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2019 virtual summit on agtech

The inaugural year

In 2019, Jim Feuille, CPEVC Executive Director, and Rachel Baras and Matt Baer, Tuck Class of 2019 Center Venture Capital Fellows and Tuck Food & Ag Club Chairs, conceived of the idea for a virtual conference focused on agriculture and technology as a way to facilitate meaningful conversations focused on topics that are critically relevant to students and future leaders interested in or curious about the field.

293

Total attendees

registered

21

Countries

represented

$2,250

Raised for Feeding America & NYFC

rewatch

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2019 team

Faculty Advisor

Executive Director (CPEVC @ Tuck)

Partner (Crosslink Capital)

MBA 2019 - Tuck School of Business

Venture Capital Fellow (CPEVC @ Tuck)

Co-Chair (Food & Ag Club @ Tuck)

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MBA 2019 - Tuck School of Business

Venture Capital Fellow (CPEVC @ Tuck)

Co-Chair (Food & Ag Club @ Tuck)

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MBA 2020 - Tuck School of Business

Co-Chair (Food & Ag Club @ Tuck)

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MBA 2020 - Tuck School of Business

Co-Chair (Food & Ag Club @ Tuck)

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MBA 2020 - Tuck School of Business

Co-Chair (Food & Ag Club @ Tuck)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rethinking the Farm - Inputs, Automation, and

Use-of-Space

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

  • 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

Farm

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

12:00pm - 12:30pm

 

 

 

12:45pm - 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:45pm - 2:45pm

 

 

 

2:45pm - 2:50pm

  • 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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bringing Innovation to Market

12:00pm - 12:30pm

 

 

 

12:45pm - 1:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:45pm - 2:15pm

 

 

 

2:15pm - 2:30pm

  • 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

2019 corporate and tuck

partners

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2019 charity

partners

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