Western Growers Partners with Agritech New Zealand to Connect Global AgTech Markets

I’m delighted to able to announce that Agritech New Zealand has signed a significant partnership agreement with Western Growers, the largest producers of fresh produce in North America. The agreement addresses some of the significant challenges that New Zealand agritech companies have faced when entering the US market. Where to land? Who to speak to? How to validate tech in-market [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Join the 30+ kiwis attending next month’s 2018 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program

Once again, Wharf42 is delighted to be working with Callaghan Innovation & our partner, Silicon Valley Forum, to enable New Zealand agritech entrepreneurs meet and engage with Silicon Valley’s vast agritech ecosystem. Next month, we will be visiting different agritech hubs in the San Francisco Bay area, San Jose, Salinas and Fresno as we connect with innovators, investors and some [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Lessons learnt in Salinas, Monterey Bay

Last week, I had the opportunity to represent Agritech New Zealand at two major agtech events in the San Francisco Bay area: The Mixing Bowl IT Food conference in the city and the Forbes Live AgTech Summit in Salinas, Monterey Bay. In Salinas, I was joined by about 600 other agri innovators, agribusinesses and agri investors. It was good to [...]

By |July 6th, 2018|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Wharf42 & the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center join forces

Over the weekend, Wharf42 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Western Growers Innovation & Technology Center, based in Salinas, CA. The MOU is designed to provide early stage New Zealand AgTech companies with access to the co-working space facility at the Center’s offices in Salinas. This includes access to training and mentorship, monthly seminars, regularly scheduled events [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Wharf42|0 Comments

3-day AgTech Immersion Program added to SVForum Conference

Wharf42 is delighted to announce that a 3-day Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program has been published to coincide with the upcoming SVForum AgTech Conference in April. The Program will run from Monday 18 April – Wednesday 20 April and includes site visits to San Francisco, the Napa and Sonoma wine regions and the food bowl of Salinas and Monterey County. [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|AgTech|6 Comments

Disrupting AgTech: The SVG Partners Model

During my recent three month stint in Silicon Valley, I met a number of key innovation and investment players in the region’s AgTech ecosystem. One of the most impressive was SVG Partners. Based in Los Gatos, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with founder & CEO, John Hartnett. There was no mistaking John’s Irish heritage. He is a [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|AgTech|0 Comments