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Ten Acre Organics, LLC

TAO provides advanced aquaponics and ecological farming solutions for an urbanized world.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Our mission is to create the most sustainable and productive ten-acre farm in the world, and then replicate it around cities everywhere to provide retailers, restaurants, and distributors with the freshest, healthiest, most local, and most sustainable foods possible. We grow food using organic hydroponic and aquaponic systems in greenhouses, requiring 90% less water, 90% less land, and 50% less labor than conventional agriculture.


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    Michael Hanan
    Co-founder, Co-CEO

    Michael brings four years of experience in sustainable agriculture and local produce sales, with three years of experience in commercial aquaponics, having studied aquaponics system design at the University of the Virgin Islands, as well as hydroponics and greenhouse agriculture at the University of Arizona. His strengths include system design and operations, horticulture, aquaculture, marketing and sales, strategy, and research and development.

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    Co-founder, Co-CEO

    Lloyd brings more than three years experience in sustainable agriculture, local produce sales, and commercial aquaponics, with professional certificates in commercial aquaponic system design from Aquatic Eco-Systems as well as in Leadership and Entrepreneurship from JFK University. His strengths include system design, operations, construction, project management, marketing and sales, vision, strategy, and business development.


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    Dr. Raul Deju
    Executive Director of Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Chairman and CEO of DMA, founder or executive at several Fortune 500 companies, former advisor to Secretary of Commerce and the EPA, author of 6 books and 200+ scholarly articles.
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    National Grocery Sales Director at Vital Farms, former Southwest Region Grocery Coordinator for Whole Foods. Expertise in retail grocery sales, marketing and sales strategy, the organic foods industry, and social/eco entrepreneurship.
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    Scott Collier
    Managing Director at Pasadera Capital, Managing Director at Rockroom Ventures, co-founder of Slow Money Austin and Slow Money North Bay. Expertise in venture capital and finance, social entrepreneurship, and business strategy.