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We invite you to attend our 4th Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference! This startup focused event features the latest technologies and industry updates. Our 500+ attendees find partners, investors, and customers every year.

Who Should Attend?

Startups

You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the industry. Find a partner, investor, or customer.
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Investors

You’ll have the opportunity to preview the technology of tomorrow and meet the innovative startups working to change agriculture.

Companies

Don’t miss an opportunity to explore up and coming technologies and expose your brand to industry enthusiasts.
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Individuals

Whether you work in agriculture, technology, or are just an enthusiast, this is the premier event to attend.

When & Where

Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

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Hotel Information:

Ramada – Mountain View (
55 Fairchild Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 967-6856

County Inn (
850 Leong Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 961-1131

Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View (
390 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 988-0300

Holiday Inn Express Mountain View-S Palo Alto (
1561 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 967-7888

Hotel Zico – Mountain View (
200 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 969-8200

Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel (
1100 N. Mathilda Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 745-6000

Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto Los Altos (
4320 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 941-9900


Transportation:

AIRPORTS

Visitors traveling to the Silicon Valley AgTech Conference can fly into the following airports:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 25 miles
  • San Jose International Airport (SJC): 12 miles
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 38 miles (transportation from OAK may be costly).
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
  • Taxis/Cabs
    • Stanford Yellow Cab
      • 1-650-321-3535

Parking:

Parking is available at the Computer History Museum. Spots are limited, so please arrive early if you would like to park near the building. Additional parking is available nearby.

For driving directions and parking information at the Computer History Museum, click here.

Travel Info
Speakers

Keynote

Jimmy Panetta

Congressman
CA 20th District

Neil Gutterson

Neal Gutterson

VP, Research & Development
DuPont Pioneer

Devon Mathis

Vice Chair
CA State Assembly
Agriculture Committee

T.J. Rodgers

T.J. Rodgers

Founder
Cypress Semiconductor

Panelists

Amrith Gunasekara, PhD

Dr. Amrith
Gunasekara

CA Department of Food & Agriculture

Vashal Vasishth

Vishal
Vasishth

Obvious Ventures

Patrick
Zelaya

Heavy Connect

Matt Meisner

Matt
Meisner

Farmer’s Business Network

Danielle
Davenport

IGO Ventures

Ben Chostner

Ben
Chostner

Blue River Technology

Matthew Bell

Matthew
Bell

Cultivan Sandbox

Diane Wu

Diane
Wu

Trace Genomics

Jeff Oberman

Jeffrey
Oberman

United Fresh Produce Association

Roger Royse

Roger
Royse

Royse Law Firm

Nathan Dorn

Nathan
Dorn

Food Origins

Jonathan Hoff

Jonathan
Hoff

Monte Vista Farming Company

Rob Trice

Rob
Trice

The Mixing Bowl

Michael Guttman

Michael
Guttman

Kennett Township

Tom McPeek, PhD

Tom
McPeek, PhD

AGERpoint

Micki Siebel

Micki
Seibel

Orange, Silicon Valley

Baptiste Tellier

Baptiste
Tellier

Fall Line

Allison Kopf

Allison
Kopf

Agrilyst

Walter maguire

Walter
Maguire

HP Big Data

Sue Raftery PhD

Sue
Raftery

AgTech Innovation Center

Ryan Schacht

Ryan
Schacht

Planet

Christopher Wrenn

Christopher
Wrenn

AEssence Corp.

James Erlich

James
Erlich

ReGen Villages

Curtis Garner

Curtis
Garner

Bowles Farming Company

Sean Moore

Sean
Moore

Drylet, LLC

Andrew Scheuermann

Andrew
Scheuermann

Arch Systems

Marshall
Mermell

SET, LLC and MKT Works, Inc.

Salil Pradhan

Salil
Pradhan

Draper Nexus Ventures

Bruce
Caldwell

3Bar Biologics

Aaron Magenheim

Aaron
Magenheim

AgTech Insight, LLC

Robert Tse

Robert
Tse

USDA, California

Jerry Feitelson, PhD

Jerry
Feitelson

Agribody Technologies, Inc.

Geoff Eisenberg

Geoff
Eisenberg

The Ecosystem Integrity Fund

Stephen Hohenreider

Stephen
Hohenreider

PastureMap

Ann Schauer-Gimenez, Ph.D.

Anne
Schauer-Gimenez

Mango Materials

Jeremy Warren, PhD

Jeremy
Warren

Astrona Biotechnologies

Brad Gleason

Brad
Gleason

Montage for Ag
West Hills Farm

Steven E. Peterson

Steven E.
Peterson

Trana Discovery, Inc.

John L. Freeman, PhD

John L.
Freeman

Intrinsyx Research Corporation

Peter Freeman

Peter
Freeman

Keiretsu Forum

Jocelyn Boudreau

Jocelyn
Boudreau

Hortau

Manu Pillau

Manu Pillai

WaterBit, Inc.

