The Trella Technologies offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

Trella Technologies

Grow what you want, where you want.

Trella Technologies

Grow what you want, where you want.

Bourne, MA
Agriculture
At Trella Technologies, we create energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry. We're diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors with sustainable, automated plant-training robotics.

$363,401

raised
776
Investors
$30M
Valuation Cap
10.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$200.00
Min. Investment
20.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
03/01/21
Maturity Date
0
Days Left

$363,401

raised
776
Investors
$30M
Valuation Cap
10.0%
Annual Interest Rate
$200.00
Min. Investment
20.0%
Discount Rate
Conv. Note
Offering Type
03/01/21
Maturity Date
0
Days Left
This offering ended on February 11, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

We’re solving a “billion-person” problem, with the global capacity to impact the booming indoor farming and cannabis industries. Both industries are considered to be essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has demonstrated the world’s immense need for automation and sustainable practices in the production of food and medicine. [1]
Our innovative tech is the first of its kind. That's why we partnered with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, one of the top intellectual property law firms in the US.
We have a dynamic and passionate team with vast experience. We're flexible, creative and working within our niche!

In the Press

MIT Enterprise Forum - Cannabis Technology

On Tuesday, December 5, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge will bring together a spectrum of cannabis cognoscenti across business, academia, and technology to delve into the opportunities presented by the legal cannabis industry.

Cannabis Journeys: Aja Atwood

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.

Women in Cannabis: These 9 Women Are Stirring the Pot in Massachusetts

As the retail cannabis industry looks to reach a billion dollars by 2020, it is inevitably attracting top talent — with a lot of diversity. As we look to track the fledgling industry, here are nine women who are stirring the pot in Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Towns Leery of Recreational Marijuana Industry

Aja Atwood, a Mashpee resident looking to create a cannabis-centered startup, says the new legislation doesn’t just mean positive things for potential marijuana retail businesses.

Cannabis Innovators: Aja N. Atwood

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.

Breaking The Grass Ceiling: Eight Women Who Are Ruling Cannabis

Aja Atwood, co-founder of Trella Technologies, combined her interest in cannabis with her background in mechanical engineering when she helped launched the company. With its clever design, Trella’s space-efficient and automated setup is the perfect solution for growing tall plants in small spaces...

The Cannabis Debate discusses marijuana’s past, future

Aja N. Atwood, CEO and Co-Founder of Trella Technologies, LLC, addresses the audience at the Cannabis Debate hosted by the ExCollege in the Distler Performance Hall on March 29.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE - TRELLA TECHNOLOGIES

Jay talks with Aja Atwood from Trella Technologies- a company that provides technical and innovative solutions to make indoor and urban farming a sustainable, long-lasting industry.

Growing Cannabis Horizontally? Now you can!

Aja Atwood is a revolutionary inventor, who alongside Trella Technologies, have created a device that grows plants horizontally. Revolutionizing the growing industry, this device can grow everything from tomatoes to lettuce and even cannabis! We sit down with Aja to discuss this breakthrough...

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

Agro-engineer Aja Atwood of Trella sees value in vertical growing, but the limited cultivars it serves made her determined to find another option. “There is a wide variety of strains out there that prefer longer vegetation periods and have a taller growth structure....

System to Grow Cannabis Indoors More Easily Wins BU Start-Up Competition

For Atwood, the win was a validation of her years of work. “It means that I’m not crazy,” she said. “People understand what we’re doing and see value. The judges are highly respected in this space, so to have their input, to have their feedback, really helps legitimize the ideas...

Trella Technologies Announced as an Alternate in 2020 SXSW Pitch

Out of over 900 applications we were selected as an "Alternate" Finalist for the Innovative World category. What does it mean to be an "Alternate"? The Alternates will have an opportunity to participate in a One Minute Speed pitch in front of our judges and a live audience.

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

Show More
Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$6,849.00 USD
$19,118.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$4,491.00 USD
$15,938.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$2,328.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$56,396.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$68.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$1,998.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$87,763.00 USD
-$44,020.00 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

Perks and Plant Training

8 months ago

Perks and Plant Training

End of offer: Thanks to all of our investors and supporters!

Now that our offering is over, we're getting ready for perk distribution!

Please stand-by for an email from Team Trella as we need to confirm sizing and shipping addresses for those getting Trella Gear! We're waiting for the final investor list so that we can order in bulk, so please standby for communication from us by the week of March 1st.

In the meanwhile, if you're a cultivator of any type, residential or commercial, you may enjoy our latest publication shown below.


Guide to Plant and Cannabis Maintenance

Click here or the image below for potent resources and the best practices on how to improve your plant growth.


A few thoughts on what's next...only hours left!

8 months ago

ONLY A FEW HOURS REMAIN!

A few thoughts on what's next from Aja our CEO



Hear it from Dre, and the final countdown...

9 months ago

Hear it from Dre during the final countdown...

A couple of videos for your enjoyment as we approach the last days of our offering.

The FAQ Series continues...


It's Official! ....U.S. Patent No. 10,918,022 Awarded!

9 months ago

Trella Technologies Awarded Patent for 

Automated Horizontal Plant Training Technology

African-American-owned sustainable technology innovator celebrates first patent milestone

[PRESS RELEASE]

BOSTON, MA – February 4, 2021 – Trella Technologies, Inc. a Massachusetts-based innovator of energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, announced today that it was awarded its first patent for its system and method for automated horizontal plant training. U.S. Patent No. 10,918,022 both validates and strengthens Trella’s position as an industry-leading innovator of solutions for the indoor and freight farming industries of the future.


The company’s patented technology, the TrellaGro LST™, uses environmentally sustainable, automated plant-training robotics to gently train tall plants and trees to grow horizontally while monitoring environmental inputs:

•    Automated, low-stress training eliminates hours of tying, pruning, and monitoring

•    Each model is equipped with temperature, humidity, and CO2 sensors for connection with the TrellaGro LST™ app

•    Increased canopy and shorter vegetation time mean larger and more frequent harvests 

•    Units can be stacked to make the most of tight, indoor spaces



Since filing its patent application in April 2018, Trella remained lean and focused on efficiencies to refine two versions of the TrellaGro LST: The more compact TrellaGro LST™ Model 4 for home growers and professional cultivators looking to maximize yield in limited indoor space, and the larger TrellaGro LST™ Model 6, which is best suited for “mother plants”, larger grow rooms or stacked arrangements.

