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2019 Agbioscience Innovation Summit #AgriNovusSummit

Join AgriNovus Indiana for a day of thought-provoking presentations, engaging panel discussions, and new connections for over 500 industry and business leaders + entrepreneurs + scientists + students + investors and others.

Early-bird pricing of $99 is available until November 1. From November 1 – November 20th (with onsite registration) the pricing will be $149.

8:00 a.m. – Registration Table Opens

9:00 a.m. – Welcome + Opening Comments

  • Beth Bechdol – President + CEO, AgriNovus Indiana

9:30 a.m. – Start-ups Are Our Future…and They are Here in the Midwest
Moderator John Hanak of Purdue Ventures introduces emerging Midwestern agbioscience start-ups for five-minute pitches in front of a panel of  “Sharks”

  • Agbioscience Entrepreneurs
    • Mari-Ann Meigo Fonseca – Co-Founder + CEO, Gelatex
    • Zack James – Founder + President, Rabbit Tractors
    • Mark Byrne – President + CEO, Proteosense
  • Agbioscience Sharks
    • Aaron Schacht – Executive Vice President – Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development, Elanco
    • Aaron Gillum – Senior Vice President, 50 South Capital
    • Yanniv Dorone – Investor, AgFunder

10:15 a.m. – BREAK

10:45 a.m. – Is Animal AgTech the Next Disruptor?
Moderator: Aidan Connolly – CEO, Cainthus

  • Kristin Bloink – VP of Global Research and External Innovation, Elanco
  • Ronny Moser – Director Research and Development, United Animal Health
  • Clint Schwab – Vice President, Science and Technology, The Maschhoffs

11:20 a.m. – gBETA Ag+Bio+Science Accelerator Start-up Spotlight – Featuring…

  • Phytoption
  • Vancoe – LeafSpec
  • Ring-co
  • Progeny
  • Market Wagon

11:45 a.m. – LUNCH

12:20 p.m. – Investing in Food, Health and a Better World
Lucas Mann, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acre Venture Partners, has an “insiders” conversation with food entrepreneur Sam Kass.  Kass is a former White House Chef + Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition in the Obama Administration. He is the founder of TROVE and a partner in Acre Venture Partners.

1:00 p.m. – BREAK

1:30 p.m. – Food and Agriculture’s Very Own “Talent Renaissance”
Moderator: Jason Kloth – CEO, Ascend Indiana

  • Drew Ratterman – Commercial Effectiveness and Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience
  • Wes Davis – Senior Consultant, Global Agribusiness, EY
  • Dr. Stacy McGuire – Principal, Westfield High School
  • Dr. Mathew Palakal – Sr. Executive Dean + Professor of Information, IUPUI School of Informatics + Computing

2:10 p.m. – Disruptive Technologies Present New Opportunities
Moderator: David Johnson – President and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

  • Scott Beck – President, Beck’s Hybrids
  • John Glushik – Managing Director, HG Ventures
  • Theresa Mayer – Executive VP, Research + Partnerships, Purdue University
  • Additional speaker TBA soon

3:00 p.m. – BREAK

3:30 p.m. – What Will Determine the Innovation Investments of the Future?
Moderator: Beth Bechdol – President + CEO, AgriNovus Indiana

  • Paul Rea – Senior VP Ag Solutions North America, BASF
  • Rob Stewart – President, Growth Ventures and Strategic Pricing, Cargill Protein
  • Susanne Wasson – President Crop Protection Business Platform, Corteva Agriscience
  • Randy Sergesketter – Senior VP, Global Platform – Crop Harvesting, Agriculture & Turf Division, Deere & Company

4:10 p.m. – We’ve Got A Good Thing Going Here! Why Indiana?
Moderator: Gerry Dick – President, Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC

  • Rodrigo Iafelice dos Santos – CEO, Solinftec
  • Julie Borlaug – Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, Inari

4:45 p.m. – Closing Comments

5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

  • Guests are invited to stay for a cocktail and networking reception following the conference.