Trella Technologies is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$200.00 minimum investment

Trella Technologies

Grow tall plants in small spaces.

Regulation Crowdfunding
Bourne, MA
Agriculture
Accepting International Investment
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Innovative and Sustainable Solutions

 For The Indoor and Urban Farming Industries

An Automated Horizontal Plant-Training System to Maximize Space & Output

Invest In: Trella Technologies, LLC

Urban and indoor farming are the future, but traditional farming methods and tools won’t always translate from the field to the indoor farm. At Trella Technologies, we create energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry.


In an aim to ensure the industry’s longevity for future generations, we're diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors with sustainable, automated plant-training robotics.


Trella Technologies was born when CEO Aja N. Atwood struggled to grow tall plants in her small basement. As an engineer faced with a lack of space, she dove deep into research which revealed the concept of growing plants horizontally. However, all the existing methods she could track down were manual, labor-intensive, and inefficient.


So, together with fellow inventor Andres "Dre" Chamorro III, the two prototyped, built (and built again) what would become Trella Technologies' unique plant-training solution. Every step of the way, they sought and incorporated input from experienced growers and engineers to refine the design and prepare it for production.


Join Us. We're currently gearing up for or our production mode phase of the fifth design revision. Choose Trella Technologies and help change the way the world grows.

#Automated

#SpaceSaving

#GameChanging

The Offering


AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY


Convertible Promissory Notes

Note converts to Class B Units when the company raises $4,070,000 in a qualified equity financing round


Maturity Date: March 1, 2021

Valuation Cap: $30,000,000

Discount Rate: 20% 

Annual Interest Rate: 10%*



What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Class B Units in Trella. The number of units you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $4,070,000 in qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per unit is set based on a $30,000,000 Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 20% discount on the price the new investors are purchasing.  You also receive 10% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Class B Units equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding membership units of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).



We are seeking to raise a minimum of $10,000 (initial target amount) for fundraising marketing to continue the raise to $107,000. 

If we reach our offering maximum, we are contemplating increasing the offering maximum to $1,070,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding.



PERKS*


$1,000+ Investment 

Receive a Trella Technologies sweatshirt or vest, your pick!



PERKS (IF WE RAISE OVER $250,000)*


$5,000+ Investment

You will be invited to visit our research lab in Massachusetts and to meet Team Trella.

(Transportation and accommodation not included).


$25,000+ Investment 

You will receive a personal invite to a dinner with the founders of Trella Technologies as well as a tour of the research lab in Massachusetts. 

Location and time need to be mutually agreed on (Transportation and accommodation not included).


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


Users Control The Climate - TrellaGro LST Controls The Plant

We've designed our product to serve both residential and commercial growers.

With horizontal plant training, every branch gets optimum light– potentially increasing yield per plant by more than 25% when compared to manual methods. In addition to higher returns, Trella’s automated system uses gentle low-stress training (LST) to help you grow healthier plants in less time, without the need for pruning and trimming. Indoor horizontal training, by design, allows users to grow their favorite cannabis strains, fruits, or vegetables year-round.


Plus, commercial growers and farmers can reduce operating costs and stay competitive with the TrellaGro LST AutoSync LED™ feature, which syncs your lights to come on only when your plant truly needs it. Commercial growers will be able to meet high market demands by growing taller plants in existing small spaces while reducing their energy and operating costs.


"Environmentalists alarmed at marijuana industry's massive use of carbon-based electricity" - The Washington Times

Commercial and residential users can already benefit from Trella, but it's our belief that this is just the beginning. The applications of TrellaGro LST are potentially endless: from growing cannabis in your basement, to feeding Mars missions.

Trella Trains Plants Easily and Efficiently

Who Needs TrellaGro LST

TrellaGro LST has multiple applications. Our system helps indoor cultivators (including residential and commercial growers) grow taller/fruit-bearing crops (fruiting plants, cannabis sativa, and hops) in spaces that were previously problematic due to height constraints: spaces with low ceilings, or vertical/stacked arrangements like those found in urban farms, freight containers, basements, grow tents and closets.


