gathering dedicated to highlighting urban agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship in Atlanta and beyond. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, the conference is designed to ignite conversations on the most pressing issues in agriculture and food with multiple stakeholders from farmers to foodies to politicians.

Major Funding: Private, membership fees, event/workshop revenue, conference organizing

Profit/nonprofit: Profit

Annual Revenue: N/A

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: AgTech X is New York City’s only coworking lab dedicated solely to sustainable food & agriculture. Since they opened their doors in 2017, they have hosted more than 2,500 visitors for 120+ classes, tours, and events.


Location: Brooklyn, New York

Core Programs: Coworking; Classes/Events; Major Conferences

Number of staff: 4

Number of volunteers: N/A

Number of coworking members: 12

Areas served: New York City

Year Started: 2017

Director: Ricky Stephens

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