MAY 23-25 2017 | TORANOMON HILLS

Having successfully organized two major global start-up events
––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc. is now focusing on agritech,
and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

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    Finalists Announced!AG/SUM HARVEST

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    Shinjiro KoizumiMember of the House of Representatives

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    Andrew D. IveSOSV / Food-X Managing Director

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    Yasufumi MiwaThe Japan Research Institute, Limited Center for the Strategy of Emergence Senior Specialist

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    Eric WardAgBiome, Inc. Co-CEO

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    Hillel MiloAquagro Fund LP Founder, Managing Partner

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    Andrew ZiolkowskiCultivian Sandbox Food, AgFund Managing Director

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    Cal Foulnerbeanstalk Founder

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    Douglas C. CameronFirst Green Partners Managing Director

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    Matthieu VermerschVisVires New Protein Founder & Managing Director

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    Takeshi MatsumotoFarm Alliance Representative Director

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    George KellermanYamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley COO, General Partner

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    Aaron MagenheimAgTech Insight Founder & CEO

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    Satoshi Koikevegetalia Representative Director & President

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    Yuriko KatoM2 Labo. Inc. Representive Director & President

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    Noboru NoguchiHokkaido University Research Faculty of Agriculture Professor

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    Mitsuru Izumoeuglena Co., Ltd Representative Director & President

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    Reinhard WolfRWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG CEO

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    Hiroyoshi IwataGraduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor

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    Makoto KimuraHATAKE COMPANY Representative Director & President

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    Hiroshi ManoEverySense Japan Representative Director & CTO

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    Nitza KardishThe Trendlines Group Vice President

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    Shinichi SasakiRoutrek Networks Representative Director

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    Rob LeclercAgFunder CEO & Co-founder

NEWS

Having successfully organized two major global start-up events––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc.is now focusing on agritech, and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

“Agritech”, the fusion of agriculture and technology, has the power to change the future. Many problems surround the food we eat--the rapidly declining number of farmers, serious global food shortages, the challenges of building a sustainable system. We believe that agritech, and the new businesses that stem from it, can help solve these global issues.
Title AG/SUM: AgriTech Summit
Date May 23-25, 2017
Venue Toranomon Hills Forum
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 4th-5th floor,
1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-6305
Organizer Nikkei Inc.

FOUR PROGRAMS

AG/SUM is an event at which ideas on agritech will be exchanged.
Our goal this time is to create a future for new agriculture in Japan.
AG/SUM will be comprised of four programs, a symposium, workshops, “Harvest”, and “Land”.

AG/SUM Symposium
Listen to experts discuss the future of agritech. Topics range from alternative foods to collaboration between fintech and agritech.

coming soon

AG/SUM Workshops
Join interactive workshops led by industry experts. Share and exchange knowledge on agritech-related topics.

coming soon

AG/SUM Harvest
A combination of a hackathon, an ideathon, and an accelerator program. Discover how the ten teams are progressing in their journey towards product launch.

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AG/SUM land
Experience cutting-edge technology presented by farmers and startups. Visit the "Innovation Stage," to hear startup showcases and panel discussions.

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Having successfully organized two major global start-up events
––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc.is now focusing on agritech, and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

SPEAKERS

AG/SUM brings together leading experts from different fields
to discuss a wide variety of issues relating to agriculture and agritech.

