AgPitch startups are working on increasing crop yields and fish vaccines

Repost from Technically Baltimore A pitch competition held in Annapolis last week had an eye toward innovation on the farm – whether the growing was on land or water. For the first time, the Rural Maryland Council Summit included the AgPitch Competition. Westminster-based MidAtlantic Farm Creditwas an organizer of the Dec. 1 event. The pitch competition featured five entrepreneurs. “We received applications from nearly […]

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The Future Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4.0) on Maryland Manufacturing

As RMI Kicks Off 2018, Join an Industry Stakeholder’s Discussion on the Technology and Talent Required for Manufacturers to Compete in the 21st Century 1/17/2018 Thought Leaders: Aris Melissaratos, Dean, Brown School of Business and Leadership, Stevenson University – Our future Suzy Ganz, President, Lion Brothers – Going Digital Means Profits Adam Porter, Director, Fraunhofer USA – 4.0 Technologies and Tools […]

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Even If You Have A Solution That Solves A Problem, Startup Is Not A Sure Thing

A very interesting and worthwhile repost from AgFunder Tales of a Failed Agtech Startup: “Everyone thinks they’re an early adopter; few actually are” The Poultry Exchange was a chicken meat marketplace founded by Janette Barnard in January 2016.  Barnard started the business after realizing the inefficiencies that exist in the spot market for chicken, which accounts for between 10% and 30% of […]

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The State of Play for Farm Robotics

repost from AgFunder Farm Robotics startups are a captivating segment of the agrifood technology sector, partly because robots are fascinating to watch, but also because the problems they solve are pressing, not least the issue of labor. “We can import labor, or we can import our fruits and vegetables,”  said John Oxford of the Produce Marketing Association at a congressional hearing in May of […]

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Hey, Maryland startups: It’s time to be counted

Repost from Technically Baltimore With the startup scene becoming more recognized as an economic player both in the city and around the state, we’ve been hearing more calls for good data on the community. So it may be interesting to find out that there’s a chance to contribute to an effort to quantify the companies in the region. HEY, #DMV COMPANIES! Learn […]

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Bay’s Oyster Aquaculture Harvest Closing in on Wild Fishery

Repost from the Talbot Spy More than a century after the first oysters were planted on a Virginia bar, aquaculture has firmly taken hold in the Chesapeake Bay. The value of Virginia’s oyster farms production has eclipsed the public fishery, and many oyster experts believe Maryland is heading in the same direction. As of last year, 173 Maryland oyster farmers […]

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Univ of MD 4th Annual Food Conference – Dec 6

The Yumpreneurship Food Conference is the 4th annual food conference held at The Universities at Shady Grove by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. ​This food conference is an opportunity for local food and beverage entrepreneurs and businesses to gain exposure by sampling their products to the hundreds of guests in attendance. DECEMBER 6, 2017          5:30pm […]

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Bethesda Green’s Be Green Hub: Call for Applications Due Dec 1

Be Green Hub, the incubator program at Bethesda Green, accelerates startups in environment and food to become successful companies with purpose. Applications are now live and rolling through December 1st for its 2018 Cohort. Apply today to become part of a growing network of successful entrepreneurs. Be Green Hub, the incubator program of Bethesda Green, nurtures start-ups in food and […]

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Steve Case Makes the Case for Growth in the Agritech Industry Sector

The way we grow, raise, store, transport, cook, and consume food is quietly—but rapidly—changing. Steve Case dives into what is bringing about these changes while highlighting recent developments by Revolution portfolio companies that are shaking up the food and agriculture industry. The Future of Food (Part 2) The way we grow, raise, store, transport, cook, and consume food is quietly—but rapidly—changing. Steve […]

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