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THRIVE AgTech Open Innovation Forum

Thrive Accelerator

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

THRIVE AgTech Open Innovation Forum

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Ended $500.00 $0.00
General Feb 1, 2017 $500.00 $0.00
Investor Feb 1, 2017 $500.00 $0.00
Startup Feb 1, 2017 $500.00 $0.00

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Visit the Future of Agriculture

Join corporate executives, investors, farmers and startups to discover the technologies that are changing the way we grow food today and in the future. 




9:45 Keynote 


How do you transform an industry?

mike macrie, cio, land o' lakes

As the Chief Information Officer for Land O' Lakes, Mike Macrie is part of a growing number of agricultural organizations that are meeting the challenge and capturing the opportunity of agriculture as the greatest growth industry of our era. Hear from the CIO about how the company is prioritizing the delivery of advanced technology tools to its growers while committing to economic and environmental sustainability of its cooperative community.

Land O' Lakes is ranked third on the National Cooperative Bank Co-op 100 list of mutuals and cooperatives and is one of the largest producers of butter and cheese in the United States.


10:15 AM Investing in AgTech

What are the trends, who are the new players in the field, and which companies are being invested in? How can the positive trends and drivers in agtech garner investors’ faith in early-stage companies and de-risk investment with them? 


sean o'sullivan, founder, sosv, food-x


moderated by paul nOglows, executive producer, forbes events


11 AM Startup Lightening Pitches- Pt. I

Startup companies to be announced.


 12 PM Break for Lunch

1 PM AgTech in the Field Fireside Chat

bruce taylor, FOUNDER & ceo, taylor farms

kevin murphy, ceo, driscoll's berries


2 PM Lightening Startup Pitches- Pt. II

Startup companies to be announced.



3 PM Break & Networking



4 PM Wine & Technology Panel


In the face if economic and environmental constraints, how are wineries equipping themselves for the future with the right technology tools?







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Quadrus Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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