The 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program
Wharf42 is pleased, once again, to be working with the team at Silicon Valley Forum to help build the program for the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program, as a Global Outreach Partner. The program is scheduled to take place from 3 – 7 April 2017.
This 2017 initiative follows the successful conclusion of the 2016 Silicon Valley Forum AgTech Immersion Program and Conference which attracted over 25 New Zealand AgTech companies. The 2017 version will include visits to key AgTech ecosystem players in both Fresno and Sacramento. The program will enable its participants to meet and engage with regional AgTech innovators and investors to build long-term relationships.
The 2017 Program will address one of the key issues facing Kiwi AgTech entrepreneurs that the 2016 program highlighted. Access to capital and the ability to scale. AgTech investing will be the major theme of the program with New Zealand AgTech companies having the opportunity to pitch for investment from highly qualified US AgTech investors and funds. Additionally, a program of 1-2-1 meetings will be organised to ensure that Kiwi businesses can spend time with potential US investors and business partners they have identified.
Why You Should Attend
- Meet and network with other great Kiwi AgTech businesses & entrepreneurs
- Learn about the rapidly growing Silicon Valley AgTech ecosystem
- Connect and engage with major US-based AgTech investors & funds
- Pitch for capital to help scale your business for global growth
- Build lasting business relationships with new potential partners
What 2016 Program Participants Said
The 2016 3-Day Immersion Program provided a brilliant insight into how to scale a global business. I set about re-assessing our own company’s approach to going global as soon as I returned to New Zealand
Meeting so many great Kiwi AgTech entrepreneurs and businesses ‘on the bus’ was one of my biggest takeaways. I have contacted a number of them since getting back to NZ to help build my own business
The Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program was an amazing eye-opener. It made me realise just how well we compete on the technology, but just how far behing New Zealand is in terms of access to capital and the ability to scale.