VSAT2020

2020 virtual summit on agtech

Year of growth

The 2020 Virtual Summit on AgTech was the largest conference in Tuck history, with over 900 attendees. In the week following the official end of VSAT, over 1,000 attendees had registered, demonstrating the accessibility the conference achieved and interest generated in agtech. VSAT 2020 was planned and took place during the COVID-19 pandemic and many panels discussed the intersection of the pandemic and the way that humans currently consume food.

933

Total attendees

registered

47

Countries

represented

$9,000

Raised for Feeding America & NYFC

rewatch

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2020 tuck Virtual Summit on Agtech speakers

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2020

team

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Alberto Ariztía Tagle

MBA 2020 - Tuck

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James Feuille

Executive Director, CPEVC at Tuck

Partner, Crosslink Capital

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Jessica Williams

Program Director, CPEVC at Tuck

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Shiv Bery

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Brandon Koone

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Ted Giletti

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Tobin Krieg

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Elizabeth Lenczowski Holmes

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Kristin Ng

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Omika Jikaria

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Robert Sewell

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Maria King

MBA 2021 - Tuck

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Avinash Upadhyaya

MBA 2020 - Tuck

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Next Generation Ag and Food Economy

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

 

 

 

 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

 

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

 

 

 

 

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

 

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Opening Remarks by Tuck Food and Ag Club Leadership (Slides)

 

Keynote: Ag's Future for Food and Materials (Slides)

  • Tom Chi (Founding Partner, At One Ventures)

 

Panel: AgTech Investing for the Future

  • Phil Boyer (Principal, Crosslink Capital)

  • Dan Phillips (Managing Director, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures)

  • Brett Brohl (Managing Director, Techstars Farm to Fork)

Topic Intro: Alternative Proteins Market Map (Slides)

  • Counterfactual Ventures (Huw Thomas, Co-Founder)

 

Panel: Sustainability of Protein: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat: Part 1

  • Benjamina Bollag (Co-Founder & CEO, Higher Steaks)

  • Krijn de Nood (Co-Founder & CEO, Meatable)

  • Christie Lagally (Founder & CEO, Rebellyous Foods) 

 

Panel: Breakthroughs in Proteins

  • Dr. Matthew Zhao (Food Scientist, Big Idea Ventures)

  • Dr. Dalal AlGhawas (Program Director, Big Idea Ventures)

  • Dr. Zafer Bashi (ACRE Specialist, McKinsey)

 

Panel: Sustainability of Protein: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat: Part 2

  • Phäedra Anestassia Randolph (Founder & CEO, Spero Foods)

  • Dan Riegler  (Co-Founder, Karana)

  • Sunny Kumar (Founder, Black Sheep Foods)

 

Company Pitches: Sustainability and Protein: The Future of Food 1

  • Kula Bio (Bill Brady, Founding CEO & Director)

  • New Age Meats (Brian Spears, Founder & CEO)

Company Pitches: Sustainability and Protein: The Future of Food 2

  • Patch Organics (Patricia Trongone, Founder & President)

  • Misfit Foods (Phil Wong, Co-Founder)

Keynote Speaker: Where AgTech Meets FinTech

  • Maurits Lancee (Associate, Rabo Frontier Ventures)

Company Pitches: FinTech for AgTech

  • Agryo (Isaque Eberhardt, Co-Founder & CEO) (Slides)

  • ProducePay (Ben Dusastre, Co-Founder & President)

Company Pitches: AgTech Data in LatAm

  • auravant (Leandro Sabignoso, Founder & CEO)

  • IZagro (Murilo Bettarello, Founder)

Company Pitches: Sustainability and Protein: The Future of Food 3

  • Revolution Gelato (Jared Olkin, Founder)

  • GrainBridge (Faith Larson, Chief Strategy Officer)

VSAT2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Innovations in Agriculture

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

 

 

 

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

 

 

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

 

 

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Keynote: Harvesting Nature’s Intelligence

  • Sofia Elizondo (Co-Founder & COO, Brightseed)

 

Panel: Innovative CPG: Plant-Based Products for a Healthier World

  • Natalie Cira T'17 (Director of The Garden Incubator, Purple Carrot)