Due to state regulations that limit plant count, residential growers need to maximize their per-plant yield. Trella has been shown to increase one plant’s yield by more than 25%.  Additionally, as the cannabis industry expands, commercial growers need sustainable and efficient methods to stay competitive. TrellaGro LST enables growers to use space efficiently to grow a more diverse range of taller strains as well as "mother" plants that provide cuttings for propagation. Lastly, Trella's automated system means commercial growers are able to reduce their labor costs. 

The TrellaGro LST Series

The TrellaGro LST is an automated low-stress training solution to grow tall plants in small spaces. Available in two standard as well as one custom model (sizes and features vary), our system also includes an optional subscription-based app to monitor plant growth rate and environmental conditions. 

Why Trella Technologies

Trella is a first-to-market brand, with a patent-pending, never-before-seen innovation, that intends to be a leader in the indoor farming technology sector. We've strategically located ourselves in the US Northeast, where indoor farming is on the rise. Our lab and business operations are in Massachusetts, a leading state for cannabis legislation and where we have access to skilled growers and licensed businesses operating in the state’s medical and adult-use marijuana markets. We have a strong team with amazing experience, and the necessary skills to execute our mission to revolutionize indoor farming.

Here's How It Works

Step 1

  • Place a seedling in Trella’s patent-pending device
  • Turn the power on
  • Connect and sync to the TrellaGro LST™ app 
  • Select the plant’s growth parameters

Step 2

  • Trella controls the plant 
  • Watch it gently guide the plant to grow horizontally during the “vegetation” phase
  • This phase is automated; no pruning or training required 
  • Track growth rate and environmental conditions around your plant on your phone or PC

Step 3

  •  Allow it to stretch towards overhead lights during the “flowering” phase by removing the top mesh panel
  • For plants with heavy flowers, such as tomatoes, use the “flower support” columns and attach the flower support grid as needed

Step 4

  • Harvest time is easy. Simply remove the side mesh panel, cut the plant at the main stem to harvest whole or in pieces as preferred

The Benefits of Automated Low Stress Training

If you’re growing indoors, you have height restrictions that not only affect the way you grow, but your actual harvest quality and yield. And regardless of which lights you use, a traditional overhead grow light cannot penetrate lower branches, which limits yield. There are various ways to manually train your plants to optimize plant growth and increase yield by 25-40%.


Topping, Supercropping, and Scrogging all require pruning of branches at the lower parts of the plants. Removing these branches prevents waste of water and nutrients, but also reduces the number and size of colas a plant will produce. Low Stress Training is a method near and dear to Trella because our system combines the benefits of low stress training with automation. Also, low stress training doesn’t require any actual cuts, which can damage plants and slow down or inhibit growth. With gentle bending of branches, low stress training allows the plant to grow in a sideways direction, letting all side branches receive more optimal light and grow into their own colas. Unlike the training methods mentioned above, where branches are trimmed, horizontal growing through low stress training allows growers to keep all branches intact and therefore maximize yields. 

Let's Compare

TrellaGro LST outperforms existing plant training methods. With our automated plant training system, growers can increase their yield, reduce operating and labor costs and grow a wider variety of plants to stay competitive in an expanding market. Growers can achieve this benefit while reducing the number of plants required, saving additional cloning, labor and waste costs. With a higher yield, and/or shorter growing cycles, commercial cannabis cultivators can experience an increase in their annual harvest output while savings costs.

“It all comes down to really two things: keeping your labor costs under control and keeping your energy costs under control...” MJBizMagazine

TrellaGro LST: The Benefits Stack Up

▸Increase Yield / Reduce Labor Costs /Fewer Plants, Clones and Waste◂

▸Stack Multiple Levels/Increase Canopy Area in Existing Footprints◂

▸Stay Competitive/Grow Wider Variety of Plants and Strains◂

▸Optimize Conditions for Faster Growth/Increase Harvest Cycles◂

Machine Learning for Modern Farming

"Cannabis Companies Struggle To Become More Sustainable" -Forbes.com

We're here to help: With a subscription to the TrellaGro LST app, growers can have remote control of their units and monitor their environmental conditions. The settings can be optimized based on data collected across multiple plant types, strain varieties and growing conditions. Additionally, the data can be shared with fellow subscribers across the globe, accelerating the spread of sustainable operating practices for the indoor farming community.