“As we celebrate this milestone for Trella Technologies, we share our joy with other entrepreneurs for whom intellectual property protection can be particularly costly and cumbersome,” said Aja N. Atwood, CEO and cofounder, Trella Technologies. “We are without words to describe the gratitude we have for the support and patience of our team, our investors, growers, and the indoor farming community as we’ve completed this process.”

To place orders or to become an investor in Trella Technologies, visit www.trella.io/.


ABOUT TRELLA TECHNOLOGIES LLC

With the goal to disrupt the status quo in traditional indoor farming, Trella Technologies creates innovative technologies to support an environmentally sustainable, global farming community. The company’s flagship technology, the TrellaGro LST™ marks the first step to diversifying what can be grown bountifully and sustainably in small, controlled environments. Visit trella.io to learn more about Trella’s innovations to help indoor farmers grow what they want, where they want… with less energy output.



FAQ Video Series - Why Not Just Do it by Hand?

9 months ago

Why not just do it by hand? 🤔 Trella Tech's Q&A Series

Trella's FAQ Series Continues...

We get this question all the time: Why not just do it by hand? Check out the below video for our response:


REMINDER: LESS THAN 20 DAYS LEFT TO INVEST!!! 

Yes, we’re solving a billion-person problem. We need to diversify the types of plants we can grow indoors, we can't just live off of micro-greens and herbs, we need ALL types of plants indoors including TREES! Now is the time to invest in the future you want! 

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 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

An update on our Intellectual Property!

9 months ago

We have some wonderful news to share with our investors and supporters! 

We couldn't have gotten this far without you!

Until now, our automated grow technology has been praised by growers and industry experts as the future of indoor farming. With this patent, the future becomes now! We are officially recognized as the pioneers of a growing solution that will have a unique and lasting impact on sustainable indoor farming. We have crafted our place in the history of technological innovation. 

None of this would have been possible if it weren't for our investors and supporters believing in us. You have literally afforded us the freedom to pursue what is needed to protect our innovation and to move forward with pride and confidence.

This is a big step as we explore growing different plants, trees, and produce. It is also a great time for new investors to check us out and get in on the action!

 Click here or below to join Aja as she celebrates this huge milestone for Team Trella and gives props to all of you who helped make it happen:



Notice of Material Change in Offering

10 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:


Trella Technologies is extending their campaign by 30 days.


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.

The US Patent and Trade Office says....🤔😮

10 months ago

🔥Trella Tech's Patent is Allowed!🔥

A major milestone accomplished in 2020!

Trella Technologies, a Massachusetts-based innovator of energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, received notice that its application for a patent relating to its system and method for automated plant training has been allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). An official USPTO patent number is on its way and will be issued during the first quarter of this year! 

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “an ‘allowed’ nonprovisional application… is one which has been examined and determined to meet all statutory requirements, and in which a notice of allowance (see below) has been sent to the applicant." 


“Intellectual property protection is important for all innovators, and especially for black female entrepreneurs who have traditionally seen their innovations exploited,” said Aja N. Atwood, CEO, and cofounder, Trella Technologies. “As a black woman, I’m very proud to say we are stoked to receive our first patent for an innovative technology that will change the indoor farming industry.”


Notice of Funds Disbursement

10 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

Growing TREES Indoors 😮 Time To Celebrate Our #GOALS

10 months ago

🎄Happy Holidays Friends!🎄

Team Trella may have been feeling the holiday cheer when we started to think about our future #GOALS!😂

Resilient, sturdy, stretching towards the light and branching wide - trees are a symbol of survival and acquired wisdom. Environmentally speaking, trees sequester CO2, provide shade and habitat, and can also produce food. So why wouldn't we want to grow more of them? 

Indoor tree propagation is one of our #GOALS for the future of indoor farming! Click below to see our vision and share the holiday vibe. 



**Video** How We Build As A Team🏅 - The Pivot Continues! - 2020 Review Part 2

10 months ago

How We #Build As A Team - The Pivot Continues! - 2020 Review Part 2

The Pivot continues...in this quick clip Aja explains the how behind Team Trella's manufacturing pivot.  



You ask, we answered - Trella's Q&A Series Continues

11 months ago

You ask, we answered. How many plants can you fit in one TrellaGro LST™?

Our system is designed to make the most out of one plant, especially bushy plants. Why? 


✅For commercial growers, a lower plant count means less waste of time and money spent tracking and processing each plant.

✅For those with plant count limitations, making the most out of each plant is the only way to increase yield...and stay legit.

Click here or the image above to learn and see more!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

11 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

*Video Medley* - Our Product Q&A Series plus Meet Sheri!

11 months ago

What about Mold & Pests? 🤔 Trella Tech's Q&A Series

The Q: What about Mold & Pests? 


The A: Mold & Pests are a major concern for the plant medicine industry, so we took a few steps to help you control this issue. Click here or above to see how Trella tackled this major problem.


Trella Team Member Highlights - Meet Sheri

“This is a really great opportunity.” - Sheri L.

Sheri is a native Rhode Islander who has returned to her home state after bouncing around the globe a bit. From building tennis courts on Cape Cod and the islands, to studying writing with the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Jim Carroll at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Co, to being a language and culture researcher at an international university in Japan for 11 years. Sheri has acquired an eclectic skill set that serves her well in the role of Community Engagement Lead. 

Click here or below to learn more about Sheri!




*Video* Why We #BuildOurOwn - Sometimes You Gotta Pivot!

11 months ago

Why We #BuildOurOwn - Sometimes You Gotta Pivot!

Check out our CEO Aja, as she provides a quick update on Trella Tech's manufacturing process and how COVID 19 caused us to #BuildOurOwn. Click here or the image below for more...



