Check out some of our major upcoming 2018 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
Agritech New Zealand is launching in 2018
Agritech New Zealand is launching in 2018
Wharf42 is pleased announce that it has been working with key New Zealand agritech stakeholders to launch this inititaive
10 Billion Mouths
10 Billion Mouths
Check out details of Techweek’18s headline Agritech event at https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/10-billion-mouths-39/ Organised by Wharf42

2017: Kiwi AgriTech takes centre stage

Over the past three years, Wharf42 has established significant partnerships to support and accelerate the growth of New Zealand’s rapidly emerging AgriTech 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 AgriTech community connect and engage with both its Valley and wider North America market peers.

In April this year, we once again supported a large group of Kiwi AgTech participants take part in the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference. Today, we are working with Silicon Valley Forum, NZTE & Callaghan Innovation to co-organise the 2018 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference.

In May this year, we hosted Farming2020, the signature 3-day AgriTech event for Techweek17. Wharf42 has already signed a Partnership Agreement with NZtech to organise Techweek 18’s headline AgriTech & FoodTech event.

In August, Wharf42 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center in Salinas, CA. This provides some very exciting potential opportunities for market access for New Zealand’s AgriTech sector going forward. Expect some big things in 2018.

2017: The year when New Zealand’s emerging AgriTech sector took 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 hosted Farming2020, enabling the New Zealand AgTech sector to take centre stage at Techweek17.
  • Plans are already underway to host an event bigger headline AgriTech & FoodTech event during Techweek18.

Recent Wharf42 Blog Posts

2803, 2018

Have you entered the 2018 Fieldays Innovation Awards?

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Wharf42 is delighted to be a partner of the 2018 Fieldays Innovation Awards. Two weeks ago, Jacqui and I joined Peter Nation, CEO of National Fieldays, and his team at the Grand Hall in Parliament to celebrate the 50th anniversary [...]

2603, 2018

There are just 1 day to go before early bird ticket sales for Techweek18’s headline agritech conference ‘10 billion mouths’ close

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s perhaps fitting that early bird ticket sales for Techweek18’s headline agritech conference ‘10 billion mouths’ close on 31 March. On Saturday, ’10 billion mouths’ showcase scale-up, Robotics Plus, announced that it had received investment from the ’10 billion mouths’ [...]

803, 2018

Welcoming Fonterra: Sponsor of the ’10 billion mouths’ Start-up Showcase

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

I’m delighted to confirm that Fonterra is sponsoring the ’10 billion mouths’ Start-up Showcase, Techweek18's headline agritech event, at the ASB Arena in Tauranga on Wednesday 23 May. Agritech start-up businesses from across New Zealand are being invited to apply [...]

603, 2018

Leading agritech venture capitalist, Arama Kukutai, to present keynote speech at Techweek18’s headline event, ’10 billion mouths’

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

I’m delighted to confirm that leading agritech venture capitalist, Arama Kukutai, is to present the keynote speech at Techweek’18's headline event ’10 billion mouths’.   Arama is a co-founder and Partner at Finistere Ventures a pioneer in the Agriculture and Food technology [...]

2802, 2018

The Agritech New Zealand roadshow is coming to Wellington & Auckland.

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

I’m delighted to be able to confirm the dates and venues for the Agritech New Zealand Wellington and Auckland (CBD) roadshow presentations. Thanks go to NZTE for hosting the Wellington event at their Majestic Centre HQ. You can meet and [...]

2502, 2018

Agritech New Zealand is coming to Tauranga, Hamilton & Palmerston North

February 25th, 2018|0 Comments

The Agritech New Zealand roadshow kicks off this coming Thursday in Tauranga. We are in Hamilton on Tuesday week and then Palmerston North during Central District Fieldays. Supported by NZTE, Callaghan Innovation, NZVIF and some of New Zealand’s major agribusinesses, [...]

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