With the TrellaGro LST subscription-based app, cultivators can track growth rate vs. various environmental conditions to optimize their output, creating more harvest cycles per year.


Machine learning algorithms, aka AI (artificial intelligence), can take field data, such as plant growth rate, temperature, humidity and CO2 levels among others, to develop probability models. This information is far more than any human can grasp. Machine learning can predict which environmental conditions are most beneficial to the plant's health and growth. 

The GROWING Market

Vertical Indoor Farming’s Global Market Size Will Reach $4.1B by 2020

  • There is an increase in urban population, which leads to food shortages
  • Crops are in need of year-round production 
  • There is an increase in risks to crops from natural catastrophes 

- Global Market Insights

- Global News Wire

Global Spending On Cannabis Will Reach $57B in 2027 

  • Legalization of cannabis is on the rise, globally, increasing competition for commercial growers, and a need for sustainability and efficiency
  • Regulations for residential growers are based on plant count, therefore growers need to get a high yield per plant

- Forbes

- High Times

What Are People Saying?

Feedback from our 2018 Market Survey

What specific aspects of Trella appeal to you the most? Why?

"Automated features, reduced human error and control"

"Saves space, higher yield and better management of plants"

"The automation of the system, the compact design and lower labor cost"

"The Trella system has taken what we are doing in our back rooms and provided the technology to take it up several levels, increasing yield and decreasing manpower."

"The design, the sleekness, are all wonderful. I really love the brand and how you raised money through crowdfunding. And I love your mission to help people grow that have space they didn’t think was possible to grow in prior."

Product Development Overview

We are currently in the early production phase with our fifth design revision. Since early 2017, we've designed and built four prototypes. A plant growth trial was conducted for each prototype design, with improvement and modifications made along the way. Provisional patents were filed in April of 2017, followed by the filing of a US Utility (Non-Provisional) Patent and Foreign PCT application in April of 2018.

Prototype (Design Version 4)

In April of 2018, we publicly announced the creation of the world's first automated plant trainer and raised money with the help of family, friends and early supporters. Since then, Team Trella reached out to the indoor farming community. We received valuable feedback from our target market. We attended trade shows, industry events and even conducted a market research survey. As a result, we modified our design to create the TrellaGro LST (version 5).


The main goal for 2019: showcase our product working in a commercial style environment for marketing purposes. Successful grow trial demonstrations (by Beta Users and Trella) will lead to market acceptance in order to obtain sales for revenue generation. Additionally, we are currently in the process of building the TrellaGro LST Model 6 (version 5) for grow testing and public showcasing/marketing.

Our device also comes with a software application to allow the user to track plant growth rate vs. the environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels. The data gathered from units across the globe will be mined and refined for usability via machine learning algorithms. The app and database are currently under early stage development for web-based applications (followed by mobile-based applications). The TrellaGro LST AutoSync LED™ feature is under early stage development and will be made available during the next generation design.

Pictured Above: 

The TrelloGro LST Model 6

The Trella Technologies Team

We're Not Your Typical Technological Agriculture Company 

We're a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds, strengths, and perspectives — which we believe makes us stronger. We value, and utilize, input from every member of our team. We're very engaged in our consumer communities and make it a priority to be tapped into their needs, advocating at community events and soliciting user feedback at every step. We're in this business for more than money: we believe the community is important. For that reason, we plan to donate several units to nonprofit organizations to help them grow on their own. We've even identified our first donation recipient!


Trella is headed by cofounders Aja N. Atwood (CEO) and Andres "Dre" Chamorro III (VP of Engineering). Atwood is a cannabis cultivator and advocate with strong connections within the industry and community. She was the former CTO of a technological/agricultural start-up and brings her experience in training and hiring teams in hands-on development and creation of working prototypes. Chamorro has a strong background in the medical device and robotics industry with more than 30 patents and access to production and prototype equipment. He is an expert at design for manufacturing.

