the future of food 2.0

Episode 3:
Building AgriTech Clusters

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Event Recording

Accelerating Startups and
Scale-ups in AgriTech

The next edition in CityAge’s Future of Food series will look at how leading regions are driving strategies to foster and attract talent and build amazing companies. 

And how to give our entrepreneurs the skills that can build global market share.

speakers include:

Gavin Dew

Chief Strategic Advisor,
Abbotsford Tech District

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Dr. Robert Newell

Associate Director,
Food and Agriculture Institute,
University of the Fraser Valley

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Hannah Tucker

Balance Point Ventures

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Dr. Evan Fraser

Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph

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Sjaak Wolfert

Theme Ambassador Digital Innovation in Agri-Food,
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands 

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Jason Bradley

Strategic Partnerships,
Olds College

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Dave Smardon


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Zach MacDonald

Operations & Talent,
Milk Moovement

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Stephanie Savoie


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Dr. Lenore Newman

Canada Research Chair,
Food Security and Environment,
School of Land Use and Environmental Change,
University of the Fraser Valley

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Kolby Nichol

Director of Capital Enablement,

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Zahra Alani

Event MC,

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Agenda for June 3rd

(All times PT)

11:30 AM Welcome by Event MC
11:35 AM Presentation by: Hannah Tucker
11:55 AM Presentation by: Gavin Dew
12:10 PM In Conversation: Lessons from the world’s agritech leaders
12:30 PM Presentation by: Robert Newell
12:45 PM Panel: Building Agritech Clusters
1:15 PM Closing Comments by: Dave Smardon
1:20 PM Session Close

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