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

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 sector. Finistere was started in 2005 with Dr. Jerry Caulder and is currently investing from its second fund.  Finistere is [...]

By |March 6th, 2018|Wharf42|0 Comments

BREAKING: AgTech to take centre stage at Techweek 2018

I’m delighted to announce that Wharf42 has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech) to work together to deliver the major Food & AgTech ‘Hero Event’ for Techweek 2018. In May this year, Wharf42 organised Techweek 2017's Farming2020 3-day event. If you want to view some of the 28 amazing presentations that took place [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Wharf42|2 Comments

Wharf42 & the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center join forces

Over the weekend, Wharf42 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center, based in Salinas, CA. The MOU is designed to provide early stage New Zealand AgTech companies with access to the co-working space facility at the Center’s offices in Salinas. This includes access to training and mentorship, monthly seminars, regularly scheduled events [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Wharf42|0 Comments

LIC Innovation Farm to host Farming2020

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, Techweek17, which takes place from Tuesday 9 May. Meet some of the LIC Innovation Farm team Wayne McNee, [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Farming2020, Wharf42|0 Comments

Wharf42 sponsors the Hardware Meetup AKL AgTech event

Wharf42 is delighted to be the main sponsor of Hardware Meetup AKL’s first ever meetup. The event’s theme is AgTech. It takes place on Wednesday 9th November from 5.30pm – 8.30pm at GridAKL, Wynyard Quarter. You can come along, grab a beer and some pizza, meet new people, and we will then talk hardware. Very, very cool hardware. All you [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Wharf42|0 Comments

Meet up with Wharf42 at Fieldays

A quick post as we pack our bags and head off for three days of AgTech goodness during Fieldays in Hamilton. It’s been an interesting few days. On Friday and Saturday, I caught up with a number of great Maori AgTech entrepreneurs and businesses at the Matariki X event in Rotorua. Innovation was its major theme and it is very [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Wharf42|0 Comments

Waikato Media Release: ‘Get the jump on the future of ag-tech’

So you are based in the Waikato or the Bay of Plenty and want to see some of the latest AgTech innovations transforming the way we not only produce our food but also what we eat and drink. Join me. To apply for a free ticket, just click this link http://bit.ly/ceealumnievent This is one event I will not miss! University [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Wharf42|0 Comments

Meet Wharf42 at the 2016 University of Waikato Alumni Event

This perhaps sounds a bit like self-promotion but hey. I am just delighted to have been invited to guest speak at this year’s University of Waikato Alumni Event. It takes place on 5 April. I spent Monday morning going through the event program with Meshweyla Macdonald, Executive Director and Aimee Burness, Leader Development and Administration, at the University of Waikato [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|Wharf42|0 Comments

SVForum’s New Zealand-sponsored 2016 AgTech Conference Agenda Published

I’m delighted to announce that SVForum has published the agenda for the 2016 SVForum AgTech Conference. The Conference takes place in Silicon Valley on Thursday 21 April. Sponsored by Callaghan Innovation and co-organised with Wharf42, the Conference Agenda features a strong New Zealand selection of case studies, keynote speakers and panellists. Over the coming weeks, we will be able to [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Wharf42|6 Comments

Leveraging our key Valley networks and Asia

In my blog post last week, ‘What will Wharf42 be doing in 2016?’, I talked a little bit about what I believe will be our key focus areas of activity for the next twelve months. One very specific area I mentioned was our engagement with potential partners in Asia. For an entity best known for its Silicon Valley roots, that [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Wharf42|0 Comments