True Innovation Requires Protection

Since inception, we've worked diligently to develop the design with a focus on true innovation. To protect our intellectual property, we partnered with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, one of the top Intellectual Property law firms both nationally and regionally. With their support, we completed a thorough prior-art search before filing our patent application and we are now patent-pending in the US and internationally. For more information on Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, please click here.

Invest in Trella Technologies

At Trella Technologies, we believe that residential and commercial farming are just the beginning. Our vision of the future of Trella Technologies includes feeding hungry people globally, and even growing plants on missions to Mars.


We are seeking to raise a minimum of $10,000 (initial target amount) for fundraising marketing to continue the raise to $107,000.   If we reach our offering maximum, we are contemplating increasing offering maximum to $1,070,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding.  The funds raised from this campaign will go toward sales and marketing, software application development, product testing, and certifications, as well as leasing space for our testing and R&D lab. We'll manufacture and assemble production units right here in the U.S., and hire more staff to do so. Plus, we'll inject money into our social media campaigns and participation at tech, farming, cannabis and other trade show events.


Join Us. Our business is growing, and we're ready to take our company to the next level by tapping into the commercial farming industry. We've built relationships and partnerships with the farming community over the past few years, and we're plugged into the industry via social media, trade shows, and events and public speaking engagements. We are looking for funding to tap into our strategic partnerships with industry-related companies to move forward!

In the Press

Cannabis Technology: How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Contribution to a Rapidly Expanding Industry
November 21, 2017

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge panel to share insights about how startups can capitalize on the burgeoning business opportunities. The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge will bring together a spectrum of cannabis cognoscenti across business, academia, and technology.

Cannabis Control Commission holds final public hearing
February 12, 2018

Commissioners received a warm welcome, with several commenters giving them kudos for the commission’s work to date. Aja Atwood, of Mashpee, co-founder of Trella Technologies, complimented the commission on its public outreach efforts.

Entrepreneur of the Week: Aja Atwood of Trella Technologies
May 20, 2018

In our interview with Aja, we asked a variety of questions to learn more about Trella Technologies, and what it takes to build a business in the cannabis industry!

Cannabis Journeys: Aja Atwood
April 20, 2018

I met with ELEVATE NE member Aja Atwood at her house on the Cape on a sunny, crisp day. Her house faces a beautiful view of a pond and forest. But Aja, used to the gorgeous scenery, was more excited to talk about cannabis and her agritech enterprise, Trella Technologies, LLC. We got to it.

Cannabis Technology: How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Contribution to a Rapidly Expanding Industry
December 5, 2017

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge panel to share insights about how startups can capitalize on the burgeoning business opportunities The legal cannabis industry is primed for explosive growth. With Massachusetts ending the prohibition, opportunities abound and entrepreneurs are getting involved.

Women in Cannabis: These 9 Women Are Stirring the Pot in Massachusetts
July 3, 2018

As Massachusetts looks at making recreational marijuana available for adult-use, it is simultaneously legalizing a large but illicit industry while making it conducive for a startup system to flourish. As we look to track the fledgling industry, here are nine women who are stirring the pot in Mass.

Cape Cod Towns Leery of Recreational Marijuana Industry
November 8, 2018

Last month, Mashpee became the first town on the Upper Cape in which residents voted to allow recreational marijuana stores. Aja Atwood, a Mashpee resident looking to create a cannabis-centered startup...

Cannabis Innovators: Aja N. Atwood
November 13, 2018

When Mashpee’s Aja N. Atwood struggled to grow tall cannabis plants in her basement, she did what any mechanical engineer would do: She researched the problem and devised a plan to create a solution.

Ancillary Pot Businesses Mostly Banned From Upper Cape
November 16, 2018

Ms. Atwood urged voters to vote against the ban. She said that Trella has looked to grow from basically a garage to an actual commercial space to better develop the technology. Mashpee eventually voted against the ban, a huge win for Trella Technologies!

