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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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Latest Grower Trial Network Session Attracts 20 Farmers

by sthara Communications Manager, Western Growers

Posted on August 04, 2020 04:18 PM

On August 4, 2020, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) connected agtech companies SWIIM Systems and KipTraq with nearly 20 farmers across California to provide invaluable feedback on their technologies.

The event was part of WGCIT’s Grower Trial Network – an initiative created to connect growers with agtech startups in an effort to accelerate trial and adoption of agricultural technologies. During this Grower Trail Network session, SWIIM Systems and KipTraq had an opportunity to present their companies as well as translate feedback from growers to refine their technologies.

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