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TOP FOOD & AG INDUSTRY LEADERS CONVENING IN SILICON VALLEY

The THRIVE Innovation Summit is held annually in Silicon Valley and each year attracts 250+ agribusiness leaders, investors, agtech and foodtech startups, and California and Midwest growers. The summit is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from our THRIVE Top 50, fifty companies shaping the future of the agriculture supply chain as well as leaders of Fortune 500 food and  agriculture corporations implementing these disruptive technologies.

The Innovation Summit includes an Innovation Showcase featuring THRIVE Top 50 startups, THRIVE Accelerator companies and alumni as well as panels and fireside chats covering topics such as blockchain, indoor/vertical farming, biotechnology and automated agriculture.

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event details

date

MARCH 25

time

8:00 am – 6:30 pm

location

Santa Clara University

HEADLINE SPONSOR

$25,000

  • Video Presentation: 2 Minute Summit Spot
  • Stage Podium Board Signage
  • Advance Attendee List Access
  • Speaking Opportunity: Summit
  • Full Page Advert Top 50 Booklet
  • Prominent Summit
  • Sponsorship Branding & Exposure
  • 6 Invitations to Summit
  • 6 Invitations to VIP Dinner

VIP DINNER SPONSOR

$15,000

  • Dinner Sponsor Signage
  • Thank You Announcement: VIP Dinner Sponsor
  • Speaking Opportunity: Dinner
  • Full Page Advert Top 50 Booklet
  • Prominent Summit
  • Sponsorship Branding & Exposure
  • 4 Invitations to Summit
  • 4 Invitations to VIP Dinner

LUNCH SPONSOR

$7,500

  • Lunch Sponsor Signage
  • Thank You Announcement:
  • Lunch Sponsor
  • Half Page Advert Top 50 Booklet
  • Prominent Summit
  • Sponsorship Branding & Exposure
  • 2 Invitations to Summit
  • 2 Invitations to VIP Dinner

RECEPTION SPONSOR

$5,000

  • Reception Sponsor Signage
  • Thank You Announcement:
  • Reception Sponsor
  • Quarter Page Advert Top 50 Booklet
  • Prominent Summit
  • Sponsorship Branding & Exposure
  • 2 Invitations to Summit
  • 2 Invitations to VIP Dinner

SUMMIT SPONSOR

$2,500

  • Summit Sponsor Signage
  • Prominent Summit
  • Sponsorship Branding & Exposure
  • 1 Invitation to Summit
  • 1 Invitation to VIP Dinner

HONORING

NEAL GUTTERSON

SVP & CTO CORTEVA

Lifetime Achievement Award

innovation themes

Climate Positive Agriculture

AgTech Investment

Next Gen Proteins

Vertical Farming

Global Opportunities

Automation

Next Gen Farming

Integrated Supply Chain

2019 speakers

keynote speaker

Beth Ford, CEO, Land O’Lakes

Beth Ford is the 9th President and Chief Executive Officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc., a role she was named to July 26, 2018. Ford was named President and CEO by Land O’Lakes board of directors after a series of successful executive postings within the company since she joined in 2011.

Most recently, as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O’Lakes Businesses. Beth was respondible for the Purina Animal Nutrition, U.S. Dairy Foods and WinField United businesses, wich reported 2017 net sales totaling $14 billion.

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DEBORAH MAGID

DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE STRATEGY, IBM VENTURES

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JOE WEBER

EVP GROWTH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SMITHLFIELD

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BILL EVEN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NATIONAL PORK BOARD

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KARSTEN TEMME

CEO, PIVOT BIO

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LAURIE MENOUD

INVESTMENT MANAGER, BASF VENTURE CAPITAL AMERICA INC.

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CLAUDIA RÖSSLER

DIRECTOR INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CHEMICAL & AGRICULTURE, MICROSOFT

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AIDAN CONNOLLY

PRESIDENT, ALLTECH/ AGRITECH CAPITAL

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MINSOO PAK

PRINCIPAL, EY

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JOHN OTTOBONI

COO AND SENIOR LEGAL COUNCIL, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

Mareese Keane, Platform Director, THRIVE

MAREESE KEANE

DIRECTOR OF THRIVE CORPORATE INNOVATION

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WANG LIWEN

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF NANJING STATE-LEVEL AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION PARK

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NEAL GUTTERSON

CTO, CORTEVA ARGISCIENCE

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PETER VOTKJAER JORGENSEN

VENTURE PARTNER, MAERSK GROWTH

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ROB DONGOSKI

PARTNER, GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS LEADER, EY

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ADAM BERGMAN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CLEANTECH BANKING & HEAD OF AGTECH PRACTICE, WELLS FARGO

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LISA GILLMOR

MAYOR, CITY OF SANTA CLARA

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STEVE KANIEWSKI

CEO, VALMONT

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TEDDY BEKELE

VP AG TECHNOLOGY, WINFIELD, LAND O’LAKES

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VONNIE ESTES

VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION

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TODD MOCKLER

CTO, BENSON HILL BIOSYSTEMS

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RENATO HERSZ

DIRECTOR, SOLINFTEC

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SCOTT HOLMSTROM

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, ELANCO

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MACIEJ KRANZ

VP/GM CORPORATE STRATEGIC INNOVATION, CISCO

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RYAN BARR

SR. DIRECTOR - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, E. & J. GALLO WINERY

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CHRIS KITTS

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

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MICHAEL CHRISENTEN

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL R&D TECHNICAL SERVICES - DRISCOLL’S

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SHERRY PHILLPS

SVP, FORBES LIVE

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LAURENT MARTEL

DIRECTOR GENERAL, INVIVO

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BRITALDO HERNANDEZ

CEO, SOLINFTEC

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MANISH KOTHARI

PRESIDENT, SRI VENTURES

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DAVID ROSENBERG

CEO, AEROFARMS

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WALT DUFLOCK

THRIVE START UP MENTOR

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BETH BECHDOL

CEO, AGRINOVUS

Arama Kukutai, Managing Partner, Finistere Ventures

ARAMA KUKUTAI

MANAGING PARTNER, FINISTERE VENTURES

kirk-bresniker

MANISH KOTHARI

HEWLETT PACKARD LABS CHIEF ARCHITECT, HPE

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GREG YOUNG

SPRUCE CAPITAL PARTNERS

kunal-prasad

KUNAL PRASAD

CO-FOUNDER & COO, CROPIN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

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JOHN HARTNETT

CEO, FOUNDER, THRIVE, SVG PARTNERS

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DANIEL KOPPEL

CEO, PROSPERA

Darryl Matthews, Sector Vice President, Natural Resources, Trimble

MANISH KOTHARI

SECTOR VICE PRESIDENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, TRIMBLE

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AYAL KARMI

COO, TARANIS AG

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POORNIMA PARAMESWARAN

PH.D, CO-FOUNDER, TRACE GENOMICS

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