Offering Summary


Company

:

Trella Technologies LLC

Corporate Address

:

173 Clay Pond Rd., Bourne, MA 02532

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$107,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$200.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Convertible Promissory Notes

Type of Equity Converted Into

:

Class B Units

Conversion Trigger

:

$4,070,000.00

Maturity Date

:

March 01, 2021

Valuation Cap

:

$30,000,000.00

Discount Rate

:

20.0%

Annual Interest Rate

:

10.0%
















What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Class B Units in Trella Technologies LLC. The amount of Class B Units you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $4,070,000.00 in a qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per security is set based on a $30,000,000.00  Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 20.0% discount on the price the new investors are paying.  You also receive 10.0% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Class B Units equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding equity securities of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).



*Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment of 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% Bonus below

We are seeking to raise a minimum of $10,000 (initial target amount) for fundraising marketing to continue the raise to $107,000. If we reach our offering maximum, we are contemplating increasing the offering maximum to $1,070,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding.

PERKS*

$1,000+ Investment

Receive a Trella Technologies sweatshirt or vest, your pick!

PERKS (IF WE RAISE OVER $250,000)*

$5,000+ Investment

You will be invited to visit our research lab in Massachusetts and to meet Team Trella.

(Transportation and accommodation not included).

$25,000+ Investment

You will receive a personal invite to a dinner with the founders of Trella Technologies as well as a tour of the research lab in Massachusetts.  

Location and time need to be mutually agreed on (Transportation and accommodation not included).

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

StartEngine shareholders bonus

Trella Technologies LLC will offer 10% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering if they invest within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date. For example, if invest in the first 24 hours, your annual interest rate will be 11% instead of 10%.   

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments; Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$22,543.00 USD
$5,605.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$15,438.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$68.17 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$22,348.02 USD
$4,409.11 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$43,923.17 USD
-$16,851.68 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

14 days ago

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Extended length of campaign.


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Trella featured in Leafly.com article re Pros and Cons of Vertical Growing

19 days ago

Trella featured in Leafly.com article re Pros and Cons of Vertical Growing

Plus see TrellaGroLST Model 6 make the most of one plant in their new video below!

Trella was mentioned in the recent Leafly article, “Is Vertical Farming the Future of Cannabis?”, as a solution to the limitations presented by vertical growing. The article explains that while vertical farming increases grow space, a horizontal growing solution like the TrellaGroLST maximizes that grow space. Read the article here to understand more about why Trella Technologies is positioned to revolutionize indoor farming not just for cannabis, but food and other crops.

Then, watch the latest episode of “I’ll Just Talk” in which Trella cofounder and CEO Aja N. Atwood Aja also talks in the video about the challenges and different types of crowdfunding available to cannabis innovators. Click the image below to watch!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

21 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Growth Update: See our current plant grow trial in action!

about 1 month ago

Growth Update: See our current plant grow trial in action!

We've done 12 inches of plant growth since our last FB Live Episode!!

Click the below image to check out Episode 2 of our latest series "I'll Just Talk". In this episode, Aja Atwood discusses the effects of climate change on the agricultural industry as well as updates on the plant! Watch as Aja explains how TrellaGro LST's low-stress training method creates faster plant growth when compared to existing manual plant training methods. Click here or the image below for more!

Innovation Opportunity: Climate Change and Cannabis

about 1 month ago

Innovation Opportunity: Climate Change and Cannabis

Trella CEO discusses opportunities and threats to innovation in Episode 2 of "I'll Just Talk" video series

From innovating the types of cannabis plants that are grown to the types of technologies, soils, and other materials needed to grow the plants, innovation is everywhere in cannabis. But, as we innovate on the production, sale and consumption sides of cannabis, global warming both threatens and creates opportunities for innovation.

“With mother nature, we don’t know what she can do,” warns Aja in the latest episode of Trella's web series. “But we can prepare with thoughtful backup planning and introducing automation for the times when we may be evacuated or otherwise separated physically from the business.” Click here to read more, or check out the below video clip of Episode 2:



Trella Takes Home a Win at Mass Innovations Nights!

about 1 month ago

Trella Takes Home a Win at Mass Innovation Nights

The event featured a variety of new, innovative products, including TrellaGro LST!