Notice of Funds Disbursement

11 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

Did you miss our BIG Plant reveal?

11 months ago

Indoor Farming with Outdoor Results

Hey Friends,

We wanted to make sure you didn't miss our BIG plant reveal! One of our Instagram followers said it best:

"That plant does not look like an indoor plant. Look at the stem structure and the stalk and the color of the plant!" - Anonymous IG Follower

We grew the below plant in our TrellaGro LST™ Model 6 unit. And yes, this is one plant!

 Now, let's talk maintenance for a plant this size:

In the Trella lab, we defoliate (remove leaves) once every 10-14 days. During the switch to the flowering stage, we do a final, more thorough defoliation and trim branches at the bottom, leaving everything intact on the top of the canopy.

We leave a lot of plant material intact for two reasons: First, we use the low-stress training method (bending and physically maneuvering vs. cutting and trimming). Second, we want to put our enhanced ventilation system to the test to ensure the reduction of micro-climates which can lead to pests and mold. The system is designed to blow air from below upwards into the canopy which promotes health!

For more details on yield, vegetation time, and more please see our updated Product Brochure or check out the NEW Trella Shop to pre-order a model at a discounted price!


Meet Matt - Engineer and Fellow "Cannapreneur"

11 months ago

Trella Team Member Highlights - Matt

“I first experienced cannabis in Colorado. I love running on cannabis— skiing too!" - Matt

Meet Matt Waddell, Trella's Project Design Engineer. At Trella, Matt is responsible for product development and design, as well as special projects. Matt brings a background that ranges from large semiconductor facility design to world-class rally car design engineering. A throughline to his life, Matt's abiding connection with the outdoors has inspired passions, including; environmental activism, cannabis cultivation, photography, distance running, and backcountry skiing with his dogs. When he isn't working with Trella, Matt is hard at work as the founder and CEO of his own cannabis startup! Runner's High® Cannabis is a forthcoming line of exercise energy products that precipitate, enhance, and prolong the natural euphoric experience of "Runner's High" by going to the source, the bodies natural endocannabinoid system. 

Click the video below to learn more about Matt!


Notice of Material Change in Offering

12 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:


Trella Technologies is extending their campaign by 60 days.


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.

And the Winner is...

12 months ago

And the Winner is...Cannabis!

It’s probably not surprising that cannabis has bridged a gap for us this election year!

The team at Trella Technologies has been excitedly prepping for this long-awaited, historical moment and we are ready to celebrate! 

With so many beneficial applications, cannabis as medicine seems to be gaining not just acceptance but popularity, as it has become increasingly difficult to deny that we as a nation need a bit of chill and far more control over our own self-care. 

As a reflection of this evolving mindset, Arizona, South Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, and New Jersey have all passed measures that give marijuana legal status in some form. Seems that folks from coast-to-coast can all agree that it is time to look ahead at what legal access to adult-use and medicinal cannabis can mean for the economy, the job market, civil rights, and our physical and emotional wellbeing.

A few highlights:

  • In Arizona, where medical cannabis is already approved, recreational cannabis will be sold at dispensaries beginning in 2021. At present, home growers are allowed up to six plants, but this could change once the new laws are finalized. 

  • Montana also passed recreational cannabis laws, meaning the current home grow count of 4 plants per adult (8 max per household) could also change. 

  • New Jersey and Mississippi do not currently support legal home growing, but with the new recreational laws that could very well change in the upcoming calendar year. 

  • South Dakota passed BOTH medical and recreational legislation, with legal guidelines to be decided in 2021, including decisions on home grow allowances. What great news for those who have been waiting for the day when growing your own plant medicine would no longer be a crime. Even Ohio is looking to amend its home-grow laws to allow for 6 plants!

But here is the kicker – most legal home grows come with the caveat that they must be in enclosed or indoor spaces. 

This will be a brand new endeavor for many who opt to exercise the privilege whether for personal or commercial use.  Trella is here and ready to help the blue states, the red states, and all in between grow together for a stable, united, and healthy cannabis culture. 

When it comes to choices about one’s own health, there’s clearly no dispute. So let’s hear it for cannabis bringing us closer to each other once again, and please never forget to KEEP GROWING STRONG.

See below for a useful map of current cannabis laws in the US and stay tuned for more on how the TrellaGro LST™ can help you maximize your grow, and stay legal and legit.



Meet Nina! - Trella Team Member Highlights Continues...

12 months ago

Trella Team Member Highlights - Nina

“I love how we are building up to our own values and expectations for ourselves” - Nina H. Operations Manager


Community is key. At Trella, we value our team members and their contributions to our success.

Trella Team Highlights continues...Meet Nina Hrebenko, Trella’s Operations Manager. At Trella, Nina oversees our growing internal and behind-the-scenes projects. With a mixed background in higher ed program management, socio-linguistics, and community herbalism, she’s perfectly positioned to advise on group and ecosystem dynamics. Her passion for community support and the living earth, which is what first brought her to Trella, is creating a path for getting more involved in farm-level soil regeneration and carbon sequestering.

Click the video below to learn more about Nina! 



The Great Indoors Just Got A Lot More Interesting

12 months ago

The Great Indoors Just Got A Lot More Interesting

“Who is TrellaGro LST for?” and “What are the benefits?” 

Hello and Happy Harvest 2020! May your labor be rewarded with bounty enough to keep you well and sustained until next season. You deserve a rest!

While Team Trella spent the last several weeks working hard in the lab, we’ve also enjoyed and learned from time spent with so many of you who generously offered your experiences and insights to help us more fully understand the ongoing and unexpected challenges facing farmers and cultivators. It was not surprising to hear concerns about climate change and how it affects growers in different regions. Growers across the U.S. are facing droughts, and many on the West Coast are also facing losses of livelihood due to the fires that continue to burn as we write this. 

These concerns combined with the general havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on our food and medicine supply chains make for a very uncertain future across the board. They’re also the very reasons many eyes have been opened to indoor farming as a way to control environmental conditions and protect assets. Co-created by an engineer experienced in natural disaster and catastrophe management, TrellaGro LST™ was designed as a proactive response to this inevitable and increasingly necessary pivot toward indoor farming. 

