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2018 MIT Startup Workshop - AgTech

AgTech
September 26, 2018
Day 01 All
 

8:30

Coffee and Registration

8:55

Welcome

9:00

Introductory Remarks

9:05

Corporate Investor Keynote

9:25

Startup Lightning Talks
Scalable production of RNA for agriculture
  Andrey Zarur, Cofounder & CEO, GreenLight Biosciences
Potassium fertilizer innovation
  Philip Wender, Managing Director, Advanced Potash Technologies
Chemiresistive gas sensing for food safety
  Merry Smith, Senior Scientist, C2Sense
Novel dehumidifying material for indoor farms
  Sorin Grama, Cofounder, Transaera
Probiotics for plants
  Michael Miille, CEO, Joyn Bio [Joyn is a JV between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer]
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Startup Lightning Talks (continued)
Coatings to improve shelf life of perishables
  Adam Behrens, CEO, Cambridge Crops
Digital financing platform for farmers
  Fabricio Pezente, CEO, Traive Finance
First micro weather platform with global coverage
  Rei Goffer, Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, ClimaCell
Autonomous electric tractor
  Bakur Kvezereli, Cofounder & CEO, Ztractor
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10:00

Networking Break

10:30

MIT Academic Innovator

10:55

Corporate Keynote

11:20

Panel Discussion
Panel moderator: Marcus Dahllof, Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange

Panelists:
Caleb Harper, Director, OpenAg, MIT Media Lab
Dilip Sundaram, President, Corporate, Mahindra Group - Americas
Jan Schnorr, CEO, C2Sense
Alan Kriz, Strategic Alliance Manager, Crop Science, Bayer
Tejal Mody, Managing Director, Rabobank
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12:00

Networking

12:45

Adjournment