Austin Webb, Fifth Season
Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and October 2021 Conference Speaker Austin Webb is the CEO and co-founder of Fifth Season. He co-founded the business while obtaining his MBA at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Austin’s interest in robotics sparked while at Tepper, as did a vision for a new, high-tech farming system that would use technology to produce fresher food and make it available anywhere. Fifth Season’s farming system now operates in Braddock, PA, and just one year later is already setting industry standards for efficiency, productivity, and cost.
Austin received the Pittsburgh Dealmaker of the Year Award from Smart Business Network. What’s more, the company is among Fast Company’s list of World Changing Ideas. The farm itself also received recognition from the real estate industry with an NAIOP Pittsburgh award in the Built-to-Suit Industrial category.
Prior to Fifth Season, Webb excelled in the investment banking industry, including roles with FBR Capital Markets in Washington, D.C, and New York.
A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Webb holds a BA in Finance from Wofford College. He currently resides in Pittsburgh.