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The Silicon Valley category covers all posts that look specifically at different features and values of Silicon Valley and its eco-system

Western Growers Partners with Agritech New Zealand to Connect Global AgTech Markets

I’m delighted to able to announce that Agritech New Zealand has signed a significant partnership agreement with Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America. The agreement addresses some of the significant challenges that New Zealand agritech companies have faced when entering the US market. Where to land? Who to speak to? How to validate tech in-market [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Meet the 30+ New Zealand agritech delegates about to make history

In less than 3 weeks, 30+ New Zealand agritech delegates will be joining the 2018 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference. This will be the third year that Wharf42 has helped facilitate the event, together with our partners Silicon Valley Forum, Callaghan Innovation & NZTE. When we first embarked on developing the program back in 2015, we could not [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Join the 30+ kiwis attending next month’s 2018 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program

Once again, Wharf42 is delighted to be working with Callaghan Innovation & our partner, Silicon Valley Forum, to enable New Zealand agritech entrepreneurs meet and engage with Silicon Valley’s vast agritech ecosystem. Next month, we will be visiting different agritech hubs in the San Francisco Bay area, San Jose, Salinas and Fresno as we connect with innovators, investors and some [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Lessons learnt in Salinas, Monterey Bay

Last week, I had the opportunity to represent Agritech New Zealand at two major agtech events in the San Francisco Bay area: The Mixing Bowl IT Food conference in the city and the Forbes Live AgTech Summit in Salinas, Monterey Bay. In Salinas, I was joined by about 600 other agri innovators, agribusinesses and agri investors. It was good to [...]

By |July 6th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

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

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 vast innovation ecosystem. As one who has spent a considerable time living and working in the Valley, I know just [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

Silicon Valley is coming to Farming2020!

Yesterday, I flew back into Tauranga following the amazing 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference that took place last week. For the second year running, the Kiwi delegation was the standout team. Multiple discussions were, and are, taking place right now with both US and international agribusiness players. The financial benefit to the individual Kiwi AgTech companies involved [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

The Kiwis have landed. Let the Silicon Valley AgTech Program begin!

It’s great to be back in San Francisco. I’m joining the 20+ New Zealand participants for the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference. It’s a four-day event and it’s going to be a blast. We’ve lined up a number of exciting presentations, meetings and receptions with our partners, Silicon Valley Forum, that will enable the Kiwi delegation to [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Silicon Valley|5 Comments

Ambassador Tim Groser to Join the NZ AgTech delegation in Silicon Valley

I’m delighted to confirm that New Zealand’s Ambassador to the USA, Tim Groser, intends to join the New Zealand delegation attending the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference, in early April. Ambassador Groser is looking to visit San Francisco from 2 – 4 April. This will take in the Kiwi delegation welcome party on Sunday 2 April and [...]

By |February 26th, 2017|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Have you signed up for the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference?

The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference is now just two months away. (3-6 April). It’s time to sign up and start to prepare for the some of the amazing opportunities that this year’s Program offers. Salinas Valley - The Salad Bowl of America Firstly, the Program. This year’s Program has been expanded to include content [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

Techweek AKL 2016: The Secrets of Silicon Valley

It's exactly 12 months ago that Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures and Adiba Barney, CEO of SVForum visited New Zealand as guests of Wharf42. During the week, audiences in Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch & Auckland heard Bill & Adiba talk about different aspects of Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship & investing. During Techweek AKL 2016, which starts in earnest today, [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Silicon Valley|0 Comments