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AgTech: Sandhill Bets on Precision Agriculture

September 15, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

A $3 trillion industry, Agriculture was until recently largely ignored by venture capitalists. Now Khosla, Kleiner Perkins and others are aggressively targeting the agricultural value chain. According to AgFunder, agriculture technology raised a total of $2.36 billion in 2014. The industry took on $1.04 billion in Q1 2015 alone.

> Will technology make agriculture more sustainable?
> Will the small organic farmers be able to compete?
> Will Precision Agriculture allow California to maintain its leading position in high-value crops such as almonds and grapes in spite of water shortages?

Join us on September 15 to find out. Hosted by VLAB.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact [email protected]

About VLABVLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting high-tech entrepreneurship by connecting ideas, technology and people. We provide a forum for leading entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists, private investors and technologists to share insights and discoveries. Our forums present “actionable discovery” by entrepreneurs whose innovations become tomorrow’s businesses.


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Details

Date:
September 15, 2015
Time:
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://www.vlab.org/events/agtech/

Organizer

VLAB
Website:
https://www.vlab.org/

Venue

Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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