Augean Robotics, a startup building autonomous farm equipment, and Rogo, an automated soil testing startup, both won awards at Farmers Business Network‘s (FBN) first startup pitch contest last week. Both companies will be featured on FBN Direct Marketplace for free for a year, a platform that connects farmers with exclusive FBN-member discounts from companies farmers know, use frequently and love.
Alltech does not take any equity from the startups and instead focuses on helping them with their business development and route to market, a big challenge for agtech startups. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.
Rajiv Singh, the former CEO of Rabobank North America, writes about FoodShot's search for projects and ideas that utilize the latest in technology, science, and engineering to address the crisis of soil deterioration ahead of the January 8, 2019 deadline.
FoodBytes! by Rabobank is returning to San Francisco for the sixth time in March 2019. The pitch competition is looking for food and agriculture innovators across the supply chain to apply to present their technologies in front of an audience of investors, corporate customers and potential partners.
The startup launched the startup competition to showcase the latest in agriculture innovation to its farmer members, and to give startups the opportunity to get exposure and real-time feedback from their target customers.
Solveiga Pakštaitė is founder and director of Mimica, a food labeling technology startup that recently won the People’s Choice Award at Rabobank’s startup pitch event FoodBytes! in London. We caught up with her to find out more about how she created the technology and how it will be deployed.
SomaDetect, an agriculture technology startup that measures milk quality from every cow at milking, won the FoodBytes! New York Judges’ Choice Award. SomaDetect uses sensors that fit into existing milking equipment to measure the fat and protein content of dairy as well as somatic cells — an indication when a cow is suffering from mastitis — progesterone, and antibiotics.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.
Agtech companies offering IoT products to farmers have only scratched the surface of a market worth $4 billion in the US, which could be down to a lack of awareness and understanding of what’s available to them, according to a new report.