The 11 startups, all innovators at the crossroads of agriculture and technology, will exhibit and pitch at the upcoming AgTech Conference, which sold out last year and is now selling admission to the public.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
“2015’s most promising RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator companies have been selected to be featured at the annual RoyseLaw Silicon Valley AgTech Conference, to be held on May 11, 2015 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California,” announced Roger Royse, founder of the RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator. The 11 startups, all innovators at the crossroads of agriculture and technology, will exhibit and pitch at the upcoming AgTech Conference, which sold out last year and is now selling admission to the public via Eventbrite. The Incubator startups are members of a program that includes co-working space, mentoring from agribusiness and food experts, and instructional programs in several areas, including technology, law, accounting, innovation, and operations.
Members of the AgTech Incubator are actively mentored and advised by 26 subject matter experts and supported by 15 Incubator sponsors and partners. In its second year, the AgTech Conference is an “innovation hotspot for farmers, technologists, venture capitalists, startups and others to explore how technology is rewriting the dynamics of farming and food,” according to Royse, “and is therefore an ideal showcase for the Incubator’s most promising AgTech startups.”
The selected startups:
Agerpoint: Provides comprehensive GIS-based asset inventory, data and precision agriculture solutions to growers of tree, vine and bush-based crops.
AgRite: Aims to reduce water, fertilizer and labor inputs by introducing today’s growers to a user-friendly, automated wireless irrigation and fertilizer injection system.
Arctic: Uses ice nucleation technology for silver-free cloud seeding and herbicide-free weed control, including the Frostbite Weed Control System.
Ayrstone: Produces high-power, outdoor-ready wireless networking equipment that enables farmers and others to build robust IP networks spanning square miles.
Behavioral Response Technologies: Our Fresh Cow Manager technology drives dairy profitability by helping dairy cows naturally solve their immune health and milk production problems before hormones, steroids, and antibiotics are prescribed.
Corigin: Helps farmers maximize profits and go organic while rebuilding soil fertility and sequestering huge amounts of carbon in soils, benefitting farmers and the environment.
FarmX: With FarmMap, is a low cost, high data, outdoor, real-time farm health monitoring tool that helps farmers save water, fertilizer and labor.
Foodful.ly: This innovative, user-friendly app aims to reduce at-home food waste while improving the home cooking experience, saving the user time and money.
Hydrogarden Industries Innovations: Invents and markets technologically advanced equipment, such as Turbo Trimmerz, for precision agriculture and hydroponic growers.
RapidBio Systems Inc.: Focused on the development and commercialization of a portable, hand-held pathogen (bacteria) detection system providing results in about 10 minutes.
Rogue Rovers: Producer of FarmDogg, an all-terrain, electric-drive ATV engineered for use in specialty agriculture like orchards and vineyards.
About RoyseLaw Silicon Valley AgTech
RoyseLaw Silicon Valley AgTech Conference and RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator are where technology meets agriculture, the Silicon Valley meets the Silicon Prairie, and innovation comes back to the farm. RoyseLaw AgTech applies the Silicon Valley model to bring together promising ideas and to leverage agriculture applications to build great new companies, exchange ideas, and generate interest in this rapidly growing industry. Roger Royse is the founder of the RoyseLaw Silicon Valley AgTech Conference and RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator.