Community Events & Calls for PITCHES


FOOD IT: Fork to Farm: June 27, 2017

The Mixing Bowl will bring together start-ups, key industry players, investors & representatives from leading global food and agriculture innovation hubs at our flagship event in Mountain View, CA. This year, FOOD IT will focus on the theme of “Fork to Farm”. Traditionally, we have always viewed our food system from the perspective of the farm to the fork, but now technology is enabling the consumer’s fork to become mightier than the producers’ farm. Join us as we explore this shift in power caused by the rise of the tech-enabled food consumer, its upstream production and supply implications as well as downstream societal consequences.

Apps for Ag Hackathon: July 28, 2017

Calling all innovators, new or experienced, to participate in California’s 5th annual “hackathon” competition for food and agriculture, to be held in Sacramento from Friday, July 28th (5pm) – Sunday, July 30th (3pm).  Come together, create a team, define a pr­oblem and build the #AgTEch, #FoodTech, #GreenTech application to solve it – in 48 hours! Pitch your concepts and tech to industry experts in front of a live audience and judges at the California State Fair! We want innovators of all ages, backgrounds, and fields of expertise to participate, so plan to join us!

Date: July 28-30, Location: Sacramento area

1st Place Prize: $10,000, tickets to the UC Davis Food & Ag Entrepreneurship Academy + other resources to help teams start their ventures

2nd Place Prize: $5,000 + other resources to help teams start their venture

3rd Place Prize: $2,500 + other resources to help teams start their venture

Register ASAP @  Early bird registration before June 15th is $25.

Verge 17 – September 19-21, 2017

Are you developing an innovative technology or service in energy, transportation, buildings, infrastructure, urban resilience or the circular economy? VERGE is seeking early-stage companies and entrepreneurs addressing market opportunities in these areas to feature in VERGE Accelerate — a fast-pitch competition that takes place in front of an audience of 2,000 business leaders, government officials and investors at VERGE 17 (Sept. 19-21 in Santa Clara). Applications will be accepted through July 7.

Learn more and apply today:


2017 PrecisionAg® Vision Conference: October 10-12, 2017

After a successful debut, PrecisionAg Vision returns to Phoenix in 2017.   This Summit has a strategic focus on the future of farm digitization and precision agriculture, attracting a global audience of the highest-level stakeholders:  growers, service providers, investors, regulators, and technology disruptors.  The format is designed to ensure maximum interaction among participants.  500+ delegates from 6 continents.

To learn more about this conference, please visit