Mass Innovation Nights #124 took place on July 17th and was hosted by Formlabs and sponsored by SolidWorks and Dassault Systèmes. Aja Atwood, CEO of Trella Technologies, had a chance to present and TrellaGro LST won an audience choice award! Check out the images below for more:

See the TrellaGro LST in first episode of I’ll Just Talk

about 1 month ago

Trella announces new video series

See the TrellaGro LST in first episode of I’ll Just Talk

Last week, Trella cofounder and CEO Aja N. Atwood went live from the Trella lab on Facebook to share a bit about Team Trella and how the idea for the TrellaGro LST came to be. She also shared some tips about different plant training methods and strain selection, how to get involved with the Trella Growers Club, and more, including the latest hemp regulations news in Massachusetts.


Viewers also got to see the TrellaGro LST set up with a plant for the first time live! 

Click here or the image below to see it in the first episode of "I'll Just Talk" with Aja.

We have lots more to share, so please be sure to follow Trella on Facebook and tune in for the next episode!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

See it LIVE! Trella CEO Debuts TrellaGro LST Model 6 LIVE from the Trella Lab

about 2 months ago

See it LIVE! Trella CEO Debuts TrellaGro LST Model 6 

- LIVE from the Trella Lab

Aja Atwood of Trella Technologies goes live in her first episode of 'I'll Just Talk' series to introduce TrellaGro LST, discuss low-stress training, and recent MA legislation. Check it out here or click the image below:


“Fascinating and Fabulous” – Trella CEO talks about innovation and entrepreneurship on Innovation Showcase with Jay Sugarman

about 2 months ago

“Fascinating and Fabulous” – Trella CEO talks about innovation and entrepreneurship on Innovation Showcase with Jay Sugarman

Created “to inform viewers about exciting innovations and creative individuals across the fields of business, science, technology, education and the arts,” Innovation Showcase is a Massachusetts television program that recently invited Trella CEO and cofounder Aja N. Atwood to the set to talk about the company’s journey and experiences in the cannabis field.

You can view the segment and learn more about what the host, Jay Sugarman, calls a “fascinating” and “fabulous” innovation here:

Trella releases image of latest TrellaGro LST prototype

2 months ago

Trella releases image of latest TrellaGro LST prototype

Plus founder Aja Atwood to present at Springfield Cannabis Convention and MassInnovation Nights 124

While our StartEngine campaign continues to offer investors of all backgrounds an opportunity to invest in our game-changing company, we've been busy in the lab putting the final touches on the TrellaGro LST. Take a look below at the latest picture from the lab, then read on about some upcoming events with Trella cofounders on the stage!


Sunday, June 23: Springfield Cannabis Convention presentation

Aja is heading to Western Massachusetts this weekend to present “Topping, FIMming and SCROG, Oh my!” at the Springfield Cannabis Convention. She’ll share the pros and cons of topping, FIMming and other plant training methods at 1:30 PM Sunday on the Cultivation + Processing stage at the Springfield Cannabis Convention. View the full schedule and get your tickets here.

Tuesday, July 17: MassInnovation Nights 124

After receiving the most votes at a recent Mass Innovation Nights event featuring African and African American business founders, Trella cofounders Aja and Dre have been invited to present at another Mass Innovation Nights event! The next event takes place on July 17 at Formlabs in Somerville, MA, and you can help Trella get a chance to present on stage by casting your vote before the event here.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Trella Technologies offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Cambridge Freedom Run and WBJ Business of Cannabis Forum

3 months ago

Trella CEO Aja N. Atwood prepares for Cambridge Freedom Run 

and WBJ Business of Cannabis Forum

Trella CEO and cofounder Aja N. Atwood is back on the road next week for two important events for the Massachusetts cannabis industry. On Sunday, June 9, for the third year in a row, Aja will be running in the Cambridge Freedom Run with the team from Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC). MRCC has assembled 72 active cannabis consumers to run the Cambridge, MA 5K for "Freedom and Local Weed." Click here to learn more about the Cambridge Freedom Run.

