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5 things to look out for from New Zealand agritech during 2019

As we settle back into our desks and dust the sand off our jandals, these are 5 things to look out for from New Zealand’s agritech sector in 2019. The ongoing development of Agritech New Zealand. In October, a workshop was held in Auckland to formally define its Purpose. It was attended by the organisation’s Executive Council, representing agritech stakeholders [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|AgTech|0 Comments

Meet the 30+ New Zealand agritech delegates about to make history

In less than 3 weeks, 30+ New Zealand agritech delegates will be joining the 2018 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program & Conference. This will be the third year that Wharf42 has helped facilitate the event, together with our partners Silicon Valley Forum, Callaghan Innovation & NZTE. When we first embarked on developing the program back in 2015, we could not [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Silicon Valley|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

Agritech New Zealand. The eagle has finally landed and what this means for New Zealand’s wider agritech ecosystem

The eagle might have finally landed, but the journey started some 9 months ago. This is the background to that flight. During last April’s 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program which was attended by 23 Kiwi agritech companies and May’s Farming2020 event in Hamilton, a number of stakeholders in New Zealand’s agritech sector shared their thinking about the sector’s overall [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|AgTech|0 Comments

Wharf42 & the Sprout AgriTech Accelerator join forces

Getting early stage New Zealand AgriTech businesses connected to the global market is an important goal for Sprout, New Zealand’s leading AgriTech accelerator. This week, that task has become a whole lot easier. Wharf42 & Sprout have signed a partnership agreement which will provide Sprout alumni businesses with access to Wharf42’s extensive Silicon Valley AgriTech network. Additionally, Wharf42 will become [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

New Zealand AgTech intensifies its focus on the US market

Supporting the commercialisation of New Zealand AgTech is at the heart of much of what Wharf42 does. That task is being much easier by the increasing collaboration we are witnessing between New Zealand government agencies and the wider agribusiness sector. One clear example of this is the intensification of the sector's focus on the massive opportunities being offered in the [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|International|0 Comments

ATTENTION: Kiwi startups. Pitch to Aussie VCs. In New Zealand. Next month.

Some of Australia’s leading venture capitalists are visiting our shores in August. For New Zealand tech startups looking to raise capital, this might be a great opportunity to meet, connect and engage. The visit is being put together by the aptly-named High Expectation and its co-sponsors, Amazon Web Services and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE). You can learn more [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|Corporate Venture|1 Comment

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

Ambassador Tim Groser to Join the NZ AgTech delegation in Silicon Valley

I’m delighted to confirm that New Zealand’s Ambassador to the USA, Tim Groser, intends to join the New Zealand delegation attending the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference, in early April. Ambassador Groser is looking to visit San Francisco from 2 – 4 April. This will take in the Kiwi delegation welcome party on Sunday 2 April and [...]

By |February 26th, 2017|Silicon Valley|0 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