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September 14, 2017

WG Center for Technology Reaches 47 AgTech Startups

Western Growers welcomes five new start-up companies to its Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The Center now houses 47 total startups working on developing solutions to solve agriculture’s most pressing issues.

The newest innovators in the Center include the following:

AgTools LLC: AgTools provides game-changing intelligence to the agriculture market through up-to-the-moment statistics that affect time, cost, supply, demand and alternatives throughout the produce chain of food. This includes from farm to table, on all levels. The company’s predictive technology will assist clients in solving and simplifying decision making in the food industry.

Clean Concept Energy: Clean Concept Energy is a full-service renewable energy firm that brings together cutting-edge technologies to help clients create solutions that deliver excellent financial and environmental results. Current projects include large-scale solar, demand management, co-generation and energy storage.

FarmWise Lab Inc.: FarmWise builds smart and autonomous robots to solve the problem of weeds in agriculture, saving farmers time, labor and money. Their autonomous vegetable weeder provides consumers with healthier products and greater yields.

Ripe Technology Inc. ( offers tech solutions that help answer what’s in your food, where it’s been and what’s happened to it. creates product histories to tell the complete story of food—from farm to the receiving dock. Additionally, it exposes the journey of food to create new analytics, automation and business models through blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.

TMD Technology Solutions: TMD Technology Solutions develops custom web and app-based software solutions for food and agriculture companies. TMD Technology Solutions’ in-house group of strategists, designers, front-end and back-end web programmers work side-by-side with clients to produce tailored software tools that solve customers’ complex challenges and meet their growing needs.

For a full list of all the startups or to learn about the latest Center happenings, visit the WG Center for Innovation & Technology website. For questions, contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205.