Which brings us to the big questions: “Who is TrellaGro LST for?” and “What are the benefits?” 

Click here or the image below for more!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

12 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year 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

Next Up, Meet Joshua! - Trella Team Member Highlights

about 1 year ago

Trella Team Member Highlights - Joshua

“There’s a major wealth gap in America. My passion is getting people to a different level.”  - Joshua Byrd, Social Media Engagement

We want our supporters to learn more about Team Trella.  And, not just what they do but what drives them.

Meet Joshua Byrd, who handles social media engagement for Trella. Joshua has a few focuses: financial freedom, legacy and impact. As a financial consultant and youth leader, Joshua assists people and their families with building financial houses from the foundation up for financial freedom long term.

Click the image below to learn more about Joshua!



Trella Team Highlights - Jeff B

about 1 year ago

Trella Team Member Highlights

“I'm really impressed with the team”— Jeff Benning, Lead Engineer 

Originality is the key to our team’s success.

We’re not your typical mainstream tech company. We use alternative methods and systems to grow our company and spread awareness. 

Meet Jeff Benning, Lead Engineer at Trella and founder of Designhawk Innovations. He plays a crucial role on the engineering design team for the TrellaGro LST product. Jeff is passionate about working on smart technology and promoting the use of automation. 

Click the image below to learn more about Jeff B!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year 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

Gratitude, Growth & Being Green

about 1 year ago

Gratitude, Growth & Being Green

What a summer it has been here at Trella Technologies. The scorching heat didn’t keep us from pushing along and connecting with so many wonderful supporters throughout our ever-expanding community. This month, we’d like to share some information on our successful fundraising milestones, our upcoming speaking engagement, and the environmentally sustainable manufacturing of units in our own facility using 3D printing.

  • We are so very grateful and proud to announce that we have hit the $200 thousand dollar mark through our Regulation Crowdfunding platform. It is entirely due to the generosity of our investors that we are able to continue our upward momentum in creating technology and community relationships that are so critical to dismantling barriers to food and plant medicines. Thank you and please continue to follow us here and on social media to check out our continuous progress.

  • Join our CEO, Aja Atwood, and The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (@phillyabj) in attending The CannAtlantic Conference (@cannatlanticconference) virtually on Sept. 26. Cannabis legalization is one of the major talking points in Congress and this year's election; now is the perfect time to convene and discuss the state of cannabis legalization in our region and how it will impact our communities heading into 2021. This FREE conference will bring together community leaders, media, business owners, policy makers and entrepreneurs to discuss issues and inequities around legalization efforts along the East Coast. Seven states and Washington, D.C. will present individual state of the state reports to describe the structures of their legal cannabis markets. Come hear Aja speak for the state of Massachusetts! Did we mention it’s FREE??!!

    Head to @cannatlanticconference and www.cannatlantic.co, or click below, to grab a ticket:


  • And finally, 3D printing. How did this come about? Well, we have been really focused on finding the best way to produce super strong products with absolute consideration for the environment and our planet. After a ton of pondering and research, we learned a great deal about how 3D printing and the filaments used can be rather economical and sustainable, helping to reduce waste, pollution and energy during the manufacturing process. Best of all, many filaments can be recycled. See what we learned that helped us to make our final decision and check out our blog article here or the image below.

Thanks to each and every one of you who has found the time and the spirit to contribute to our Trella community. From those who read our newsletter and social media posts to those who have reached out to us or given us time to discuss new ideas. There is so much happening in the world now, and more than anything else, we want you to be safe and well.

Keep Growing Strong,

The Trella Technologies team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 year 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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year 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

Collaborations, SBIR Grant for Research & more

about 1 year ago

Funding Innovation with SBIR Grants

As the team stays busy in the lab, we also wait for word from the U.S. Small Business Administration regarding our SBIR grant application. Click here to read our latest blog post about the SBIR program and how folks like Jared Auclair, PhD, Director of the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory at Northeastern University; Ominique Garner, Co-founder and Manager of A.V. Rose Farm; Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; and Linda Noel, Owner of Terrapin Farm made our application complete. 

Want to see where some of our R&D work will take place if we secure the grant? Check out this video of Trella CEO Aja N. Atwood's recent visit to A.V. Rose farm, one of the oldest black-owned family farms in Massachusetts. We appreciate all the support we've received to make this project a reality.


Speaking of support...

Are you a cannabis cultivator? Do you have opinions on cannabis corporate social and environmental responsibility? One way to support us and the sustainable future we want to see for the cannabis industry is giving us your opinion! 

Approved by UMassDarthmouth IRB, the information from this cannabis corporate social and environmental survey will be used to create educational materials, policy memos, and best practices documents to help guide cannabis businesses to contribute to social justice and environmental sustainability. Thank you for taking 5 minutes of your time to share your practices and opinion!

Click here to take our anonymous survey!

Study Investigators:

Enlighten Your Grow; IG: @climate_resources

Trella; IG: @trellatech

Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC; IG: @cannabiscenterofexcellence

UMass Dartmouth; IG: @umassd


Finally, in cased you missed it...

Our CEO Aja Atwood was recently featured on the Startup Life podcast hosted by Ande Lyons. Ande is a seasoned startup strategist and valued advisor. Click here to listen to their conversation about Aja’s startup journey and how she’s using Regulation Crowdfunding to fund the innovative work being done at Trella Technologies.


Sincerely,

Aja Atwood & the Trella Technologies team

Announcement - Exploring AV Rose Farm to Site Trella R&D Greenhouse

about 1 year ago

Exploring AV Rose Farm to Site Trella R&D Greenhouse

With ubiquitous natural beauty and a hint of the salty waters of Buzzards Bay in the air, one could easily assume that every day is a beautiful day at AV Rose Farm in Rochester, Massachusetts. Trella Technologies cofounder and CEO Aja N. Atwood recently visited the farm to explore the space that will eventually be home to one of Trella’s elite research and development projects.

