Rethink Events, hosts of San Francisco’s upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, together with Royse AgTech Innovation Network, are delighted to announce the twelve companies selected to pitch their ag and food-tech solutions to local VCs at the newly launched “World Agri-Tech Demo Day”.
The Demo Day, taking place on March 27, offers an opportunity to very early-stage, pre-revenue companies with exciting solutions in sustainable agriculture, farm management, animal health and food processing to showcase their solutions to potential investors.
The company judged to make the best pitch will be invited to present at the main World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, taking place the following day, which attracts more than 500 agribusiness leaders from around the globe.
Selected from dozens of applicants, the winning twelve companies are:
3Bar Biologics: A sustainable microbe inoculant system that helps farmers increase crop yield
Aurovant: Using satellite and drone imagery to provide an exact prescription of nitrogen fertilization needs
EnduraBio: A platform for salt tolerance in crop plants allowing higher growth and yields from crops
Evja: A Decision Support System using sensors, weather data and predictive models
Foodfully: Software and hardware to eliminate food waste in both household and commercial environments
Genoverde: Plant-based gene technologies to increase agricultural yield through enhanced CO2 sequestration
InnovaNutra: All natural ingredient formulations to improve shelf-life of food ingredients without preservatives
Mazen Animal Health: Oral vaccines in an efficient, cost-effective system that eliminates the need for refrigeration
Mimetics: Bio-computation technology offering the ability to directly infer the Gene Regulatory Networks (GRNs) from standard time series RNA-seq data
Montage for Ag: Farm management software to improve operations and increase yield
Phyto Synthetix: Supplemental lighting technology to increase greenhouses crop production profitability
Wisran: Measuring live the activities costs for farmers to improve profits
“The goal of the Demo Day is to identify a new wave of start-ups with big ideas that can disrupt the way we grow, harvest, create and deliver our food,” said Jennie Moss, Founder of Rethink Events. “We also want to enable more start-ups to participate in the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit where these companies can meet the investors, accelerators and partners who can help take their products to market.”
“AgTech is the newest big thing in Silicon Valley” said Roger Royse, founder of the Royse Law Firm and the Royse AgTech Innovation Network. “The past five years have seen the Silicon Valley innovation engine applying its resources to solving the problems of food production. California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer, and is also the headquarters of one fourth of the nation’s VC investment and much of its technology, creating a perfect storm for innovation in ag.”
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit runs from March 28-29 2017 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. For the full program, including speakers and sponsors, visit www.worldagritechusa.com.
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About Rethink Events
UK-based Rethink Events organizes world-renowned business summits for entrepreneurs and investors in sustainable food, agriculture, energy and water. For more information about Rethink visit www.rethinkevents.com
About Royse AgTech Innovation Network
The Royse AgTech Innovation Network hosts conferences, demo days, and private events opportunities for companies, investors, & customers devoted to using AgTech and FoodTech solutions. www.royseagtech.com