About the Pitch Day
This year, World Agri-Tech has teamed up with San Diego-based acceleration fund Radicle Growth to host the Pitch Day on Monday March 19. In an industry first, Radicle will offer $250,000 investment to the winning company.
Following an open call for nominations which attracted over 150 entries from around the world, eight early-stage technology companies have been selected to showcase their solutions at the pre-summit Pitch Day in front of a group of high-ranking investors and agribusiness experts.
The winner will be announced on stage on Day 1 of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on March 20. They will present in the Technology Showcase on March 21 to the full summit audience of over 600 agribusiness leaders. All the finalists will be present throughout the summit.
Kirk Haney – CEO and Managing Partner of Radicle Growth
Arama Kukutai – Co-Founder and Partner of Finistere Ventures
Geoff Kneen – R&D Licensing and New Ventures Manager (North America) of Bayer CropScience
Dan Cosgrove – VP Business Development of DuPont Pioneer
Kiersten Stead – Investment Director for Monsanto Growth Ventures