11 Of The Best Agtech Incubators And Accelerators in North America

Agtech startup accelerator and incubator programs are companies that give aid to founders of startup companies in the agricultural sector. This support is usually in the form of financial capital required to start the business, mentorship, and coaching to impart the necessary business skills and practices for growing businesses from seed stage, into profitable multi-national organizations. The accelerator programs select a few companies to support from a list of applicants whereby the companies that portray the most potential for growth and profit are usually preferred for investments. The programs are made up of networks of investors, industry experts, and corporations who wish to invest in small companies and grow them

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Startup Stories: Facing Changes in Agriculture With Remote Sensing

Many farmers acknowledge the use of Agtech but are unsure how to get started in precision culture. In these cases, specialized firms come into play. One such company is Agromapping who specializes in precision farming, data analysis and remote sensing in agriculture. We talked to founder Fran Garcia-Ruiz about Agromappings success story, the need for a change of paradigm in agriculture, the bottleneck for technology adoption and his advice for graduates who want to start a career in Agtech. On Agromapping Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Fran Garcia-Ruiz. I am an agronomic engineer and PhD in Crop Sciences with specialization

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Industry Focus: Sensors

A report by the United Nations states that a quarter of all farmland is highly degraded. This report warns that farmers will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed the predicted population of 9 billion. Due to issues like this looming food crisis, or water scarcity, several agriculture technologies have emerged. One of these technologies is agricultural sensors. The emergence of these sensors has undoubtedly led to new career paths and job opportunities. These sensors enable farmers to maximize yield by monitoring factors such as soil properties, humidity, solar radiation, density of weeds, the presence of parasites and changing environmental conditions. This type of agriculture that maximizes yield by proper

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Industry Focus: Liquid Meals

According to The Guardian, people in the tech world are starting to replace their normal meals with liquid meals. This trend is also catching up in other busy workplaces. This is attributed to the fact that people want to eat healthily but simply don’t have the time to whip up a decent meal. Although some people opt to make shakes, smoothies, and juices at home, it is much easier to just grab a bottle of liquid meal at a local convenience store. This has led to the emergence of several startups that produce these liquid meals. These startups have taken the food industry by storm, resulting in the production of

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Top Online Courses Preparing You For A Foodtech/Agtech Career

As the food industry changes and becomes ever more digitalized and dependent on technology, the job market around agriculture and food is also evolving in particularly exciting and intriguing ways. Just because you don’t know how to drive a tractor, or have never set foot inside a pig pen, doesn’t disqualify you from jumping into the exploding market of agriculture and food technology (hereon referred to as agtech and foodtech). While actual farm and food experience is undoubtedly useful, there’s room in these industries for technological specialties in a variety of areas. Thanks to the current prevalence of high quality online education, there are now tons of options at your

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Industry Focus: Drones And Robots In Agriculture

We have modernized and digitized our calendars, mail, shopping, and most everything else. Why not our food systems? Drones and robots are just two of the main modern tools in today’s farmers’ sheds. They allow farmers to more accurately and precisely monitor, treat, and maintain their crops while saving fuel, water, maintenance costs, and pesticides. Of course, none of this comes out of thin air. Many people are involved in the design, construction, sale, and implementation of these tools on the farm, and you could be one of them. The Need For Technology In Agriculture As the world population nears 9 billion people, farmland becomes more scarce, and the number

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