AV Rose Farm is one of the oldest black-owned family farms in Massachusetts. The 27 acres of farmland are owned and operated by Ominique Garner and Goldie Piff, who are dedicated to sustainable practices that focus on improving the health of the natural environment, not just reducing negative impact. We visited the farm to walk the property and determine the best location for the greenhouse that would be built using the funds received through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, should our SBIR grant application be approved.

Click here or below to watch this brief video to meet Ominique and Goldie and for a look at a farm both rich in history and potential. 


Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Take a Dip With Trella!

over 1 year ago

CAREGIVERS! FARMERS! COMMERCIAL GROWERS! 

Trella Technologies is looking for small and mid-range legal hemp and cannabis growers who are willing to offer their insights as participants in Trella's first grower focus group. The focus group will take place 100% online and requires only 3-5 hours of participation time between July 20 -August 3, 2020.

 

Simply click this link to complete our focus group interest survey before 11pm on Sunday, July 19th, and we'll send you a discount code for use with our friends at Dip Devices as a token of our appreciation! The final selected focus group participants will also be entered into a raffle for some additional discounts, sweet swag bags, and two grand prizes from the Dip Devices product line: the Dipper and EVRI.

 

Sincerely,

Aja Atwood & the Trella Technologies team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

over 1 year 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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Pivoting Together to Support Global Agriculture

over 1 year ago

Pivoting Together to Support Global Agriculture

We’re hearing a lot about and from businesses “pivoting” in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. While some pivoted with altruistic intentions to protect others and keep their workers employed by making hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment (PPE), we all saw – or experienced – ugly instances of price gouging, and even some businesses attempting to commit fraud with false claims on their Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applications. 

Those are not the types of businesses that Trella wants to grow with. 

Since Day 1, Trella Technologies is a mission-driven and solutions-driven business. When we started back in 2016, our original prototype was created to address the global need for farmers to be able to produce maximum crop yields with minimal labor and waste, using environmentally sustainable and energy-reducing techniques. I talk in a recent episode of my Mind Release podcast about the early days of exploring vertical farming and developing Trella to help grow cannabis and fruit. Listen here.

I also share how, due to the recent pandemic and the political environment we’re in now, feel an intensifying sense of urgency to scale Trella to the point where it can provide solutions not just for cannabis but for our global food supply, in a way that doesn’t cause more harm to the earth. 

Our TrellaGro LST™ device technology is positioned to be a solution for land farmers addressing food shortages and food desert communities. It can also provide methods for growing food indoors on naval vessels and railcars en route to remote markets. As the COVID-19 pandemic illustrated, it is not unreasonable to anticipate emergency situations where sea vessels cannot dock for supplies and would need to have the technology and controlled environment to grow food on board. Our technology could also be employed by NASA in trials to uncover new food production methods for spacecraft and space stations!

I’ve long believed that the cannabis industry has the capacity to revive and save the agricultural industry by applying the same excitement, technology and innovation that we’ve put into cannabis. That’s why Trella is accelerating our pivot to help solve the global food supply problem. And as we pivot to focus on fruit production in addition to cannabis, we’re excited to welcome new R&D partners with fruit and produce experience – and alignment with Trella’s values – to the team. 

Speaking of values: We (Trella) are a team of diverse human beings working together towards a common cause. We stand united in the movement towards social and racial justice. We believe, understand, and know that Black Lives Matter and we look forward to working with those in our community who understand this as well.

Are we aligned? Scroll up to learn more! 

Sincerely,

Aja Atwood & the Trella Technologies Team


Trella Cofounder Discusses Innovating for the Future on Different Leaf Podcast

over 1 year ago

Trella Cofounder Discusses Innovating for the Future 

on Different Leaf Podcast

Trella CEO and cofounder Aja N. Atwood was invited to join host Brit Smith on the May 15, 2020 episode of Different Leaf: The Podcast. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and enduring quarantine and self-isolation orders, it was perfect timing to talk about the TrellaGro LST™ and how its inventors combined their knowledge and passions to create a sustainable solution to support the fragile food and marijuana supply chains.

In addition to sharing background on how Trella came to be, including her early startup experiences and attempts to grow cannabis plants in a small space, Aja talked about the importance of a healthy grow environment, including how plants respond to music and small adjustments. Aja also discussed how the TrellaGro LST is being refined to address the implications of accelerated climate change on indoor farming and the resulting disparity of natural food resources that existed in remote and urban areas even before the COVID-19 crisis.

As such, Brit acknowledged the auspicious timing of Trella developing as the world of agriculture and food production adjust to a new normal with cannabis as an essential business. Click here or the image below to hear more about Aja’s challenge to other innovators in cannabis technology to consider how they can use their technology to support the global food supply.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Notice of Material Change in Offering

over 1 year 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.

What's New at Trella & Founder Pitch Live

over 1 year ago

You’re right: things are looking different on Trella Technologies’ StartEngine page! 


In addition to aesthetic changes, we’re excited to share some of the progress we’re making in the lab and in working with our advisors and R&D partners.  

Updates include:

  • Watch an updated time-lapse video of a cannabis plant in the TrellaGro LST Model 6
  • Explore new graphics and images of the grow cycle
  • Learn more about the TrellaGro LST Model 4 and Model 6
  • Determine the right model for you based on new pricing models

And there’s more to come as we continue our work to innovate solutions for the booming indoor farming and cannabis industries. 

For us, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly demonstrated the world’s immense need for automation and sustainable practices in the production of food and medicine, and we are proud and motivated to create innovative solutions for both.  

Looking for more Trella news? Check out our latest video, introducing our newest team member, Eric Beechwood:

In his first appearance, Eric talks about current events like the livestream for Founders Live Boston, updates to our ordering process, and news about our latest round of fundraising.

