Community Events & Calls for PITCHES

Pitch at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit: March 27, 2017


World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

The Royse Law AgTech Innovation Network is back at the 2017 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit & Future Food-Tech Summit in San Francisco. This year we are proud to feature the first ever Demo Day component of the conference. The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is looking for 12 new and exciting companies to participate in the competition.

Applicants are currently seeking early stage, pre-revenue companies. The selected candidates will pitch their solutions to a panel of investors and industry representatives. The winner will be invited to present as ‘Best Newcomer’ at the World Agri-tech Innovation Summit.

See below to submit your one-page executive summary.  For more details about the Summit, visit  World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit and the Future of Food-Tech Summit.


Pitch to an International Produce Company: March 13, 2017


The Royse Law AgTech Innovation Network is hosting its first private demo day of the year for a leading international produce corporation on the morning of Monday, March 13, 2017. More details will be provided to the company upon selection.

While all startups are encouraged to apply, specific technologies of interest include:

  • Precision Ag, Water Tech, & Irrigation
  • Farm Management
  • Drones
  • Last-Mile Delivery
  • Molecular/Cellular Agriculture
  • FoodTech
  • Robotics
  • Urban/Vertical/Indoor Agriculture


AgTech StartUp Seeking Corporate Officer

Accepting Applications Now

Passionate about environmentally friendly crop protection products? Have you successfully introduced one or more tangible products to market in a small company environment? Do you have experience pitching to investors?

If you said yes to all of the above questions, please consider applying today for a corporate officer position at a natural input startup. Candidates should also possess a technical background in chemistry or biological sciences, received a graduate level degree and/or have experience in managing tech start-ups, have strong presentation skills, and a general desire to help the environment.

If interested, please submit your resume/CV.


Forbes Mixing Bowl NYC: March 21, 2017

A Discussion of Technology’s Role in “Changing Food and Farming at Scale” & “The Fight for the Fork”

You are invited to join us on March 21 in New York for an intimate gathering of thought leaders, innovators, executives, and investors in food, agriculture, and technology. This year, we will engage in substantive dialogue on the role of technology in “changing food & farming at scale” and the “fight for the fork”. This day-long event will consist of moderated discussions, a start-up pitch competition, interactive-themed breakout sessions, and a networking reception.

Location: Forbes on Fifth – 24 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010


Transforming AgTech: April 3-6, 2017

Silicon Valley Forum Presents TRANSFORMING AGTECH: Digital Technology Trends in Agriculture on April 3rd – 6th, 2017.

Announcing our 2nd Annual AgTech Week! The program will bring together 100+ leading agriculture startups, VCs, researchers and business executives to a full week immersive experience in Silicon Valley and Northern California. Participants will visit the ground floor of AgTech innovation, including Sacramento, Davis, Watsonville, and Salinas, as well as exploring the technology ecosystem in San Francisco and Palo Alto.


Pitch at the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Conference: May 5, 2017

Accepting Applications Now

We invite you to attend our 4th Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference! This startup focused event features the latest technologies and industry updates. Our 500+ attendees find partners, investors, and customers every year.

To learn more about our conference, please watch the 2016 Silicon Valley AgTech Conference Summary and visit to learn about all of our events.


Verge Hawaii (Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit): June 20-22, 2017

In partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office, VERGE returns to Hawaii to lead the state’s transformation to a clean energy future. VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit focuses on how technology can help the state achieve its ambitious mandate of 100% renewable energy by 2045, while making its economy more robust and resilient. Attendees will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure for immediate actions and plans needed to advance clean energy integration. This unparalleled event brings together key government officials, military, corporate leaders, utilities and innovators for three days worth of inspirational main-stage sessions, hands-on breakouts and valuable networking opportunities.


Verge – Technology & Sustainability Conference: September 19-21, 2017

Join more than 1,500 leaders from the world’s largest companies, most innovative startups and progressive government agencies to explore the latest technologies, tools and trends accelerating the clean economy.