AG/SUM Harvest Winning Teams Announced!
The winning AG/SUM Harvest teams were announced on February 19th. Of the 25 teams that pitched, eight were selected as finalists to enter an accelerator program.
Hacker Farm aims to provide a service for people in Tokyo with an interest in agriculture. Their service will enable users to learn about and experience farming.
PPAP proposed a system that enables mass-production of pecan nuts in Japan, along with plans for commercialization and branding.
Focusing on the alarming issue of desertification, AR Team pitched a game that helps protects forests.
Banana Dream aims to grow bananas throughout Japan, combining their innovative farming technique and artificial intelligence.
30% of fish hauled is thrown away during the long distribution process. Tail aims to solve this with a C2C platform for seafood.
The Soil Boosters
The Soil Boosters pitched a service that will increase productivity by collecting data on soil using sensors.
Mushiine pitched a technology that breeds insects as an alternative to animal-based protein.
Plus A pitched a fintech-based service that supports farmers trying to get funding.
The winning teams will receive;
-participation rights to our accelerator program
-a 3-month subscription to Nikkei Asian Review
-a 100,000 yen’s worth Amazon gift card (one card per team)
Congratulations to the winning teams, and good luck in the accelerator program!