To RSVP for Livestream - https://lnkd.in/gQtkzvJ

For free Founders Live account - https://lnkd.in/evEyje8

Sincerely,

Aja Atwood & the Trella Technologies team

Trella Talks Sustainability & Cannabis

over 1 year ago

In honor of #EarthDay our CEO, Aja Atwood, sat down with host Mike Markarian, CEO of Contempo Specialty Packaging to discuss a couple of our favorite topics... #Sustainability and #Cannabis

Check out the 2-minute clip at the link below and be sure to follow the podcast, where other cannabis industry leaders and innovators share their ideas on how to make the cannabis industry more sustainable.

https://podcasts.apple.com/…/aja-atwood-from-…/id1507458031…


Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Sustainability for Longevity - Trella's Latest Blog

over 1 year ago

At Trella, we live and breathe the “sustainability for longevity” perspective. Sure, we’re engineers and tinkerers who love to get our hands dirty in the lab, but sustainability and proactive problem solving for the longevity of our planet and humankind is at the core of what Trella does.

Our heightened sense of urgency to innovate sustainable solutions for the indoor farming industry arose from our CEO Aja N. Atwood’s experience evaluating buildings and equipment after natural disasters. She learned first-hand the vulnerabilities our food supply chain faces – and yes, the marijuana supply chain – as hurricanes, hail storms, floods, tornados and other natural catastrophes increase in both frequency and power. 

So, when we endeavored to create a sustainable solution to indoor farming, sustainability was the north star for each step of the TrellaGro LST™ process from concept to manufacturing and operation of the prototypes. Now, we're helping growers grow tall plants in small spaces with temperature, humidity and CO2 sensors connected to the TrellaGro LST™ app, and diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors with sustainable, automated plant-training robotics.

Urban and indoor farming are the future, but traditional farming methods and tools won’t always translate – or survive – from the field to the indoor farm. Diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors, and reducing both the energy used to grow the plants and waste produced during and post-cultivation, is how Trella Technologies is applying our skill set as engineers and scientists to enable sustainability for the long term. 

On Earth Day 2020, we invite you to learn more about our flagship invention, the TrellaGro LST Model 4 and Model 6, and welcome you to invest in our energy-efficient solution for the indoor farming industry. 

Trella Named "Key Company" in 2020 Report

over 1 year ago

Trella Named "Key Company" in 2020 Report

Yesterday, ScienceIn.Me published a report listing key players in the Global Cannabis Cultivation Industry 🌍

We are honored to be included alongside recognized industry leaders such as Aphria Inc. Cresco Labs and Cronos Group 💚

Trella Technologies is a "growing" company that is driven to provide meaningful solutions to the issues faced by our indoor farming community 🌱

As we continue to build and grow, our outlook on the future is one of optimism, determination, and connection 💫

Gratefully,

Aja N. Atwood + Andres "Dre" Chamorro III

Trella Talks Coronavirus - Our Latest Blog

over 1 year ago

Trella Talks Coronavirus

The entire world has been forced to change their lives in the wake of Coronavirus. From individuals to businesses to governments, we’re all making adjustments, and Trella is no different.  So what are we doing in response to Covid-19 and beyond?

Our People:

Trella Technologies is a nimble and lean startup with engineers, designers, and most of our operational team working remotely, so we were ready for our team to go 100% remote last month. We have all been settled into our home offices, video chatting regularly, and probably sharing a few more plant pics than normal.

The biggest impact we have felt to our planning and schedules has been the cancellation of so many industry events. Interacting directly with cultivators, innovators, and industry professionals is a valuable resource for learning their needs. There are many ways we can shift these conversations to a digital platform and we are excited to continue sharing what we learn.

One exciting change for us was hiring a social media marketing manager. We had already initiated the search in February, but for safety’s sake, in-person meetings were not going to happen. After a digital application, video interviews, and online document signing (Technology to the rescue!), we’re excited to welcome Eric Beechwood to Team Trella! We’re grateful and proud to be in a position to grow and be a job creator even in unsettling times. 


Our Product:

Manufacturing production hasn’t been affected but we currently anticipate a 2-3 month pushback on unit delivery to allow for more time for our Elite R&D Partners to revamp their operations. We also had to reschedule site visits to our R&D partners, which were slated for Late April/May. The health and safety of our R&D partners and staff is paramount to us, and we will keep everyone posted with any relevant production updates.


Our Purpose:

In this haze of uncertainty, heartbreak, and other unprecedented challenges, we at Trella can’t help but see the silver linings and feel a renewed sense of purpose. Since day one we’ve been on a mission to revolutionize indoor farming, and COVID-19 has made it clearer than ever that we must address food insecurity, particularly in urban and infertile regions. The need to be sustainable in all facets of what we do, from sourcing materials, to energy use, to nurturing employees, drives our decision making. Now more than ever, Trella is focusing on the Future! 

So while the world shares this collective pause to life as we knew it,  Team Trella will continue innovating solutions for cultivators, collaborating with talented R&D partners, and raising the capital needed to bring our innovations and initiatives to fruition. 

Fundraising itself has seen a shift across the industry, with conventional sources of capital like V.C. and angel investors disappearing. This has proven that our decision to use Regulation Crowdfunding was prudent.

We look forward to coming out of this pandemic stronger than we were going into it, and empowering others to achieve the same. Be sure to check back regularly or follow us on social media to stay updated.


Gratefully,

Aja N. Atwood + Andres "Dre" Chamorro III

Notice of Material Change in Offering

over 1 year 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:


Trella provided updated financials and campaign page.


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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Notice of Material Change in Offering

over 1 year 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.

Team Trella Nominated for Two NECANN Community Awards

over 1 year ago

Team Trella Nominated for Two NECANN Community Awards

We’re proud to share that Team Trella has been nominated for two awards, and we need your help to win!

After pitching at SXSW in Austin, we’re heading over to the NECANN Community Awards in Boston, MA. This 2nd annual awards ceremony is happening on March 20th at the 6th annual New England Cannabis Convention. Please support us in the following categories:

  • Best Cannabis Innovation (TrellaGro LST)
  • New England Cannabis Business Leader of the Year (Aja Atwood, CEO of Trella Technologies)

Click here or on the image below to Vote, and we appreciate your support!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year 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

Out of 900+ applicants Trella Tech headed to SXSW Pitch 2020!

over 1 year ago

 Trella Technologies Announced As An Alternate In 2020 SXSW Pitch

Trella Technologies to showcase TrellaGro LST in the Innovative World Technologies category!


