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Calling all NZ AgTech Entrepreneurs: Enter today!

Calling all NZ AgTech entrepreneurs! I have just received a call from James at the NZ Innovation Council, asking me to reach out to the New Zealand AgTech community to help promote the 2017 NZ Innovation Awards and the Innovation in Agribusiness and Environment category. I needed no encouragement. The NZ Innovation Awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Fieldays 2017: A Time to Celebrate New Zealand AgTech

This week, New Zealand hosts the southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural show. Jacqui and I will be joining the more than 130,000 others, expected to attend 2017 National Fieldays . It's four days of high-profile AgTech goodness. Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural show Fieldays really is a show for everyone. With its tractor pulling competitions, wood chopping, [...]

By |June 11th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: ALL 28 VIDEOS ONLINE: The 2017 Farming2020 Video Collection is published

Wharf42 is delighted to publish all 28 videos that captured so much amazing New Zealand AgTech content at this month’s Farming2020 event. As I have said many times before, Farming2020 was not a three-day event. Timed to coincide with New Zealand’s Techweek17, it has been designed as a platform to help build and promote New Zealand’s emerging AgTech sector. The [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

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

Farming2020 – Free exhibitor space available to NZ AgTech startups. Apply here

At Wharf42, we are gearing up for what is one of Techweek 2017’s premier innovation events – Farming2020. Farming2020 is being hosted at the LIC Innovation Farm, located just outside Hamilton and runs from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th May. This three-day event includes an Exhibition Marquee, where some of New Zealand’s most innovative AgTech startups and emerging businesses will [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Farming2020|0 Comments

Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 – The Latest Status Update

Applications to enter the Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 event have been arriving ever since the initiative was first announced last Wednesday. Wharf42 would like to thank its friends at New Zealand’s AgTech Accelerator, Sprout, Callaghan Innovation & NZVIF for helping spread the word. Awesome work guys. Plus of course the amazing team at Fonterra Farm Source who are putting [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|AgTech|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

WNT Ventures invests in AgTech start-up, HelixID

Tauranga-based technology incubator, WNT Ventures, has invested into HelixID. HelixID is a Kiwi AgTech start-up developing a ground-breaking wearable technology platform for cows. New Zealand dairy cows waiting for their HelixID wearable tech The investment gives the management team at WNT, the opportunity to work with HelixID partner, the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), as well as the team [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

Wharf42 announce the launch of the Farming2020 Initiative

It’s with great pleasure (and some relief) that we can finally announce the launch of the Farming2020 initiative. You can learn more by visiting the dedicated website at www.farming2020.nz Earlier this year, New Zealand hosted its first ever Techweek. It was a great 7 days. Techweek 2016 had an Auckland focus (it was funded by ATEED), with over 55 events [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|Farming2020|0 Comments