AgFunder AgriFood Tech Investing Report

Very cool chart below. The need for agrifood tech and innovation is greater than ever. This creates many opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists to disrupt the industry and create new efficiencies at various points in the value chain. Agrifood tech startups are primarily aiming to solve the following challenges: food waste, Co2 emissions, chemical residues and run-off, drought, labor shortages, health and sugar […]

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Viewing Agriculture Through the Lens of Innovation and Technology – Nov 2

F³ Tech Symposium – Fall 2017 Viewing Agriculture Through the Lens of Innovation and Technology Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Shore Higher Education Center – Room HEC110 Chesapeake College – Wye Mills, MD 21679 ATTENDANCE IS FREE –  includes lunch A one-day event to engage industry into the innovation ecosystem of agriculture technology.  It is a broad […]

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$390,000 Available for Agriculture and Forestry Projects – Pre-Proposals Due Oct 16

A total of $390,000 is available to be distributed to one or more projects.  Projects should be one to two year in duration. Previously funded projects have ranged from $30,000 to $200,000. Projects that leverage this funding with external sources of match funding are preferred. Multidisciplinary and collaborative (academic, stakeholder, industry, agency, etc.) projects will be given priority. Projects would […]

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Business Elevator Pitch Workshop

bwtech@UMBC & TALLsmall Productions brings you this interactive training opportunity to help you develop the tools needed to deliver a concise concise concise business pitch to potential partners, investors, future employees and/or others in your network. The best presentations are authentic, clear, attention grabbing and concise. In this lively launch session, we’ll do a number of interactive activities interactive activities […]

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18 Start-ups Announced for TechBUZZ – Fall Edition

ata Analytics, HealthIT, FinTech, Cyber/Security, Mobility, and IoT Sectors Among Top Industry Sectors Represented WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2017 — As part of MAVA’s ongoing commitment to foster seed and early-stage company growth, the latest group of startup companies has been selected from a range of industry sectors to be showcased on stage at the third installment of MAVA’s year-long TechBUZZ […]

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UMES Ag Field Day – Oct 7

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Farm Building Enjoy informational displays, wagon rides, an apple orchard visit and an exciting opportunity for middle school, high school and college students as well as adults. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Fnu Naveenkumar at 410-621-3650 or by email at fnaveenkumar@umes.edu.

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Climate change, population growth may lead to open ocean aquaculture

A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios — an option that may provide a new source of protein for the world’s growing population. This modeling study found that the warming of near-shore surface waters would shift the range of many species toward the […]

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TechBUZZ Celebrates Success

Opening Keynote: Konstantin Zvereff-Akiiki, CEO BlueCart, Inc. (TechBUZZ Alum – Spring 2015) And Their Story Just Keeps Getting Better! Expansion into multiple markets on the east and west coasts Customer engagement on the BlucCart Platform Raised $17M in growth capital And More…. Thursday, October 19th, 1:00 – 7:30pm Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University 805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052 Konstantin […]

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Report: Baltimore needs stronger financing system to bring more capital to startups

Reprint from Technically Baltimore Startups in Baltimore have seen an uptick in funding over the last several years, but a “more robust” financing system is needed to help them grow. That’s one of the main takeaways from Johns Hopkins’ 21st Century Cities Initiative. It’s called “Financing Baltimore’s Growth: Measuring Small Companies’ Access to Capital.” Read the full report  Using data from Pitchbook, Crunchbase, investment […]

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2017 i.Invest National Youth Business Competition Winners Announced

PR Solutions LLC today announced the winners of the second annual i.Invest National Youth Business Competition. Five teams consisting of youth entrepreneurs, 13 to 19 years-old, walked away with cash and in-kind prizes after successfully completing a six-month web-based competition that included three rounds of scoring, group virtual coaching, one-on-one mentoring and a finale pitch event. This year’s winners are: First Place […]

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