We’re looking forward to a fun few days in Singapore next month at Indoor Ag-Con Asia, and have a great faculty of indoor agriculture industry leaders joining us for the event. Here’s a sample of what they’ll be discussing:
1. Indoor Agriculture’s Entrepreneurs
We’ve introduced a first-of-its-kind pitch competition with the aim of finding and funding the best new ideas in indoor agriculture globally. Winners receive a $50,000 Startup SG grant from our sponsors at Startup Singapore, as well as a year’s free online Upstart University from Plenty Ag. You can register to pitch at Indoor Ag-Ignite through January 8 at our website, and finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to our entire Indoor Ag-Con Asia audience on January 17.
2. Fund Raising for your Indoor Agriculture Business
Our sibling company – Contain Inc – offers alternate financing to indoor farms, so we’re well aware of the challenges of funding an early stage indoor agtech or farming startup. Given this, we’re looking forward to hearing more of the strategies and approaches that indoor ag firms can take in their fundraising efforts from early stage experts from AgFunder, Bits x Bites, and SparkLabs Cutlivat8.
3. Bugging out on Bugs
The edible insects market hit $33bn by 2015 according to research firm Global Market Insights and – with growth at a healthy 40% per year through 2023 – is one of the hottest areas of the indoor agriculture market. We’re delighted to have speakers joining us from three industry-leading companies; Edible Insect Farming, Protenga and TarBugs.
4. Indoor Agriculture Policy Making
The past year has seen the influence of government policy on indoor agriculture grow significantly, whether in debates over organic hydroponics or in financial support offered to indoor farmers across the world. We even penned a white paper on the subject last year; it can be downloaded for free here. Given this, we’re looking forward to our event being opened by SMS Dr. Koh of Singapore.
5. India’s Rising Indoor Agriculture Industry
Though not traditionally an indoor agriculture hub, India is seeing a burgeoning of its indoor agriculture industry with new farms springing up across the country. We’re excited to hear more about the indoor agriculture movement in India from Future Farms, Junga FreshnGreen and Simply Fresh.
Join Us at Indoor Ag-Con Asia on January 16-17
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