One of the criticisms laid at the door of agtech startups is that they doesn’t interact enough with the farming community they are trying to serve. Farmers and venture capitalists alike express concern that there is sometimes too much focus on the technology at hand, and not enough on the immediate value it will provide farmers.
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FoodFutureCo is about to graduate its first cohort so we caught up with Shen Tong, founder, to find out more about the program and how it compares to his other program Food-X.
Startup resources continue to grow with a new accelerator and two competitions launching last week.
As with all startups competitions, the pitches at FoodBytes varied in quality, so here three of the judges -- Saran Nolet, Sam Trethewey, and Michael Dean, offer 5 pieces of advice to startups to help them perfect their pitch.
AgTech Accelerator is still targeting a final close on $25 million to $30 million and is casting a wide net in its search for its first few investments, according to John Dombrosky, CEO of the organization.
US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.
Verizon is deploying its agriculture IoT service on three new Californian vineyards, USDA awards $33.4m in grants to ag innovation initiatives, and more in this week's industry brief.
Sprout's agritech accelerator helped startups raise $1.5m in the first cohort, but the program is doing more to differentiate itself than pure funding.
H-FARM, an Italy-based innovation hub, and IT giant Cisco are taking advantage of this trend by launching a new food tech accelerator.
The Yield Lab Galway will invest €100k into eight to 12 startups over the next two years,
The Mixing Bowl convened in Mountain View, California, this week to discuss how IT innovation is transforming the food and agriculture industry, and some new questions were posed to the industry.
Finistere Ventures,Cloud Break Advisors & major ag industry companies have launched an early-stage agtech accelerator called Radicle.
Bill Dowdle is stepping down as the CEO of AgLink and along with tech manager Phil Hoult, shares his thoughts about the Aussie agtech scene.
Two new agtech accelerators have launched in the US and EU, showcasing the serious attention that businesses are starting to pay to the rapidly growing sector.
The Australian agricultural industry is enthusiastic about the potential of technologies to improve operations, but its agtech innovation ecosystem is immature.
The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) and Illumitex created the 2016 Vertical Farming Award competition to promote innovation and awarded first prize to a Malaysian community project.
Agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists are invited to come together in Nairobi, Kenya this July for a two-day hackathon aimed at finding technological solutions for smallholder farmers in East Africa as they adapt to changing conditions.
There’s a new agtech accelerator in town: the Memphis, Tennessee-based AgLaunch Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Fall 2016 cohort.