2022 Spring Speaker Series:

“From seed to product: AI opportunities from industry and research perspectives”

These engaging virtual talks covered cross-cutting themes that span the full food system and ways in which AI could be a disrupter. Four speakers gave seminars over the course of a few weeks, culminating in a moderated panel discussion and Q&A. You can view the talks on our YouTube channel after each event.

Speakers

“Basecamp Research: Discovery-enabled biodesign through exploration of our planet’s biodiversity,” Oliver Vince, Co-Founder of BaseCamp Research.

How Basecamp Research is exploring biodiversity from the Arctic to the Antarctic in an effort to build the first map of our planet’s environmental metagenome and how this mapping is allowing them to discover and design new solutions for a wide range of biotech sectors, with a key focus on the food and nutrition space.

Thursday, March 31, at 11:00 am PDT

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“A Fireside Conversation with Karim Pichara, Co-Founder and CTO of NotCo

Moderated by Harold Schmitz, Co-Founder and General Partner of the March Fund

Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00 am PDT

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“The Evolution of Innovation in Indoor Farming” Allison Kopf, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Data Products, iUNU
Moderated by Gabe Youtsey

Wednesday, April 20 at 12:00 pm PDT
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“The changing landscape of food and health” Sofia Elizondo, Co-Founder and COO of Brightseed

Moderated by Harold Schmitz, Co-Founder and General Partner of the March Fund

Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 pm PDT
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Spring Speaker Series Panel

The final event welcomed back three of our spring speakers for a fireside conversation. The panelists discussed ways in which AI can be a disrupter across the food system.

Panelists:

Oliver Vince, Co-Founder of Basecamp Research
Allison Kopf, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Data Products, iUNU
Sofia Elizondo, Co-Founder and COO of Brightseed

Moderated by Harold Schmitz, Co-Founder and General Partner of the March Fund

Tuesday, May 31 at 11:00 am PDT

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