Community Events & Calls for PITCHES


Seeds Of Our Future 2018: Innovating Global AgTech – August 27-30, 2018

Silicon Valley, CA

Join us at the 2018 Seeds of Our Future Program— a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn revolutionary breakthroughs in the agriculture industry today, right from the heart of both agriculture and tech innovation in Northern California. Held from August 27th-30th, 2018, the AgTech Immersion Program includes 3 full days of activities with leading AgTech companies, culminating with an all-day conference in Silicon Valley. Together with leading organizations such as Yamaha Motor Ventures, Driscoll’s, Western Growers, Climate Corporation, and more, we are organizing a full week of discussions ranging from water technology innovations and Big Data’s transformative effect on farm operations to AgTech blockchain applications and mega city farming.

Get 15% off tickets with promo code RROYSE15 (that’s savings of more than $285)! Click here to register and see the agenda.


Investor Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AgTechAugust 27, 2018

San Francisco, CA

Technology has transformed the way food is produced, managed, and distributed. Many startups in the growing field of agtech (agricultural technology) are utilizing new advances in robotics, AI, deep learning, IoT, drones, satellites, and biotech to shape the future of agriculture. AgTech first became an investment sector a few years ago and is one of the fastest growing areas of innovation. AgTech is still in its infancy and numerous opportunities for innovation and investment lie ahead.


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking

Panelists include: Jordan Wahbeh, Justin Butler, Salil Pradhan and Roger Royse.

To buy tickets and find out more, click here.



InterDrone Conference- September 5-7, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

InterDrone, the world’s premier commercial drone event, returns to Las Vegas Sept. 5-7. It will feature 125+ sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 3,500+ attendees from 6 continents and 160+ exhibitors. Use promo code PARTNER for a $100 discount on 3-day / 4-day passes.

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2018 Silicon Valley Candidates Forum- September 29, 2018

San Francisco, CA

Join us on Saturday, September 29th (12-4 pm) for a Discussion of The Role of Government in The New Economy. The current slate of candidates for California statewide (and Bay Area) public office will discuss issues of high importance to the Silicon Valley and the technology industry, such as:

• Automation, artificial intelligence, and the displacement of jobs
• Regulation and taxation of cryptocurrencies
• Data privacy and protection
• Workers’ rights and classifications
• California’s growing cannabis industry
• Regulation of the gig economy

This is a non-partisan event in which candidates may present their positions to our Silicon Valley audience in any format they choose (presentation. Q&A, fireside chat, or some combination).

For further information regarding speakers and registration, click here.



Webinar: Blockchain Technology in Agriculture- October 3, 2018

WEB (9-10 AM PDT)

Blockchain technology allows users to transfer value or assets between each other without the need for a trusted intermediary. The internet allowed for the digital transfer of information; Blockchain allows for the digital transfer of value, using a distributed or decentralized ledger that is immutable, anonymous, and secure. Blockchain technology has also provided the verification and networking needed to enable “smart contracts”, which allow users to codify significant parts of a workflow process, agreement, or task. Blockchain technology has many applications, including solutions to problems in agriculture, including traceability of food products, finance, insurance, and supply chain transactions. Many companies are working on or have developed solutions in all of these areas that reduce agriculture industry transaction costs and create new networks.

This webinar presentation explains what blockchain is, how it works and how it can solve the problems in agriculture by improving transparency in the supply chain, expanding financial options for farmers, and allowing immediate payment on delivery. We will explore some actual companies operating in the market and offering blockchain solutions in agriculture and smart farm initiatives.

If you would like to join this, shortly before the webinar sign on here.



Latest Innovations in Food & Agriculture Technology- October 4,2018

Atlanta, GA

New advances in AI, biotech, drone technology, IoT, and satellites have transformed the way food is produced, managed, and distributed. Join the Royse AgTech Innovation Network and SPACES for an exciting evening of speakers, panel discussions, technology demos, and networking.


6:00pm – 6:30pm Networking & Food

6:30pm – 6:45pm Introductions

6:45pm – 7:30pm Startup Tech Demos

7:30pm – 8:30pm Investor Panel Discussion

8:30pm – 9:00pm Networking

Interested in demoing your technology or startup? Contact

For more information and registration, click here.


Technology that Improves Rural Life- October 2018

Hangzhou, China

The Royse AgTech Innovation Network has been invited to participate at the “Technology that Improves Rural Life” conference in Hangzhou China in September 2018. We are seeking tech startups in the fields of AgTech, HealthTech, IoT, and Energy to pitch at the conference. Travel expenses (air and hotel) will be paid for companies that are selected to pitch.

If would like to join us in China, please send a pitch deck or executive summary to