Budding AgTech Entrepreneurs Visit WGCIT
Posted on April 18, 2016 16:16 PM by WGCIT
Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology is again bridging the global agtech gap! Eight entrepreneurs from across Eastern Europe visited the WGCIT on April 11 to glean information about developing their agtech brand. The visitors, who are all founders of early-stage agtech companies, toured Silicon Valley hoping to get guidance on how to help their budding enterprises grow.
“The reality is such that many tech entrepreneurs in Europe are less exposed to business, product and market skills compared to their U.S. counterparts,” said Max Gurvits, director of Cross Border Angels, the investor group that organized the tour. “We are trying to bridge that gap and help them excel in fields they have had less exposure to.”
While touring the Center, the group collaborated with WGCIT Consultant Lisa Dobbins on how their different start-up companies could potentially benefit growers in the United States.
“Entrepreneurs from the Ukraine, Serbia and Albania were all brainstorming ideas on how they can all work amongst themselves and with incubators like the WGCIT to advance the agricultural and technology industries,” said Dobbins.
The newly-established relationship with Eastern European innovators is one of many Western Growers’ efforts to accelerate the global development of technology that will be crucial to solving agriculture’s biggest challenges. The WGCIT has also formed bonds with up-and-coming agtech leaders in Ireland, Switzerland, China, Germany, Philippines and more. Stay tuned to the WGCIT Agtech Blog for updates on our global partnerships.