The AGathon is Hawaii’s first ag-tech hackathon. Its purpose is to support Hawaii farmers and strengthen the Hawaii agriculture industry through collaboration with Hawaii’s innovation community, which includes startups, entrepreneurs tech firms, independent software developers, designers, and more.
Kickoff – Reverse Pitches
The AGathon 2017 kickoff was held Jan. 6, 2018 at the Hawaii Agricultural Research Station (HARC) in Kunia. Participants heard five “reverse pitches,” in which representatives from Hawaii’s ag community presented specific challenges that could be addressed through the application of technology and innovative thinking.
Even if you were unable to attend the kickoff event, you are invited to review these pitches, develop ideas, form teams, and join us at Impact Hub Honolulu for hackathon weekend, Jan. 13-14, 2018!
Pitch #1: Food Waste
Reverse pitch #1 on “Food Waste” by Robyn Pfahl, Hawaii Farm to School Coordinator, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.
Pitch #2: Immigrant Farmers
Reverse pitch #2 on “ESL” by Ken Nakamoto, Agribusiness Development Corporation.
Pitch #3: Farm Data
Reverse pitch #3 on “Farm Data” by Rob Barreca, Director, Farm Link Hawaii (LocalOrbit).
Pitch #4: Food Traceability
Reverse pitch #4 on “Food Traceability” by Luisa Castro, Food Safety Program Manager, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.
Pitch #5: Ag Crime
Reverse pitch #5 on “Ag Crime” by Brian Miyamoto, Executive Director, Hawaii Farm Bureau.