THRIVE FRESH SUMMIT CHALLENGE

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With over 22,000 produce and floral professionals from more than 60 countries, Fresh Summit delivers global connections, consumer insights and innovative business solutions.

TECH CATEGORIES

FOOD WASTE REDUCTION, FOOD SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

ABOUT THE EVENT

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announced their three-year partnership to seek innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries. This year, four startups have been chosen from all submissions to take the Fresh Summit stage to pitch their solutions. The winner will take away $100,000 in investment value from SVG Ventures plus a coveted spot on the THRIVE VI Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley.

The four finalists presented their pitches in front of the live audience and four judges including NBC Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec; Ted Taylor, head of new ventures and business development at Taylor Farms; Jennifer Maloney, food stakeholder manager at Bayer; and John Hartnett, CEO at SVG Ventures THRIVE. The pitch session was hosted by Vonnie Estes, vice president of technology at PMA and Jonathan Hua, THRIVE Agtech Accelerator Manager at SVG Ventures.

WHEN AND WHERE

PMA FRESH SUMMIT CONVENTION & EXPO

October 17-19

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California

PANEL JUDGES

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John Hartnett

CEO SVG Ventures THRIVE

Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneur, Leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank

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Ted Taylor

Head of New Ventures & Business Development    Taylor Farms

4th-judge

Jennifer Maloney

Food Stakeholder Manager Bayer

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