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

Fonterra and LIC launch Agrigate

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

On Friday, I attended the launch of the Agrigate Data Platform. It is an exciting new joint venture between Fonterra and the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). It was great to see New Zealand’s two largest dairy co-operatives working together to [...]

Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 – The Latest Status Update

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Applications to enter the Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 event have been arriving ever since the initiative was first announced last Wednesday. Wharf42 would like to thank its friends at New Zealand’s AgTech Accelerator, Sprout, Callaghan Innovation & NZVIF for [...]

LIC Innovation Farm to host Farming2020

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Drones, robotic technologies, and automated on-farm sensors – they’re all on display near Hamilton, as LIC’s Innovation Farm plays host to the agricultural showcase ‘Farming2020’. Farming 2020 is among the signature events included as part of an inaugural three-day event, [...]

Are you ready to engage with Fonterra? Introducing Activate 2.0.

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 Terms and Conditions Wharf42 is delighted to be working with the team at Fonterra’s Farm Source, to assist with the launch of Fonterra’s Farm Source initiative, Activate 2.0 Fonterra Farm Source: Sponsoring [...]

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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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