Cleantech Group, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are excited to host a Power Breakfast focused on cleantech innovation in the agriculture sector.

The California drought is entering its 4th year with little signs of improvement. The California agriculture sector – providing two-thirds of the US’s fruits and nuts, and selling around $50 billion worth of food annually – has been hit especially hard, with lower crop yields and shrinking agricultural revenue.

In the face of all this change, can California step up to the challenge? Will innovative agricultural technologies and business models that enable higher water efficiency and crop yield through better sensors, controls, automation, and predictive and prescriptive analytics solve our problems? Will this be the key driver of adoption for smart irrigation systems and other ag-tech? Does the renewed public and media interest represent a unique opportunity to increase investments in the agricultural sector, already an emerging cleantech market? What needs to be done to bring innovative agricultural technology to scale?

Join us on Tuesday July 28th as we explore potential responses to the water scarcity crisis at hand.


Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time: 8:30 - 11:00 am


8:30 am:    Breakfast and networking

9:00 am:    Opening remarks

9:15 am:    Panel discussion, with audience Q&A

11:00 am:  Closing thoughts and networking


Silicon Valley Bank, Kellogg Auditorium

3005 Tasman Dr

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: Free

Questions? Please contact Heather Matheson by email or phone (415-233-9714).

Conversation Starters:

Co-Hosted By:

Moderator:       Sheeraz Haji
Cleantech Group

Registration is now closed. Thank you for RSVPing.

Isaac Bentwich

Matthew Pryor

Nathan Dorn
Director, Knowledge and Innovation
Reiter Affiliated Companies

Adam Greenberg

Opening Remarks:

Henry Stern
California State Senate Candidate