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San Diego AgTech Startup Hackathon

by FBT Team

Dozens of Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Farmers, Investors, Students, Community Leaders…Three Incredible Days!

The meeting place of agriculture and technology, AgTech is innovation that builds upon
our best agricultural practices while using every next-frontier technology available to us.

AgTech includes economic opportunities like:

Plants and Livestock

Science of plants/crops and livestock

production Chain

Adding value to the agricultural production chain

Soil Improvement

Soil improvement, equipment, sensors

Sustainability practices

Improvement of sustainability practices

Fresh Brewed Tech and EscondidoThe City of Escondido and Fresh Brewed Tech are partnering to bring the AgTech community together, at Escondido’s potential AgTech incubator!

By bringing together farmers, technologists, community leaders, engineers, and more, we hope to better understand today’s agriculture and food system problems and build solutions together with our local customers for the world.

San Diego, and specifically Escondido is one of the densest farming communities in the state. No better place than to mix our agriculture and tech communities!

What You Can Expect

agtech people

100+ Attendees

Collaborate with some of San Diego’s top AgTech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders

progress an idea

Progress an Idea

Pitch, recruit, and build a team to advance an AgTech idea over three days

expert advice

Expert Advice

Receive help from facilitators and mentors on how to validate an idea

Create an Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

With idea, validation, and first customer data, learn how to craft a minimum valuable product

Pitch Competition

Pitch Competition

Prepare and pitch to a panel of industry judges where you’ll receive feedback and potential follow on meetings

cash prizes

Cash Prizes

$10,000+ cash and prizes awarded to teams based on progress and feedback from judges

Who should attend

Who Should Attend

  • Farmers
  • Employers
  • Technologists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers
  • Innovators and more…

Why You Should Attend

  • To advance your innovative idea into a business
  • To help connect and grow the AgTech ecosystem, right in the City of Escondido.
  • To see the new potential Escondido AgTech Incubator
  • To meet mentors, investors, possible co-founders, and employees
Why you should attend
What You Should Be Prepared For

What You Should Be Prepared For

  • Be prepared to lead a team with your idea or join a team where you believe in their idea
  • Be prepared to test assumptions and learn to ask questions
  • Be ready to work on your idea from Friday to Sunday in a team environment

AgTech Event Timeline

Whether you want to field a team at the Hackathon, join the opening ceremony social, or watch the closing pitch competition, there are events for everyone. See the agenda below!

Day 1: AgTech Community Social and Hackathon Kickoff

Friday, Oct. 21, 3 – 9 p.m.

  • Community social/networking, with food and drink
  • Keynote/talk
  • Presentation of ideas by attendees and group up into teams
  • Orientation on how to progress your idea over the course of the weekend

Day 2: Let’s Get Down To Business

Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Breakfast for teams and mentors, intros by mentors
  • A talk on how to do customer development 
  • Teams go out and get feedback from customer development (2-4 hours)
  • Lunch
  • Come back to analyze results and mentor office hours
  • Analyze learnings, build an early prototype
  • Start putting together presentations and pitch practice

Day 3: Show Us What You’ve Got!

Sunday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Breakfast
  • Put together slides, more mentor office hours
  • Pitch competition presentation with judges, scoring, and prizes ($10,000+)
  • Lunch/social/networking

Thank You to our San Diego AgTech Hackathon
Weekend Partners!

Please email if you are interested in sponsoring - events@freshbrewedtech.com!

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