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4 Days of Silicon Valley AgTech goodness for just $1295!

It’s official. Online registration is now available for the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program. Working with our partner, Silicon Valley Forum, we are pleased to be able to announce details of the 2017 program. It will take place across the wider San Francisco Bay area from 3 – 6 April. You can view the Program and its contents in [...]

By |October 18th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment

The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program

Working with Silicon Valley Forum, Wharf42 is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program. We are particularly pleased to confirm that Wharf42’s other major Silicon Valley partner, the Plug and Play Tech Center, will be sponsoring and hosting next year’s 1-day AgTech Conference on Thursday 6 April. The 2017 Program runs from Monday 3rd [...]

By |September 13th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Can NZ AgTech leverage the Vietnam opportunity?

I returned from Vietnam on Friday. It was my first visit and it will not be the last. I was keen to learn more about the country and the opportunity it offered New Zealand’s growing AgTech sector. Catching up with Mitchell Pham, founder of Kiwi Connection in Ho Chi Minh city, was a great place to start. You can find [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|AgTech|2 Comments

Plug and Play announce the launch of their AgriFood Tech Platform

On 9th November, Plug and Play will be hosting the launch of its brand new Corporate Innovation Platform – AgriFood Tech. The announcement was first made by Seena Amidi back in April during the 2016 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program visit to the Plug and Play Tech Center. It was one of the highlights of the Kiwi AgTech delegation’s week [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

AgFunder Half Year Report: Time for NZ AgTech to break the glass ceiling?

On Friday, AgFunder released its 2016 mid-year investment report. It coincided with an insightful summary, on AgFunderNews, of the first Sprout AgTech Accelerator program and its outcomes. Hat doffed to James and the team at BCC for the program’s successful first year focus on positive deliverables, as opposed to simple funding outcomes. This should be the measure of success for [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Is New Zealand’s Ag sector ready for the FoodTech revolution?

Two news articles yesterday caught my attention. I hope that New Zealand’s Ag sector was watching. The first related to New Zealand’s very own Sunfed Meats. Sunfed Meats creates meat-free protein options from plants rather than animals. Using clean technology and proprietary IP, the start-up takes protein from plants to make a chunk of meaty protein which tastes, cooks and [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|AgTech|2 Comments

Are you joining the SV AgTech Immersion Program in 2017?

Once again, Wharf42 is working with Klaus and the team at Silicon Valley Forum to develop a major AgTech Immersion Program to Silicon Valley for Kiwi and other global AgTech companies. Mark the date: It will run from 3-7 April 2017. The format for next year’s program includes 3 days of meetings with the Silicon Valley and wider Northern California [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Let’s leverage New Zealand’s ‘hobbits and food’ reputation

At the recent launch of NZTech's 'Digital Nation New Zealand: From Tech Sector to Digital Nation’ report, Steven Joyce, New Zealand Economic Development Minister, said that in his view, Asian investors viewed NZ as "hobbits and food". He went on to say that more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. It was an interesting observation. [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments

Supporting the ASB Bank MAGS Farm Initiative

Last Thursday, Jacqui and I were delighted to be invited to visit the ASB Bank MAGS Farm in Auckland. There, we joined Tim Kay, Director of Advancement, and Peter Thorp, Chairman of the MAGS Foundation, to learn more about some of the significant re-development plans being hatched for the farm. Some history first. The ASB Bank MAGS Farm was originally [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment

The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program: 3-7 April 2017

Wharf42 is delighted to announce that it is once again working with Klaus and the team at SVForum to help build the Program for the 2017 SVForum AgTech Immersion Program. This follows the highly successful 2016 SVForum AgTech Immersion Program and Conference which saw over 25 New Zealand AgTech companies and 4 Kiwi Universities and Crown Research Institutes spend a [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments