Check out some of our 2017 initiatives

Investing in WNT Ventures
Investing in WNT Ventures
Wharf42 is a co-founder of WNT Ventures, the investor of choice for many New Zealand researchers, CRI’s, universities and privately owned organisations and corporations
The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Program
The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Program
Wharf42 is delighted to be taking a group of Kiwi AgTech participants to the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference in April
Organising Techweek 17's Farming2020
Organising Techweek 17's Farming2020
Farming2020 is New Zealand’s Techweek 17 signature AgTech event in May. Initiated and organised by Wharf42

2017: Kiwi AgTech takes centre stage

Over the past two years, Wharf42 has established significant partnerships to support and accelerate the growth of New Zealand’s rapidly emerging AgTech ecosystem.

In Silicon Valley, we are a Plug and Play Tech Center International Partner and a Global Outreach Partner of Silicon Valley Forum. We host the Wharf42 Meteoroid Program at the Plug and Play offices in Sunnyvale, CA.

In New Zealand, we support the commercialisation of complex research and IP from our Universities, Crown Research Institutes & the private sector, via WNT Ventures. A co-founder of WNT, we work with our Silicon Valley networks to provide some of the key global connectivity that will be necessary to scale and accelerate WNT’s investment opportunities.

In 2016, we initiated the first Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference with our Valley partner, Silicon Valley Forum. With our extensive contacts within the Silicon Valley AgTech start-up and investor ecosystem, we support New Zealand’s growing AgTech community connect and engage with both its Valley and wider North America market peers.

In April this year, we are once again supporting a large group of Kiwi AgTech participants take part in the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference.

The following month, we are hosting Farming2020, a signature event for Techweek17. You can find out more details about this event and other exciting AgTech initiative planned for 2017 by visiting this site.

2017: The year when New Zealand’s emerging AgTech sector takes centre stage.

  • Wharf42 is a co-founder of WNT Ventures, a leading New Zealand tech-focused incubator
  • Wharf42 is a Plug and Play Tech Center International Partner. Plug and Play is the largest business incubator in Silicon Valley
  • Wharf42’s Meteoroid Program, supporting early stage Kiwi tech companies connect with Silicon Valley, is hosted at Plug and Play
  • Wharf42 is a Global Outreach Partner of Silicon Valley Forum. Silicon Valley Forum is the oldest and largest entrepreneur and investor network in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • In May 2017, Wharf42 is hosting Farming2020, enabling the New Zealand AgTech sector to take centre stage at Techweek17.

Recent Wharf42 Blog Posts

2109, 2017

The AgFunder 2017 Mid-Year Investing Report has been released. Why it matters for New Zealand

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Overnight, AgFunder released its 2017 Mid-Year Investing Report. You can download a free copy from here. It identified that early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase [...]

509, 2017

WNT Ventures is hiring! For a newly created Investment Manager role

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

WNT Ventures is looking to hire a newly created Investment Manager role to be based in New Zealand’s most amazing city, (a little bias perhaps!), Tauranga. WNT Ventures has recently secured commitments from existing and new investors nationally for its Second Fund.  With [...]

2208, 2017

BREAKING: AgTech to take centre stage at Techweek 2018

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

I’m delighted to announce that Wharf42 has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech) to work together to deliver the major Food & AgTech ‘Hero Event’ for Techweek 2018. In May this year, Wharf42 [...]

1408, 2017

Venture Centre is growing Tauranga’s innovation ecosystem outreach

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week, Tauranga hosted its inaugural innovation festival, Groundswell. Over seven days, a number of truly inspiring events were held across the city, featuring many of the Bay of Plenty’s leading entrepreneurs and emerging tech businesses, enabling us to celebrate [...]

2407, 2017

Wharf42 & the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center join forces

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the weekend, Wharf42 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center, based in Salinas, CA. The MOU is designed to provide early stage New Zealand AgTech companies with access to the co-working [...]

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Visit the Farming2020 website

Enabling Kiwi AgTech to take centre stage at Techweek 17. Visit http://www.farming2020.nz

Do you want to exhibit at Farming2020?

If you want to exhibit at Farming2020 and demonstrate your digital AgTech solution, visit www.farming2020.nz

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