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Steinbeck Innovation Foundation - April 2015 eNewsletter
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CoderDojo Sign Up is Open for 2015 Summer Camp Sessions


Registration is now open for CoderDojo Steinbeck Country's 2015 Summer Camp sessions! Do not miss this opportunity to sign up your coder for this amazing experience. 

Click on one of the two groups below to sign up your coder today! Each option promises a free, fun, and educational opportunity for your student. Please fill out separate applications for each student.

GROUP 1 (ages 8 - 11 only)
June 8 thru June 11
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
at Boronda Meadows Elementary School

GROUP 2 (ages 12 - 17)
July 20 thru July 24
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
at Hartnell College, Alisal Campus

Contact Maggie Melone-Echiburú at mmelone@hartnell.edu or 831-755-6970 for more information or with questions.

Startup Challenge Venture Showcase


Steinbeck Innovation is proud to be a sponsor to CSUMB's Startup Challenge Venture Showcase. This celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit will not only be an excellent networking opportunity, but provide a first-hand look into what it takes to start a business in this competitive environment.

The Startup Challenge Venture Showcase is free and takes place at CSUMB University Center on May 1.

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  
Opening Reception, Networking

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Otter Tank Showdown

Click here to learn more about The Startup Challenge.

April 2015 

Key Speakers Announced for Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas this July!


Leadership members from Monsanto and DuPont, as well as Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms, are among the key speakers at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas on July 8 and 9. Click here for more information on this announcement.

SVG Partners, with Forbes, will convene Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit in the Salinas Valley this July. The Summit will bring together several hundred of the smartest minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges facing food production and the need for innovation.

Click the buttons below to become a sponsor and to nominate a speaker!
 
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Western Growers Partners for Forbes Summit, Sponsors Thrive Accelerator


Western Growers has become a strategic partner, alongside Steinbeck Innovation and SVG Partners, to bring Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit, to Salinas this July. Strategic alliances with Western Growers on Steinbeck Innovation's aligned interests will help to find and cultivate solutions to the dilemmas facing food producers in an age of increasing costs and decreasing access to water.

“With population growth reaching nine billion in 2050 the only way to feed the world will be through technology,” said Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, in a recent press release for the partnership. “We are also in an era of diminishing natural resources especially in California where water is a serious concern because of an ongoing four-year drought. In order to create a sustainable food chain, technologies and innovation must be developed and promoted.”

Western Growers' are also acting as a sponsor and mentor to the finalists in SVG Partners' Thrive Accelerator. Ten start-ups are currently participating in Thrive's incubator. Winners from Thrive's incubator will be announced at The AgTech Summit in July. Other sponsors include Taylor Farms, JV Smith Companies, Chiquita, Dole, Mann’s and Rocket Farms.
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