  • Cessna Mac (Investor, Powerplant Ventures)

  • Daniel Bernstein (Co-Founder, We Are the New Farmers)

 

Panel: Traceability: Digitalization of the Food Value Chain

  • Michael Pareles (Digital Strategy and Growth Lead, Bayer Crop Science)

  • Lasse Köhler (Corporate Venture Capital, Maersk Growth)

 

Panel: A New Vision for Food Safety

  • Yonathan Lapchik (CEO, SUKU)

  • Erik Malmstrom (CEO, SafeTraces)

  • Devendra Chandani (Co-Founder, Intello Labs)

 

Panel: The New Farming Economy

  • Heather Onstott T'07 (Onstott Financial Consulting, Former CFO of Freight Farms)

  • Russell Sprole (CFO, Full Harvest)

  • David Farquhar (CEO, Intelligent Growth Solutions)

 

Panel: Robotics: Harnessing the Power of Technology

  • Eric Adamson (Co-Founder & CEO, Tortuga AgTech)

  • Sébastien Boyer (Co-Founder & CEO, Farmwise)

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

 

Company Pitches: Marketplaces, Analytics

  • DeHaat (Shashank Kumar, Founder & CEO)

  • FieldIn (Boaz Bachar, Co-Founder & CEO)(Slides)

 

Company Pitches: Analytics, Robotics

  • BURRO (Charles Andersen, CEO)

  • Cloud Agronomics (Mark Tracy, CEO)

Company Pitches: Digital Commerce and Data Analytics

  • AgVend (Alexander Reichert, Co-Founder & CEO)

  • ripe.io (Raja Ramachandran, Founder)

Company Pitches: Traceability

  • AgNext (Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, CEO)

  • AgTrace (Andre Maltz Turkienicz, Co-Founder & CEO)

Company Pitches: New Cultivations

  • Arugga (Iddo Geltner, Co-Founder & CEO)

  • Myco Systemics (Gary Costner, Founder & CEO)

Company Pitches: Data Analytics

  • Augmenta (George Varvarelis, Founder & CEO)

  • Rice Exchange (Stephen Edkins, Founder & CEO)

Company Pitches: Data Analytics & Waste to Value

  • Agrosmart (Mariana Vasconcelos, CEO)

  • GSR Solutions (Dr. Anju Krivov, Co-Founder)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

International AgTech Developments

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

 

 

 

 

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

 

 

 

 

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

 

 

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

 

 

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

 

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

 

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4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Keynote: AgTech Investing in India Versus Developed Economies

  • Hemendra Mathur (Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund)

 

Panel: AgTech Investing for the Future: India

  • Mark Kahn (Managing Partner, Omnivore Ventures)

  • Ganesh Kaveeshwar (Portfolio Manager, Social Alpha)

  • Anurag Agarwal (Co-Founder, New Leaf Dynamic Technologies)

 

Keynote: AgTech Expansion to International Geographies

  • Karsten Neuffer (COO International, Indigo Agriculture)

Fireside Chat: Technology Applications for Developing Nations

  • Bill Scott (Senior Technical Advisor, Dexis Consulting Group)

 

Panel: AgTech Investing for the Future: LatAm

  • Louisa Burwood-Taylor (Head of Media and Research, AgFunder)

  • Rodrigo Santos (CEO, SOLINFTEC)

  • Mariana Vasconcelos (Founder, Agrosmart)

 

Panel: Disruption in Food Supply Chains in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Rob Hulme (Asia Director, Beanstalk AgTech)

  • Stephen Edkins (Founder & CEO, Rice Exchange)

  • Siang Hee Tan (Executive Director, CropLife Asia)

 

Keynote: Empowering Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

  • Francisco Jardim (Founding Partner, SP Ventures)​

 

Fireside Chat: Investing and Entrepreneurship in the Wake of COVID-19

  • Ed Roman (Managing Director, Hack VC)

Keynote: Food for Thought

  • Dana Worth (Vice President of Strategic Sales and Partnerships, Impossible Foods)

 

2020 Virtual Summit on AgTech Concluding Remarks by Tuck Food and Ag Club Leadership (Slides)

2020 corporate and tuck

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2020 charity

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