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PitchFest Finals - September 19

Join us for the PitchFest Finals -- a competition that will bring together six of the top new ag technology companies in the Sacramento Region to present their innovative business concepts before a panel of distinguished judges. Companies will compete to win an invitation to present in front of key stakeholders in agriculture at the AgStart Showcase on October 16th and a scholarship to attend the UC Davis Childs Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Food, Ag, and Health Entrepreneurship Academy on October 22-24. 

You won't want to miss this great opportunity to catch the pulse of ag tech innovation in our region and to mix and mingle with our vibrant ag tech community!  Space is limited so register now to assure your spot!

Eventbrite - AgStart Launch Event

Seventeen local Ag tech innovators applied for the first annual AgStart PitchFest and 6 finalists were chosen to compete Thursday September 19th at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Join us!

The six finalists are (drum roll)

We would like to thank our AgStart PitchFest Mentors & Judges for their time and support!

AgStart PitchFest Mentors

Roger Akers, Managing Partner, Akers Capital
Dan Koellen, Board President, Sacramento Angels
Harry Laswell, Managing Director/Co-Founder. American River Ventures
Steve Mills, General Partner, DCA Capital Partners
Dave Sanders, Managing Partner, World Bridge Partners

AgStart PitchFest Finals Judges

Taylor Bentley Jose Blanco Oleg Kaganovich Fred Mendez
Taylor Bentley
Weintraub Tobin
Jose Blanco
Central Valley Fund

Oleg Kaganovich 
Black Emerald
Capital Partners

Fred Mendez, Sr.

John Selep Ronald Tackett

Joe Schmidt 
John Selep
Managing Director
Insight and Execution
Ronald Tackett
Housing Program Director
USDA Rural Development
Joe Schmidt
Director, Global Business
Development & Licensing
Bayer CropScience


Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Gallagher Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616


General Admission:  $40, SARTA Member $20

For SARTA discount information, contact or call 916-231-0770

Click  for information on becoming a SARTA member

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