BOURNE, MA — January 22, 2020 — Trella Technologies,  a minority- and women-owned company focused on energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, was selected as a finalist in the Innovative World Technologies category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator). 


SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 13 - 22, 2020) Startups Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, Trella Technologies was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.


The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2020 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 15, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored. 


SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Consumer Technology & CPG, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health, Wearables & Wellbeing, Innovative World Technologies, Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics, and Social & Culture. 

 

Trella Technologies will have a chance to compete during a one-minute pitch among two other companies in the Innovative World Technologies category on March 14th


 “We’re so thrilled to be chosen and grateful for the opportunity, especially to be included in the Innovative World Technologies category! This is the perfect category for our technology as it’s the first of its kind. It also resonates with our company’s mission to provide sustainable solutions for the indoor farmers on a global scale.” – Aja Atwood, CEO of Trella Technologies


For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: sxsw.com/pitch. 

 

 

Trella's Elite 5 R&D Partnership Program Launch

over 1 year ago

Trella's Elite 5 R&D Partnership Program Launch

Our goal is to transform the cultivation experience so growers can make educated, data-backed decisions throughout the operational cycle. That’s why we’ve developed Trella's Elite 5 Research & Development Partnership Project. With our two inaugural initiatives, the Operational Sustainability Research Initiative and the Mother Plant Health Initiative, we seek to partner with cultivators to gather the data necessary not only to improve our product offering but to contribute to the much-needed research being done throughout the cannabis industry.

We're currently working with several candidates (indoor commercial cannabis cultivators) throughout the US! Please take a look at our brochure below and feel free to spread the word!


Innovation, Protected

almost 2 years ago

True innovation requires protection. That’s why we are proud to be working with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, one of the top Intellectual Property law firms both nationally and regionally. 

They have been recognized by U.S. News Best Lawyers® as "Best Law Firm" for Patent Law and Trademark Law for seven years in a row! Check out the latest announcement here.

We value our intellectual property, and with their support, we completed a thorough prior-art search before filing our patent application and with their help we are patent-pending in the US and internationally. For more information on Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds and recent news, please click here.

What fueled our progress in 2019? The words of GW Carver (2019 Year End Review)

almost 2 years ago

What fueled our progress in 2019? The words of GW Carver

2019 Year End Review

A very wise man and inspiration behind the work we do, George Washington Carver, said:

“Start where you are, with what you have.
Make something of it and never be satisfied.”

These are words Trella Technologies has continued to live by throughout 2019 as our little invention, borne from the frustration of growing cannabis inside a small room in our cofounder’s basement just a couple years ago, evolved into its sixth prototype and won top prize at a prestigious university startup competition.

Now, with 2020 around the corner, we’re proud, thrilled and grateful to share some highlights from 2019, and to pledge to continue to live by Mr. Carver’s words to bring our revolutionary technology to commercial and individual growers who want to maximize their yield through automation and sustainable technology.

Take a look at a few highlights from 2019:

Thank you for being a part of this journey to revolutionize indoor farming through sustainable technology solutions. Whether as a fan, friend, investor or the countless specialists who’ve offered their feedback and guidance to get us to our 6th design we are grateful for you and wish you enduring health and happiness in 2020. As a result of 2019, we're now developing Research and Development Partnerships with commercial cultivators throughout the US!

Look out for some unexpected updates and thought-provoking events with Trella in 2020!

Gratefully,

Aja N. Atwood + Andres "Dre" Chamorro III


Notice of Funds Disbursement

almost 2 years 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

Notice of Material Change in Offering

almost 2 years 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.

Aja's Podcast Takeover: The Cannabis & Climate Connection

almost 2 years ago

The Cannabis & Climate Connection- Podcast Takeover!

Aja takes over The CannaMom Show for her first podcast focused on cannabis and our climate.

On today's show, Aja, CEO of Trella Technologies is using her platform to introduce Noni Goldman, CEO of  Four Trees Management Co.  Noni is an experienced large-scale cultivator and cannabis advocate. As CEO of Four Trees Management Co., Noni and her team work internationally with cultivators of all sizes to get up and running fast and scaling rapidly. Four Trees has won two back-to-back New England Harvest Cups for Best Indoor Flower with their strain Davy Jones and will be opening a Tier 1 Cultivation and Adult-Use Factory Store in Holyoke Summer 2020. Check out the episode here or click the image below:

It's here! Trella's New Time-lapse Video

almost 2 years ago

Training tall plants to grow indoors with TrellaGro LST™

Check out our latest time-lapse video to see how we grow tall plants indoors using automated plant-training robotics!

To learn more about our grow trial results, click this link to get our product brochure sent straight to your inbox!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

almost 2 years 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 Wins $10,000 Prize at BU Startup Competition!

almost 2 years ago

Trella Technologies Wins Cannabis Startup Competition! 

You may remember we sent out an update last month with the news that Trella Technologies made it to the finals of Boston University's third annual Cannabis Start-Up Competition in partnership with Green Lion Partners. 

We're thrilled to share that Trella took home the top prize....including a $10,000 check!

We also thank our new teammates, Green Lion Partners and all the key players who made the event happen: the BUild Lab at Innovate@BU for hosting the competition; past winners Cannabis Community Care & Research Network and Mary's List; event speakers from the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC) and the UMass Boston chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP); and competition judges Kim Napoli, Peter Bleyleben and Jaime Lewis.

We believe the community is important.

It's in our pitch, and all of us at Trella believe this strongly. We won't let this win get to our heads - we want the cannabis community in MA and the United States to thrive, and we know the only way to get there is for small businesses like ours to promote other entrepreneurs shaping the industry. This way, we can all benefit from the legalization and availability of cannabis plant. With that in mind, huge props and thanks to fellow finalists PhenoXpress, The Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency (SMART), Boundless Robotics, and Waev. Please check them out!

What's next for Trella?

