Breedr: Ian Wheal’s Farming Foundations

Ian from Breedr is a great example of a “Farming Foundations” AgTech entrepreneur –bringing together an upbringing in farming and a career spent elsewhere to change how things are done.
Why Agritech entrepreneurship matters

The Importance of Start-ups in Agriculture

Entrepreneurship transforms industries, societies and cultures.  Everywhere we turn can see aspects of our lives shaped directly or indirectly by people who dedicated themselves to taking entrepreneurial risk.  Frequently they do this in the...

New Zealand, ag-tech & accelerators

This week I’ve been New Zealand, visiting plant breeders, seed producers and researchers.  It gave me chance to reflect on what makes New Zealand such a powerhouse in agricultural technology.

Gene editing & entrepreneurship

Gene Editing (GE) is a catch-all term for a new suite of breeding techniques to change the genome of an organism using precision methods.  It promises faster and cheaper introduction of of...

AgTech Accelerators: In One Place

Current status is very much work in progress, but here is a list of accelerators (and incubators) specifically focused on the Agtech Sector, in alphabetical order by country / region.  More detail and commentary...

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