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Industry 4.0 – AgTech: Entrepreneur Stories with Adam Greenberg (iUNU)
January 7, 2021 @ 16:00 - 17:30 PSTFree
The global human population is expected to grow to over 9 billion by 2050. Feeding this population using conventional farming methods requires a large amount of land and water, presenting a significant challenge in the sustainable management of crops and food as the population grows. Technology, such as IoT and robotics, for farmers, can be used for soil analysis, monitoring plant and crop growth, collecting field maps, and processing satellite images of land and crops. AgTech, the intersection of Agriculture and Technology, helps improve yield and reduce resource – water, energy, land – needs. According to PitchBook, AgTech startups raised $2.7 billion in 2019 and had already raised $2.2 billion in the first two quarters of 2020.
For this meetup, we’re honored to host Adam Greenberg, Founder & CEO, iUNU. Adam founded iUNU in 2013 to revolutionize the greenhouse industry by using machine vision technology. His passion for agriculture came from his father, who is a botanist and entrepreneur. He is a fifth-generation native of San Francisco and lives in Seattle, where he enjoys traveling and the outdoors. Adam & iUNU have been recognized with a Medal of Excellence nomination from Greenhouse Grower, best new indoor growing technology from United Fresh Produce Association, and Adam was recently named to GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. Adam has also been a speaker & panelist at universities, associations, conferences such as Hemp Industry Daily, MjBizCon, Indoor Ag-Con, and University of Maryland’s annual MAVRIC technology conference. He earned his degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington and is a former financial analyst at Amazon.
iUNU is an industrial computer vision company headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco. Connecting plants, facilities, and people through a single interface, LUNA turns commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand-based manufacturers. An AI born in the heart of Seattle; trained in Silicon Valley and the greenhouses of Skagit Valley; and now accessible from everywhere.