Then, on Tuesday, June 11, Aja will serve as moderator of the "Community Relations: Changing the Conversation and Local Business Landscape" panel at the Worcester Business Journal's first-ever Business of Cannabis Forum. With Worcester widely regarded as the "center" of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts both for its strategic, central location and the robust network of cannabis businesses, this is a must-attend event for business and municipal leaders in Central Massachusetts. Learn more about the Business of Cannabis Forum here.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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Trella cofounder to present about crowdfunding & cannabis

3 months ago

Trella cofounder to present about crowdfunding & cannabis

Aja N. Atwood hits the road for Friday night crowdfunding discussion & Saturday women entrepreneurship panel


Trella CEO and cofounder Aja N. Atwood is wrapping up May and kicking off June with back-to-back presentations in the Boston area. On Friday, she’ll participate in a timely panel conversation at Z-Gallery hosted by the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council and Black Economic Council of Massachusetts to help provide education around how to utilize crowdfunding models to create sustainable sources of revenue. Click here to learn more and register.

Then, on Saturday, Aja heads up to Somerville to participate in Herbstalk’s first Women in Cannabis Panel. Herbstalk is a grassroots herbal conference that draws attendees & participants from all over New England, and everyone from professional herbalists & practitioners to herbal novices. Learn more about Herbstalk here.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Business Magazine Features TrellaGro LST on its May 2019 Cover

3 months ago

Business Magazine Features Trella on its May 2019 Cover 

It’s here! 

Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine released its May 2019 issue, which features Trella cofounder and CEO Aja N. Atwood and the TrellaGro LST™ on its cover! Aja is also quoted in the corresponding cover story about the current challenges and economic opportunities arising in the cannabis industry in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Please join us in congratulating Aja on this exciting milestone, and in celebrating all the amazing women in tech who are creating innovations for a more sustainable future!

 If you are in the area next week, don’t miss Aja as moderator of the "Changing the Conversation in our Communities" panel at the magazine’s CANNABIZ: The Journey Continues event on May 22 in Hyannis, MA.


StartEngine Udpate – Mass Innovation Nights

3 months ago

Trella takes top prize at African & African American Founders event!

Last week Trella secured more votes than any other entrant at MassInnovation Nights 122, and took home the top prize after presenting about the TrellaGro LST™! Trella cofounders Aja N. Atwood and Andres “Dre” Chamorro III had a great time at the event, which was a forum for African and African-American founders to discuss their companies, visions, and strategies to innovate and make the world a better place. Prior to the event, the public was invited to cast their votes for the top companies to win a chance to present about their innovation at the event. Trella earned more votes than any other participant at the event.

Trella Visits Local Hemp Farm in Massachusetts

4 months ago

Trella CEO gets her hands dirty at a local farm

Last week, Trella cofounder and CEO Aja N. Atwood emerged from the Trella lab to check out the sustainable farming methods being used at a local farm to grow their hemp, tomatoes and other vegetables. Aja learned more about the hemp plant, and got her hands dirty with a little “sustainable origami” in the form of biodegradable paper pots, all while thinking about how the farmer’s feedback and methodologies could influence the next generation of TrellaGro LST™.

April showers bring May flowers... and another big surprise from Trella! Please stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our CEO and cofounder, Aja N. Atwood, who was recently selected for an unexpected recognition that will bring more eyes to Trella, women in tech, and our mission to revolutionize indoor farming.

Trella Speaks on Cannabis As An Agricultural Crop: Impact & Opportunities

4 months ago

Trella on the Move!

We had a blast participating on a panel to discuss Cannabis As An Agricultural Crop: Impact & Opportunities. 

Cannabis is a high-value, agro-industrial system with a combination of capital, growers, manufacturers, and technology that’s shifting paradigms.  Humble Bloom’s Danniel Swatosh facilitated a discussion between Trella Technologies LLC’ Aja Atwood,  Hudson Hemp’s John J Gilstrap and Shea Brand’s Austin Katz.


NCF Recap and Pics + Cannabis as an Agricultural Crop Event in NY

4 months ago

Trella goes to Washington and NYC

CEO Aja N. Atwood talks women in tech + cannabis as an agricultural crop

Advocating for and supporting sustainable agriculture goes way beyond the Trella lab. That’s why our CEO, Aja N. Atwood, headed to Washington D.C. last weekend to lend her expertise to the National Cannabis Festival Education Village. Aja presented with fellow cannabis entrepreneur and disruptor Shanel Lindsay of Ardent Cannabis about women in tech and how the cannabis industry's innovations can potentially solve global problems. Check out pictures from D.C. below!


