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There are just 1 day to go before early bird ticket sales for Techweek18’s headline agritech conference ‘10 billion mouths’ close

It’s perhaps fitting that early bird ticket sales for Techweek18’s headline agritech conference ‘10 billion mouths’ close on 31 March. On Saturday, ’10 billion mouths’ showcase scale-up, Robotics Plus, announced that it had received investment from the ’10 billion mouths’ conference main sponsor, Yamaha Motor Ventures. Two weeks ago, Biolumic, a New Zealand agritech start-up company which uses ultraviolet light to [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|10 billion mouths|0 Comments

Welcoming Fonterra: Sponsor of the ’10 billion mouths’ Start-up Showcase

I’m delighted to confirm that Fonterra is sponsoring the ’10 billion mouths’ Start-up Showcase, Techweek18's headline agritech event, at the ASB Arena in Tauranga on Wednesday 23 May. Agritech start-up businesses from across New Zealand are being invited to apply to join the Showcase. With prominent angel and venture capital investors attending the event, together with representatives from many of [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Techweek'18|0 Comments

The Agritech New Zealand roadshow is coming to Wellington & Auckland.

I’m delighted to be able to confirm the dates and venues for the Agritech New Zealand Wellington and Auckland (CBD) roadshow presentations. Thanks go to NZTE for hosting the Wellington event at their Majestic Centre HQ. You can meet and hear from some of the Agritech New Zealand team and reserve your (free) ticket now by clicking on the Eventbrite [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|AgTech|0 Comments

Fonterra and LIC launch Agrigate

On Friday, I attended the launch of the Agrigate Data Platform. It is an exciting new joint venture between Fonterra and the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). It was great to see New Zealand’s two largest dairy co-operatives working together to bring the Agrigate platform to farmers. The platform’s dashboard aggregates data from multiple sources allowing individual farmers to not only [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|AgTech|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

Are you ready to engage with Fonterra? Introducing Activate 2.0.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 Terms and Conditions Wharf42 is delighted to be working with the team at Fonterra’s Farm Source, to assist with the launch of Fonterra’s Farm Source initiative, Activate 2.0 Fonterra Farm Source: Sponsoring Activate 2.0 Fonterra is seeking to work with innovative partners with solutions that help farmers make the most of [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Can NZ AgTech leverage the Vietnam opportunity?

I returned from Vietnam on Friday. It was my first visit and it will not be the last. I was keen to learn more about the country and the opportunity it offered New Zealand’s growing AgTech sector. Catching up with Mitchell Pham, founder of Kiwi Connection in Ho Chi Minh city, was a great place to start. You can find [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|AgTech|2 Comments

Supporting the ASB Bank MAGS Farm Initiative

Last Thursday, Jacqui and I were delighted to be invited to visit the ASB Bank MAGS Farm in Auckland. There, we joined Tim Kay, Director of Advancement, and Peter Thorp, Chairman of the MAGS Foundation, to learn more about some of the significant re-development plans being hatched for the farm. Some history first. The ASB Bank MAGS Farm was originally [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment