Final Pitch Event for Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize

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Join us for the 2019 Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize final pitch competition!

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Do you want to learn about the latest innovations in food and agriculture? Do you want to meet people who are also passionate about disrupting this industry?

... Come to watch finalists teams pitch their idea at the 2019 Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize!

This year is our most competitive to date! Finalists were selected based on competitive criteria and hail from schools around the country. In the final event, team are evaluated in two ways: their business plan and pitch. Winners receive $30,000 in cash prizes and individual mentorship from Rabobank.

Meet Our 7 Finalists

  • Velaron develops state-of-the-art technologies to achieve smart, sustainable aquaculture.
  • Mosaic Sensor is developing an affordable nutrient sensor to manage nitrogen and phosphorous application at the farm level and ultimately mitigate runoff that pollutes downstream waterways.
  • COZY Nutrition produces hypoallergenic and easy to digest special milk for infants with tummy issues applying genetic based technologies, as well as provides a dairy-free, soy-free baby formula made with human breast milk proteins to mimic human breast milk.
  • Haystack leverages recent advances in computer vision, deep learning, and sensing to automate the detection and removal of weeds on farms, thereby significantly alleviating the labor shortage and reducing herbicide use.
  • Caldo is developing fully-automated, 24-hour vending machines assembling customized fresh ingredient meals for offices, schools, airports, and hospitals using healthy and inexpensive heating technology.
  • Bare Bear is making completely edible packaging for instant coffee and tea that dissolves upon water contact.
  • Gramhal provides end-to-end solution of storage, credit and selling to smallholder farmers, and empower them to access better price through digital platform.

This event is at MIT Sloan School of Management and is open to the public!

Detailed Schedule of Events:

  • 5:00 PM Invite Only Reception
  • 5:30 PM Doors Open to Public
  • 6:00 PM Event Begins
  • 6:15 PM Pitches from Finalist Teams
  • 7:15 PM Start-Up Founder Keynote: Michael Farid - Co-Founder and CEO, Spyce
  • 7:30 PM Awards Ceremony (Drinks & appetizers to follow)
  • 9:00 PM Event Ends

To learn more about the prize and MIT's Food and Agriculture Club, visit our website.

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MIT Building E52, 6th Floor

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02142

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