Cy Scott

Cy
Scott

Headset, Inc.

Joel Wipperfurth

Joel
Wipperfurth

Land O’Lakes

Alex Perlstein

Alan
Perlstein

Miraculex

Aashi Vel

Aashi
Vel

Traveling Spoon

Alan Lakso, PhD

Alan
Lakso

Cornell University; FloraPulse

Kevin Chen

Kevin
Chen

Crop Enhancement

Kris
Singh

SRII

Steven
Ward

The Climate Corporation

Kiersten
Stead

Monsanto Growth Ventures

Nancy E.
Pfund

DBL Partners

Krijn
Poppe

Wageningen Economic Research

Jim
Wilson

AgGateway Global Network

Amado Guloy

Amado
Guloy

Rex Animal Health

John Selep

John
Selep

AgTech Innovation Alliance

Marc Manara

Marc
Manara

Farm Hill

Harshal Kshirsagar

Harshal
Kshirsagar

Clara Foods

Malika Cantor

Malika
Cantor

Comet Labs

Liana Held

Liana
Held

CPA, Cannibis Expert

Alok
Batra

Atomiton, Inc

Maarten Vandecruys

Maarten
Vandecruys

Urban Group Solutions

Jon Duschinsky

Jon
Duschinsky

AgriProtein North America

Alex Huang

Alex
Huang

LifeLeaf, Inc.

David Proctor

David
Proctor

HerdDogg

Heather
Crawford

Angel Investor

Erik Cooper

Erik
Cooper

 DustUp

Heather Bessoff, DMV

Heather
Bessoff

EpiBiome Solutions

Aaron Sedlin

Aaron
Sedlin

CANNDESCENT

Geeta Chhabria

Geeta
Chhabria

IBM Analytics

Nicole Kerslake

Nicola
Kerslake

New Bear Capital

Guy Blanchard

Guy
Blanchard

AeroFarms

Sonia Lo

Sonia
Lo

Fresh Box Farms

Dan Grace

Dan
Grace

Dark Heart Nursery

John
Matthesen

Related Concepts

Joe M Koepnick

Joe
Koepnick

Venture Catalyst, UC Davis

Aaron
Ratner

Ultra Capital

Fred Turner

Fred
Turner

TL Biolabs, Inc.

Agenda

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome: Roger Royse

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Hahn Auditorium – Morning Keynote (Devon Mathis)

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Hahn Auditorium – Silicon Valley Investment Outlook: Where Do We Go From Here?

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Hahn Auditorium – Silicon Valley AgTech & Food Tech Pre-Seed & Seed Demo Day

Boole – Biological Farming: Healthy Soil Leads to Healthy Crops

Lovelace – Catering to the New Consumer: Established and Upcoming B2C Companies

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Silicon Valley AgTech & Food Tech Pre-Seed & Seed Demo Day (cont.)

Boole – Food & Ag in the Lab: A Primer on Cellular, Molecular, and Emerging Synthetic Biotechnologies

Lovelace – Enhancing Farm Labor: Tackling the Labor Crisis with Robotics & Automation

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Lunch & Agricultural Keynote:
The Challenges of Communicating New Tech’s Benefits for Food Production to The Market (Neal Gutterson)

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Upstream Fireside Chat: From Grower to Retailer

Boole – Precision Health: Advances in Animal Nutrition, Wearables, & Software Platforms

Lovelace – OnFarm Technology: Updates in Monitor, Sensing, & Reporting Technologies

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Silicon Valley Keynote: Using Electronic Technology on Agriculture: Practical Applications for Irrigation and Water (T.J. Rodgers)

Boole – New World Ag: Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets

Lovelace – Controlled Environments: The Future of Indoor & Vertical Ag

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:20 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Precision Ag to Predictive Farming: Growing After Product/Market Fit

Boole – Supply Chain Opportunities: Traceability, Safety, Storage, & Waste

Lovelace – Countdown to Cultivation: Preparing for 2018 California Commercial Cannabis Activity & Beyond

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Boole – SRII Panel: Innovating Digital Solutions & Services for Agriculture Economy

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Afternoon Keynote: Jimmy Panetta, Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Member of the United States House of Representatives, California’s 20th District

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Hahn Auditorium – Silicon Valley AgTech & Food Tech Series Seed & Beyond Demo Day

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Questions?

For more information, contact:

Roger Royse

Roger Royse – Host
650 813.9700 x201
rroyse@rroyselaw.com

Erica Riel-Carden, Royse Law Firm

Erica Riel-Carden – Agenda, Speakers, Pitches
e.riel.carden@svagtech.org

Alan Blashaw – Marketing, Advertising, Press
(650) 813.9700 x232
ablashaw@rroyselaw.com

Jeff Spencer – General Inquiries, Sponsorship
jspencer@svagtech.org