A business coach, author, and public speaker, Olivia is excited to learn about rooftop agriculture and what it takes to develop a sustainable city so she can bring this information back to Kansas City.
Frank is in the process of opening the first of a series of neighborhood-scaled vertical farms in Philadelphia based on a sustainable social impact economic model and is actively looking for experienced growers to join the team.
Kevin brings a broad background in sourcing and procurement, and is interested in learning more about what leaders in the field of urban agriculture are doing to bring food production and greenery to urban spaces and facilities.
Zac is looking forward to networking with urban agriculture thought leaders, seeing the current state of the industry, and identifying efforts that could benefit from technology such as robotics and machine learning.
Patricia Gallardo Krause
As an established eco-entrepreneur who has developed sustainable products from reusable bottles to waste-reducing shopping bags, Patricia is joining the Agritecture Xchange from Chile where she is working on a new urban agriculture startup idea.
Kobe is passionate about food systems and the balance of planet-people-profit, and wants to learn more about vertical farming so he can take knowledge back to South Africa where he is developing a vertical farm.
Fiona is an Independent Consultant, UX Designer and Visual Storytelling Consultant. She is looking forward to learning about the urban agriculture industry in NYC and meet other like-minded interdisciplinary professionals.
Peter Charles Wootton-Beard
Peter is a Research Fellow at the world renowned IBERS research facility in Aberystwyth. He is looking at the relationship between plants and buildings, from a plant science perspective, through the lens of the design philosophy; Biomimicry. Peter is excited to learn more about the Agtech scene in NYC and grow his knowledge and network.
Cole is attending the Xchange with the hope of finding out more about what is going on in the urban ag space by connecting with the people who are working within the industry. He wants to learn about successful projects, failed projects, and where there is room for innovation. Also, Cole is excited to find the most innovative startups in the industry and inform them about the Food+City Challenge Prize.
Senior Vice President, NYCEDC
Founder, Born Dandy Wines
Andrew is a Brooklyn-based attorney whose practice is focused on serving the food and hospitality industries. His passion for food and justice drives him to seek out and work with people who are making our food system more equitable, sustainable and delicious.
Problem Solver, Engineer.
Ramel Smooth Bradley
Community Director at AppHarvest.
Chris is passionate about interpreting the technology and business model changes currently challenging the lighting industry. His newest venture is Ultra Yield Solutions, which works on behalf of the grower to identify, evaluate, specify, acquire, finance, install and maintain lighting solutions for all horticultural applications.
Ahmet Fatih Tanç
Ahemet is an architect based in Istanbul. He is attending the Xchange to learn more about how to integrate agriculture into his work. As Ahmet likes to say, he is looking for “a light at the end of the climate change tunnel”.