January 19, 2017

Airbnb of Farm Equipment Leads Tech Talk on Tuesday — Register Today

HarvestPort, one of 27 agtech startups in the WG Center for Innovation & Technology, will be leading a Tech Talk on January 24 where they will demonstrate new technology that will helps farmers monetize idle equipment during their off-season. This Tech Talk will be available both online and in person at the Center in Salinas, Calif.

HarvestPort is a platform that allows agribusinesses to share their seasonally-used equipment and assets. Known as the “Airbnb” of agriculture equipment and assets, HarvestPort allows participants to both lease and procure planting, harvesting, transportation and storage resources through an online marketplace.

During the Tech Talk, HarvestPort Co-Founder and Vice President of Technology Chad Hokama, will explain and give a live demonstration on how the platform works. Hokama, an experienced data scientist and computational engineer, previously lead the data science team for Max Levchin’s Glow app, which currently has raised $35 million in venture funding.

 For more information about HarvestPort, join us for the Tech Talk in-person or online and read the “HARVESTPORT: The Airbnb of Farm Equipment” story featured in the WG&S Magazine.


HarvestPort Tech Talk®

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Location: Online or in-person.

Online: you will be emailed a link when you register.

In-person: Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (150 Main Street, Suite 130, Salinas, CA 93901)

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

RSVP: To attend in-person, please RSVP to Emily Lyons at [email protected].
To attend online, please register here.

Tech Talks, which are offered at no cost, are hosted by the Center to introduce WG members and the community to the latest innovations. For more information about the Tech Talk Series or the Center, contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205.