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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

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

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

VIDEO: Inward AgTech R&D Investment into NZ – with Kjesten Wiig, MBIE

Since my return from April's Silicon Valley Forum AgTech Immersion Program & Conference, I have been talking to a number of Kiwi AgTech companies & investors in Silicon Valley about how we can attract inward investment for significant R&D here. I am not alone. Last year, the New Zealand Government announced a new national strategy to attract more overseas investment [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|Research & Development|0 Comments

Join Wharf42 at the INZBC AgTech Summit – Auckland, 13 June

Following the recent successful Kiwi AgTech Immersion Program and Conference in Silicon Valley, Wharf42 has been approached by the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) to assist build out the program and agenda for the INZBC AgTech Summit. This is taking place on 13 June at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. India New Zealand Business Council AgTech Summit next [...]

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

Meet Wharf42 this week at Central District Field Days

This blog is going to be a little light this week. The Wharf42 team are hitting Central District Field Days in Palmerston North and Manawatu to celebrate New Zealand Agri Investment Week 2016. It’s going to be a week when the team focuses on investment in New Zealand’s Agriculture sector; investment in capital raising, investment in innovation, including sustainability, and [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|AgTech|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

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

The 2016 Meteoroid Program pivots towards AgTech

It was exactly 12 months ago this week that Wharf42 formally launched the Meteoroid Program in Tauranga. You can view some of the highlights of that launch here. The intention then, as now, is to support early stage Kiwi tech companies connect and then engage with Silicon Valley’s vast innovation ecosystem. Since 2011, Wharf42 has established strong networks in the [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Meteoroid|0 Comments

Wharf42 – Our Review of 2015

As we approach the end of 2015, it’s time to reflect on a fascinating and energising 12 months. In some ways though, it is what I cannot say, that makes 2016 potentially the much more exciting of the two years. More of that to come in the ‘Our Preview of 2016’ post. Today, the focus is on the year just [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Wharf42|1 Comment