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New Uses Forum: Accelerating Ag Innovation & Investment
New Uses Forum: Accelerating Ag Innovation & Investment
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute CONFERENCE
Wed, April 08, 2020 — Thu, April 09, 2020
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!


The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s 2020 New Uses Forum will be held April 8th-9th, 2020 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. AURI will partner again with Compeer Financial and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative to offer a conference dedicated to accelerating innovation and investment in the food and ag sector. 

It’ll bring together some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support as well as practical applications. The forum will also include panels on finance and investment capital, entrepreneurial startup experiences, regional resources, and bring back the Bold Open Reverse Pitch challenge from industry-leading companies based and operating in Minnesota. 

Registration: Open
All times are Central Time (unless otherwise specified)
Event Dates
APR
08
WEDNESDAY
to
APR
09
THURSDAY
Registration Closes
March 31, 2020 @ 12:30 am
Location
Address
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  USA
Summary Agenda
AGENDA
Wednesday, April 08
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
REGISTRATION
9:30 AM
WELCOME
9:45 AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
10:30 AM
CAPITAL SOURCES FOR AG INNOVATION
11:30 AM
MN ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT PITCHES: BIOBASED MATERIALS & RENEWABLE ENERGY
11:45 AM
NETWORKING LUNCH
12:45 PM
STATE OF AG INNOVATION IN MN'S ECOSYSTEM
1:15 PM
ADDING VALUE TO FOOD WASTE
2:15 PM
MN ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT PITCHES: FOOD
2:30 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
3:00 PM
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PANEL: FUNDING & TRENDS
4:00 PM
MN ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT PITCHES: COPRODUCTS
4:15 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
4:30 PM
BOLD OPEN REVERSE PITCH
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Thursday, April 09
7:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:00 AM
ENTREPRENEURIAL & FINANCE SUCCESS STORIES
8:30 AM
STRATEGIES & TRENDS IN FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS
9:00 AM
INNOVATIONS IN BIOBASED MATERIALS & RENEWABLE ENERGY
10:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 AM
FOOD ENTREPRENEUR SCALE-UP PANEL
11:30 AM
FIRESIDE CHAT
12:00 PM
2020 AG INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT
12:05 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 PM
ADJOURN
Featured Speakers
SPEAKER
Michael Rakes
Entrepreneur in Residence, Dairy Foods - Land O'Lakes
SPEAKER
Luca Zullo
GREENYUG, VP of Business Development & Commercialization
SPEAKER
Ladan Manteghi
Senior Advisor, Georgetown University GSEI
SPEAKER
Stacy Cook
President, Koda Energy LLC
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Selection Options
US Dollar
General Registration
General Registration
$ 150.00 
 
Investor Registration
Investor Registration
$ 250.00 
 
Student Registration
Student Registration
$ 20.00 
 
Bold Open Reverse Pitch and Reception (ONLY)
Bold Open Reverse Pitch and Reception (ONLY)
$ 10.00 
 
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