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IoT Revolution | Connect - The Impact of IoT on AgTech for Sustainable Economies

A lot of the press and attention in the AgTech space has been on technologies for large farms. Systems like GPS-controlled tractors that can plant and harvest row crops virtually unattended. Large-scale irrigation management platforms that include satellite imagery and drones to let you know when and where to water. These technologies are making big differences for the large farms to reduce costs and improve yields.
These technologies are extremely important because, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), between now and 2050 we’re going to have to increase production in the US by 70% to feed ourselves. Arable land is decreasing, fresh water supplies are becoming more scarce, and climate change is affecting the stability of crop production.
We will have to produce more food in the next 40 years than we have had to in the entire course of human history. With the stresses on the environment, how are we going to achieve these goals?
What does the future look like for Agtech, what are the technologies that will make a real difference will it be robotics, sensors, blockchain, drones, autonomous vehicles, big data, AI, biometrics for livestock.
Are small farms still a viable option or are we moving to the era of mega farms that need huge investments to arrive at meaningful exits?

Our panel features:

  • Julie Lein, Managing Partner, Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative urban technology. The fund provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs solving our toughest urban challenges – helping them grow into tomorrow's most valued companies.
  • Andra Keay, Director at Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also the founder of Robot Launch, global robotics startup competition, co-founder of Robot Garden hackerspace, mentor at hardware accelerators, startup advisor, and angel investor.
  • Liz Slocum Jensen, a 2-time tech startup founder. She has worked in operations and customer success at Informatica, Cisco, and IronPort. She has been a guest contributor to VentureBeat for connected cars and has an MBA from Duke. She comes from a family who has farmed in the US West and Southwest for over a century.

Pizza, wine, light snacks & beers will be served. The event is limited to 75 people, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

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We are building the next generation tech media company focused on providing relevant information to corporations, entrepreneurs, & investors. Leveraging this new and efficient type of content, ReadWrite aggregates professional communities dedicated to specific subjects of interest such as connected cars, smart homes, AR/VR, Fintech, and APIs.

ReadWrite Labs:

Is redefining start-up acceleration and the idea of becoming a global IoT Company. Through its triple AAA program: Alpha, Acceleration, Alumni.

  • Alpha: Our unique IoT focused program provides the perfect environment for startups to transform their ideas into real businesses. We coordinate pitch events, mentor workshops, peer networking, investor feedback sessions, and business educational workshops.
  • Acceleration: At ReadWrite Labs, we will take you and your team through an intense program to prepare for an early launch, fundraising, understanding HR, accounting & legal fundamentals. We will also assist you in understanding growth strategies, branding, and crowdfunding.
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