2018 AgTech Venture Day
Presented by: Golden Angels Investors
Location: Comfort Suites Hotel & Conference Center (725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek, WI, 53038)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Featured Speaker: Chris Prestigiacomo, Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
The day-long event in Johnson Creek – roughly halfway between Madison and Milwaukee – will bring together companies in fields such as precision farming, food packaging, food safety, organics, resource conservation and other disruptive technologies for pitches to Midwest angel and venture capitalists.
Hosted by Golden Angels Investors, one of the Midwest’s largest angel networks, the conference is sponsored by Johnson Creek, Investors Community Bank, BDO, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, 4490 Ventures, Cultivian Sandbox, Open Prairie, the Wisconsin Technology Council, Husch Blackwell, First Business Bank/Trusts & Investments, Godfrey Kahn and Quandt Berndt Company.
A morning panel discussion on “AgTech Investing in 2018: Insights from Experts” will be led by Chris Prestigiacomo, private markets portfolio manager for SWIB and feature seasoned investors in the sector. An afternoon panel on “Success Stories for AgTech Entrepreneurs” will feature three regional entrepreneurs. Presenting companies will present in two tracks.
“The amount and intensity of innovation in agricultural technology right now is leading to a new “Green Revolution” while transforming a vital legacy sector for Wisconsin and the Midwest,” said Tim Keane, director of Golden Angels Investors. “Those opportunities are increasingly attracting the attention of qualified investors who help emerging companies to grow.”