Erica Riel-Carden is an AgTech and FoodTech Attorney at the Royse Law Legal Incubator, an award winning program that helps lawyers launch their own law practices. She advises AgTech and FoodTech startups as they enter the U.S. market with IP strategies, early stage financings, entity formation, corporate governance, and compliance. As a previous grower, she uses her in-depth knowledge of the food system to leverage new opportunities for both startups and investors. She regularly sits on industry panels and gives presentations on the ag market as a mentor of the Royse Law AgTech Innovation Network. Before law school, Ms. Riel-Carden grew wholesale Ericaceous flowers in Northern Ohio. She has a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Agriculture from The Ohio State University.