Next stop: New York
"Cannabis As An Agricultural Crop: Impact & Opportunities” discussion

Although the economic, health and social implications of the rapidly expanding cannabis industry have been debated, the environmental impact and opportunities are far less discussed. Please join our CEO, Aja N. Atwood, in New York tomorrow, April 25, for a panel discussion presented by Humble Bloom. Click here for more details and to register.


Big announcement coming soon!

4 months ago

Big announcement coming soon

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of photoshoot with TrellaCEO

April showers bring May flowers... and another big surprise from Trella! Please stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our CEO and co-founder, Aja N. Atwood, who was recently selected for an unexpected recognition that will bring more eyes to Trella, women in tech, and our mission to revolutionize indoor farming.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Trella to attend "Mass Innovation Nights" & We Need Your Help!

4 months ago

Trella on the Move!

We're excited to announce that our product, the TrellaGro LST™ was selected for a product showcase at "Mass Innovation Nights"! on May 9th!

About Mass Innovation Nights - Boston is the home of the original Innovation Nights events. It all started in April 2009 as Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) with a website and a monthly event designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Every month ten companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures, and video, add product mentions to LinkedIn and Facebook statuses, and otherwise help spread the word. 

But we need your help! 

Of the ten companies, only four are allowed to present and showcase their product and this selection is based on public voting. Team Trella could use your help. Please Vote for TrellaGro LST, so that we can make the most out of this opportunity to showcase our product. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about our mission to provide globally-scalable solutions for the indoor farming industry. 

To Vote: please click here and select "Vote Here" on the left side of your screen! Thanks in advance for your support! 



Check out the Trella Lab & News from the Tufts University Cannabis Debate!

5 months ago

Welcome to the Trella Lab

Check out our automated plant training solution in the "flower stretch" phase:

Trella on the Move!

Trella CEO to participate in Tufts University Cannabis Debate:


Our CEO and co-founder, Aja N. Atwood, participated in "The Cannabis Debate" at Tufts University's Experimental College. The event features scholars and experts from health care, law enforcement, government regulation, business, science, and international perspectives. Check out news from the event here.

Week One Update & Aja speaks at Tufts University

5 months ago

Trella raises over $18.5k in first week of crowdfunding campaign.

Last week, Trella Technologies, LLC announced the launch of a Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) campaign. After only one week we are thrilled to share with you that we have raised more than $18,500 utilizing this modern fundraising platform! Thank you to those who've already invested and for all your support as we continue the campaign. We could use your support! Please also feel free to share the link with anyone you know who may be interested in revolutionizing indoor farming with us.


Mark your calendar - Trella CEO to participate in Tufts University Cannabis Debate on Friday, March 29

Tufts University's Experimental College invited our CEO and co-founder, Aja N. Atwood, to participate in "The Cannabis Debate" this Friday, March 29, 2019. The event features scholars and experts from health care, law enforcement, government regulation, business, science, and international perspectives. Learn more here>>

Trella CEO featured in Big Buds Magazine!

5 months ago

A news update for the Trella Community! Enjoy!

Trella Technologies CEO and cofounder Aja N. Atwood, featured in Big Buds Magazine's list of influential women in cannabis today.Read the Big Buds article here>>

Breaking The Grass Ceiling: Eight Women Who Are Ruling Cannabis




Welcome to Trella Technologies!

5 months ago

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Trella Technologies and our offering! We’re thrilled to officially launch our StartEngine page and to use this trusted platform as a resource for folks considering investing in our groundbreaking technology company.

This page will be updated regularly with Trella news, campaign updates and milestones, so please come back often and feel free to share the link with any colleagues, family or friends who might be interested in investing in Trella. Of course, if you have any questions or feedback, please share them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for stopping by and for considering our offering. We’d be honored to welcome you to the Trella team!

Aja N. Atwood + Andres “Dre” Chamorro III

Cofounders, Trella Technologies, LLC

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