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Why Is Funding a Challenge for Women-Led Agtech Companies?

By Amy Wu Precision Ag September 18, 2018 — Salinas, CA When it comes to women-led agtech companies the funding discussion never seems to cease. In June..

September 18, 2018

Watch: Global partnership could bring more AG tech to Salinas Valley

By Josh Kristianto KION 5/46 September 4, 2018 — Salinas, CA Western Growers teaming up with New Zealand firm Watch KION broadcast here. It is a major..

September 4, 2018

$50M THRIVE Business Park in Salinas aims to be the premier Ag Tech hub in the Western US

By James Herrera Monterey Herald July 24, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Looking south at the Salinas Airport from the proposed site for a $50 million..

July 24, 2018

More “Voices of the Valley” from WGCIT in Salinas

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 19, 2018 — Salinas, CA A few months ago (5/31/18), we published Western..

July 19, 2018

Ten Things You Don’t Know about the Western Growers CIT

(Source: Western Growers CIT) July 17, 2018 — Salinas, CA Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) brings agtech startups and..

July 17, 2018

Salinas High grad aiming to break world speed record in solar-powered car

By Ayrton Ostly Salinas Californian July 10, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Salinas High alum Lacey Davis, a member of the Cal Poly Prototype Vehicles..

July 10, 2018

Scenes from Forbes AgTech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (All photos by Jan Janes Media) Here are some scenes from the Forbes AgTech..

July 2, 2018

Q&A: Augean Robotics wins THRIVE Innovation Award at Forbes Agtech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Augean Robotics CEO Charlie Anderson, second from left, completed..

July 2, 2018

Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth..

June 27, 2018

SVG Partners unveils plans for the THRIVE Business Park in Salinas and expanded THRIVE-X University Challenge and Accelerator Program

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter, SVG Partners CEO John Hartnett and Ralph Borelli of Borelli Investment..

June 27, 2018

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