STL TechWeek 2023


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April 25, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Danforth Plant Science Center

975 N Warson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63132

Our Lineup of Experts

Isabel Acevedo

Manager of Community Innovation, Danforth Plant Science Center

Vikram Lakhwara

Co-founder & General Partner, Green Cow Venture Capital

Natalie DiNicola

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Benson Hill

James Arnold

Chief Digital Officer, Rooster

Michael Lamb

CEO, nativeMSG

Claire Kinlaw

Executive Director, InvestMidwest

Rishi Masalia

Director of Macroalgae Research, Running Tide Technologies

Rick Shang

CEO, Vulpes

Brandon Day

COO, The Yield Lap

Connie Bowen

Co-Founder, Farmhand Ventures

George Worrall

Director, Deep Grain

Heather Navarro

Director, Midwest Climate Collaborative

Alfred Jackson

Director of Portfolio, Arch Grants

Event Agenda

9:00 – 9:05 AM    | Welcome by Emily Hemingway, Executive Director of TechSTL

9:05 – 9:30 AM    |  Opening Keynote on “Evolving Models in AgTech Entrepreneurship” by Connie Bowen, Executive Director of Farmhand Ventures

9:30 – 10:15 AM    | “Growing Climate Solutions through AgTech” Panel

          • Moderator: Heather Navarro, Director of Midwest Climate Collaborative
          • Rick Shang, CEO of Vulpes

          • Rishi Masalia, Director of Macroalgae Research, Running Tide Technologies

10:20 – 10:50 AM    |  “AgTech Funding Beyond St. Louis” Panel

          • Moderator: Claire Kinlaw, Executive Director, InvestMidwest

          • Brandon Day, COO of The Yield Lab

          • Alfred Jackson, Director of Portfolio at Arch Grants

          • Vikram Lakhwara, Co-Founder and General Partner, Green Cow VC

10:55 – 11:10 AM     |  “Leveraging Data in Crop Science” Presentation by George Worrall, Director at Deep Grain

11:15 – 11:30 AM     |  “Emerging Marketing Trends in AgTech” Presentation by James Arnold, Chief Digital Officer at Rooster & Michael Lamb, CEO at nativeMSG

11:30 – 12:00 PM     |  “From Private to Public: Benson Hill’s Drive to Modernize the Food System” Presentation by Natalie DiNicola, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Benson Hill

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