Shinjiro Koizumi
Member of the House of Representatives
Let's use innovation and support for new players in the market to change Japan's agricultural sector.
Yasuhiro Sato
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Director & Exectuive Office President, Group CEO
One Mizuho is striving to increase farm production competitiveness and resolve food-related issues through farming x technology x finance collaborations.
Yasufumi Miwa
The Japan Research Institute, Limited
Center for the Strategy of Emergence Senior Specialist
Technology like IoT and AI has the potential to bring creativity and profitability to the agricultural sector.
Andrew D. Ive
SOSV / Food-X
Managing Director
Excited to meet other industry leaders and potential startups needing investment.
Eric Ward
AgBiome, Inc.
Co-CEO
Japan has a great track record in crop protection innovation. I'm keen to hear about new developments.
Hillel Milo
Aquagro Fund LP Founder,
Managing Partner
Creating cooperation and collaboration is critical to meet the challenges we are facing in feeding the world.
Andrew Ziolkowski
Cultivian Sandbox Food, AgFund
Managing Director
I am pleased to see important institutions in Japan focusing on tech and the food and agricultural industry.
Cal Foulner
beanstalk
Founder
I'm very keen to meet agritech startups from across Asia, particularly those focusing on indoor farming.
Douglas C. Cameron
First Green Partners
Managing Director
I am excited to learn more about Japanese agritech startups.
Matthieu Vermersch
VisVires New Protein
Founder & Managing Director
The industry is ripe for innovation and reinvention, and we're thrilled to be in the heart of it at AG/SUM.
Takeshi Matsumoto
Farm Alliance
Representative Director
Japanese farming is approaching a new stage. AG/SUM will be our first chance to share this with the world.
George Kellerman
Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley
COO, General Partner
Japan should be the world leader in agritech, but isn't. I hope AG/SUM brings attention and momentum to agritech.
Aaron Magenheim
AgTech Insight
Founder & CEO
It's a world economy and I'm happy to promote cooperation - but it NEEDS results - not talk without action.
Noboru Noguchi
Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Agriculture
Professor
Mitsuru Izumo
euglena Co., Ltd
Representative Director & President
I hope to create opportunities for open innovation with major corporations and university startups.
Reinhard Wolf
RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG
CEO
Hiroyoshi Iwata
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor
Makoto Kimura
HATAKE COMPANY
Representative Director & President
Hiroshi Mano
EverySense Japan
Representative Director & CTO
Nitza Kardish
The Trendlines Group
Vice President
I am excited to share Israeli agritech innovations and to learn more about the Japanese agritech ecosystem.
Shinichi Sasaki
Routrek Networks
Representative Director
Rob Leclerc
AgFunder
CEO & Co-founder
Japan has a good reputation for both food and technology, uniquely positioning it as a potential agritech leader.
Nick Gibson
Xinova, LLC.
Senior Vice President of Partnerships Group & Head of Marketing
Harvest Judge
Satoshi Koike
vegetalia
Representative Director & President
I hope to start a "Green Revolution" among the next generation using the latest technology and plant science.
Yuriko Kato
M2 Labo. Inc.
Representive Director & President
I hope that bringing together those interested in agriculture will create technology to supply tasty, safe food.
Shin Kikuchi
Planet Table
Founder
Shinnosuke Kubota
Agricultural Journalist
Kengo Kitaura
AGRIBUDDY Ltd.
CEO
Senichi Makino
Maisen Fine Food Co.,Ltd.
Representative Director & President
Our mission is to produce foods that contribute to health and to protect the planet for future generations.
Blake Burris
flux IoT
CEO
Nathan Dorn
Food-Origins
CEO
Jeremy Warren
Astrona Biotechnologies
CEO
Tom Tran
Sero Intelligence
CEO
Shiro Takakusa
Nomaport Inc.
Representative Director
I hope agritech will accelerate the collaboration between agriculture and social welfare.
Dario Galbiati Alborghetti
Atlantic Food Labs
Managing Director
It's a great opportunity to connect globally with different industry players.
Reinhard Bauer
Agro Innovation Lab GmbH
CEO
I'm excited to gain insights into Japan's startup scene!
Cédric Giorgi
Sigfox
Director of Special Projects
I'm really excited to share and learn around opportunities for the agricultural sector thanks to the Internet of Things.
Seana Day
The Mixing Bowl, Better Food Ventures
Partner
Matthew Coleman
PrecisionHawk
VP Business Development
Eric Ellestad
Local Roots
Founder / CEO

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STARTUPS

CropIn Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

http://cropin.co.in

FreshSurety Corporation

http://www.freshsurety.com/

Sero Intelligence

http://sero.ai

TANKA Co., Ltd.

http://tanka-eco.info/

Maisen Fine Food Co., Ltd.

http://www.maisen.co.jp

Agri Info Design, Ltd.

http://agri-info-design.com

Enowa Co., Ltd..

http://enowa.jp

Drone Japan Co., Ltd.

http://www.drone-j.com/

SPREAD Co., Ltd.

http://www.spread.co.jp/

Septenary Agriculture Inc.

http://www.sept-agri.co.jp/

GINZA FARM Co., Ltd.

http://www.ginzanouen.jp

Farmship, Inc.

http://farmship.co.jp

AGRI HOLDINGS, INC.

http://agri-hd.com/

Farmfes. Co., ltd.

https://www.farmfes.com/

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MISSION

SEED

All over the world, innovative farmers, start-ups, companies, and research institutions are coming up with new agritech ideas. We will exchange those ideas at AG/SUM, crossing borders and industries. Let’s plant these new business seeds together.

GROW

We must all work together to grow these seeds through open innovation. Top experts, accelerators, and incubators from within Japan and overseas will come together at AG/SUM. With their help, the seeds will sprout.

CREATE

We need the support of investors and funds, companies, and governments for the sprouts to grow into real businesses. When all parties work together and agritech businesses blossom globally, it will create a brighter future for agriculture and the many people involved in it. This is the final goal of AG/SUM.

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