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

2107, 2017

UPDATE: Meet some of the 28 Aussie VC’s coming to NZ in August

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

On Monday, I published a breaking post about a planned visit by Aussie VCs to New Zealand. At the time, I said that I was surprised that I had not heard more about the visit before then. That’s one hell [...]

1707, 2017

ATTENTION: Kiwi startups. Pitch to Aussie VCs. In New Zealand. Next month.

July 17th, 2017|1 Comment

Some of Australia’s leading venture capitalists are visiting our shores in August. For New Zealand tech startups looking to raise capital, this might be a great opportunity to meet, connect and engage. The visit is being put together by the [...]

1407, 2017

BREAKING: Tauranga’s new $8.42 million Regional Research Institute; Plantech

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

It was great to hear that the Bay of Plenty’s bid for a new Regional Research Institute, centred on horticulture, has been approved by Government. The announcement was made at this morning’s Bay of Connections forum in Rotorua. The Government [...]

1007, 2017

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business is coming to New Zealand

July 10th, 2017|1 Comment

I am delighted to confirm that Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be traveling to New Zealand. When Wharf42 was first established in 2012, it was designed to support early stage New Zealand tech companies engage with Silicon Valley’s [...]

207, 2017

NZ AgTech companies can win a business trip to the UK

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

I have been asked by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) to reach out to the New Zealand AgTech sector to talk a little bit about an opportunity to fly business class to London, courtesy of Qatar Airways; participate [...]

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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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