2019 VSAT Agenda

Schedule (all times in EDT)

Tuesday, May 14th

Rethinking the Farm - Inputs, Automation, and Use-of-Space

  • Introductory Remarks
     

  • Panel Discussion: Robotic Farming

    • Phil Boyer (Principal, CrossLink Capital)

    • Igino Cafiero (Founder + CEO, Bear Flag Robotics)

    • Brandon Alexander (Co-founder + CEO, Iron Ox)
       

  • Presentation

    • Tom Chi (Founder, Prototype Thinking LLC)
       

  • ​Keynote

    • Michael Mazourek (Co-founder, Row 7 Seed Company + Plant Breeder, Cornell Univ.)
       

  • ​Panel Discussion: Redefining "Natural"

    • Michael Mazourek​ (Co-founder, Row 7 Seed Company + Associate Professor, Cornell Univ.)

    • Michael Barron (Director of R&D, AeroFarms)

    • Daniella Reichstetter (Executive Director, Tuck Center for Entrepreneurship; former Head of Business Development and Finance at Belcampo Group, Inc.)
       

  • Company Pitches (15 min each)

    • Elm Innovations
       

  • Closing Remarks

12:00​pm - 12:15pm

12:30pm - 1:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:20pm - 1:40pm

 

 

1:45pm - 2:15pm

 

 

 

2:30pm - 3:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

4:30pm - 4:35pm

Wednesday, May 15th

Precision Agriculture and Analytics: Data, Machine Learning, and AI

  • Introductory Remarks

  • Keynote

    • Mark Johnson (Co-founder + CEO, Descartes Labs)
       

  • Panel Discussion: Boosting Yields with Data

    • Fernando Rodriguez-Villa (GeoInnovation Commercial Director, Indigo Ag)

    • Pieter Fossel (Co-founder, Hydrosat)

    • Andrew Ulmer (VP Business Development, Capella Space)
       

  • Company Pitches (15 min each)

    • 30MHz

    • Flurosat
       

  • Closing Remarks

12:00pm - 12:30pm

 

 

 

12:45pm - 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:45pm - 2:45pm

 

 

 

2:45pm - 2:50pm

Thursday, May 16th

Bringing Innovation to Market

  • Introductory Remarks

  • Keynote

    • Ethan Brown (CEO + Founder, Beyond Meat)
       

  • Panel Discussion: "New" vs. "Traditional" Ag in the Market

    • Rob Leclerc (Co-founder, AgFunder)

    • Rebekah Moses (Senior Manager of Impact Strategy, Impossible Foods)

    • Alex Kopelyan (Program Director and Partner, IndieBio)
       

  • Closing Presentation

    • Charles Baron (Co-founder, Farmers Business Network)​
       

  • Closing Remarks

12:00pm - 12:30pm

 

 

 

12:45pm - 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:45pm - 2:15pm

 

 

 

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Virtual Summit on AgTech

Tuck School of Business

100 Tuck Hall

Hanover, NH 03755

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube

2020 VSAT