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'Innovating in Challenging Times' Webinar Series Concludes

by elyons

Posted on October 06, 2020 02:31 PM

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) launched an Innovating in Challenging Times webinar series in April to demonstrate how technological development continues to advance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The weekly series featured entrepreneurs from different agtech startups who shared how the crisis has impacted their company, as well as the creative methods they are implementing to move their business forward. Innovating in Challenging Times broadcasted live every Thursday and was moderated by WGCIT Director Dennis Donohue.


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Exhibition: Highlighting Women Leaders in Ag and AgTech

by elyons

Posted on September 21, 2020 02:44 PM

This fall the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas hosts a special exhibition and film festival


This autumn, the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California, is hosting a special exhibition “From Farms to Incubators: Spotlighting Women Leaders in Food, Farming and AgTech.” The exhibition is the brainchild of Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist, writer for the women’s ag and agtech movement, and founder of From Farms to Incubators. Wu was previously a reporter for The Salinas Californian, where she reported on local government and agriculture.


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Investment Banking Veteran Adam Bergman Shares Capital Raising Insights with WGCIT Startups

by elyons

Posted on August 20, 2020 11:46 AM

On August 17, nearly 20 startups attended a virtual presentation with Adam Bergman, the managing director of EcoTech Capital, to learn about the current capital raising environment for agtech and foodtech companies.

Adam, who is a sustainability executive leader with over 20 years’ investment banking experience, built an industry leading agtech and foodtech investment banking practice, creating a broad ecosystem to help drive adoption of technology and innovation throughout the broad food and agriculture value chain. During the virtual presentation, he shared what he views are the current trends for the ag and food technology ecosystem.

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