A cash prize is an incredible win, and we plan to put it towards getting TrellaGro LST units in our customers' hands. We see this as more than a cash prize - it's an opportunity to build effective and progressive relationships. Trella is most looking forward to our work with the team over at Green Lion Partners, which will help us make smart moves and get the word about Trella out into the world.

The future is bright for Trella Technologies thanks to you, our supporters, throughout this journey!

Missed the pitch on social media? 

Watch it here:



Boston University Names Trella a Finalist in Cannabis Startup Competition

almost 2 years ago

Boston University Names Trella a Finalist in Cannabis Startup Competition

Innovate@BU and Green Lion Partners to select Cannabis Start-Up Competition winner on November 7

We made it to the finals! This week Boston University announced the five finalists for its 2019 Cannabis Start-Up Competition in partnership with Green Lion Partners, and Trella is on the list! The winner will receive a $10,000 prize in addition to consulting from Green Lion Partners. The winner will be selected after we and the other four finalists deliver our pitches to a panel of judges on November 7. The event takes place at BU’s Questrom School of Business and is open to the public, so if you're local please come check it out! Click here for more information and to register to attend.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

almost 2 years 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

Get the details with Trella's New Product Brochure!

about 2 years ago

Get the details with Trella's New Product Brochure!

If you've been following Trella lately, you've seen that we opened our online shop recently. We couldn't have gotten this far without all of your support - thank you! We're so excited to get our horizontal plant training units in the hands of other growers who would benefit from this valuable, automated technology.


With pre-orders now open, we want to make sure that everyone who is interested in ordering can do so in time for us to assemble and deliver them this summer. That's why we have also released a new product brochure, which lays out all the info growers need to know about what they to expect when they invest in their grow with a TrellaGro LST™ unit.  Click here or below to check it out for yourself:


Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 years 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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 years 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

Shop is open!

about 2 years ago


Let the revolution begin! 

TrellaGro LST now available for purchase in two models

Trella Technologies LLC is thrilled to share that the Trella Store is now open! Commercial cultivators and home growers alike can now purchase the TrellaGro LST™ Model 4 and Model 6 units at a deeply discounted price, and get ready for a unique, interactive delivery event in summer 2020.


Two options available: Model 4 and Model 6

The TrellaGro LST Model 4 is our more compact version, best suited for tight areas or stacked farming. The TrellaGro LST Model 6 is made for commercial cultivators or those with a bit more space to let their plants grow even taller, horizontally. Discounted pricing is available for those interested in purchasing two or more units and US Veterans.


Delivery in Spring 2020… but not just any delivery!

All pre-orders will come fully assembled and delivered for pick-up at interactive events in Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois and Oklahoma in summer 2020. These delivery events will connect customers with the creators of the TrellaGro LST for tips and education on how to use the TrellaGro LST, and provide a fun environment to connect with other growers and helpful local resources to make that first horizontal grow a success. Alternative delivery options are available for those not able to attend the launch events.


Visit the Trella Store today!

World’s first and only automated horizontal plant-training system almost ready for purchase!

about 2 years ago


World’s first and only automated horizontal plant-training system almost ready for purchase!

TrellaGro LST™ pre-order countdown ticks on as inventors plan multi-city launch events

This is big: The TrellaGro LST™ pre-order sale starts on Monday, September 30, 2019 with the opening of the Trella Store!. A limited number of the TrellaGro LST Models 4 and 6 will be available for online purchase at a deeply discounted price and with access to a very special multistate delivery experience. 

All pre-orders will be fully assembled and delivered at interactive events for growers in or near Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois and Oklahoma in summer 2020. These fun, interactive events will connect customers with the Trella cofounders and inventors, Andres “Dre” Chamorro III and Aja N. Atwood, for tips and education on how to use the TrellaGro LST™. In addition to one-on-one consulting with the people who created the world’s first automated horizontal plant-training device, new owners of the TrellaGro LST™ will get connected with other growers and helpful local resources to make that first horizontal grow a success. Alternative delivery options will be available for those not able to attend the launch events.


Please visit the Trella Store online and enter your email to stay informed about pricing, discounts, events, and to get access when the shop opens. Then, lock in your order early on September 30 to be among the first growers to pioneer sustainable, automated, horizontal plant training -- wherever you want! 



The Future of Indoor Farming - Aja discusses growing trees indoors and more

about 2 years ago

TrellaGro LST™ - The Future of Indoor Farming

Trella's Mission to Grow Trees Indoors and Food on Mars

Got a couple of minutes? Click here or the image below to check out this short clip. to watch Trella's CEO Aja Atwood as she shares Trella's mission to enable farmers to grow what they want, where they want. 

Courtesy of  Innovation Showcase with host Jay Sugarman of NewsTV.


Trella Technologies releases new video to prepare for product launch!

about 2 years ago

Trella Technologies releases new video to prepare for product launch!

Watch our new Version 6 design in action!

"How does TrellaGro LST™ work?" is one of the main questions we receive from our fans and followers online. So, we created a brief animation video to show how our latest V6 model automatically trains a plant to grow horizontally. To see it in action, click here or the image below, and stay tuned for more announcements as we prepare for our product launch this Fall. Stay tuned!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 years 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 Technologies Releases New Image of TrellaGro LST™

about 2 years ago

Trella Technologies Releases New Image of TrellaGro LST™

Trella Technologies is making moves!


We recently started transitioning to a new Facebook page where you can see the latest images and videos of the TrellaGro LST™. We also updated our design based on the feedback we received from the growing community! Check out the new design below, and stay tuned as we prepare for our product launch!



Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 years 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.

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

about 2 years 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

about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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 cofounder to present about crowdfunding & cannabis

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

Business Magazine Features TrellaGro LST on its May 2019 Cover

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years 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

Show More Updates End of Updates

Comments ({{profileCtrl.startup.comments_count}} total)

{{profileCtrl.newComment.body.length}}/2500
Please sign in to post a comment.
Please use Updates for communications.
{{ profileCtrl.commentsLoading ? 'Loading...' : 'Show More Comments' }}