Solving Hard Problems: Traptic’s Harvesting Robots

K9 Ventures

The wheat would be harvested with sickles and then threshed by hand to separate the grain. But then, I drove down through Watsonville, CA on the way to Monterrey and saw acres and acres of strawberry, lettuce, and other ground crops that were still being harvested by humans — with their hands. ” Harvesting is a very repetitive, manual labor task. For the most part it’s rare for someone to say that they enjoy harvesting.

Harvest your social media contacts

Berkonomics

You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. The first semi–secret source is your LinkedIn contact list. You probably thought it was proprietary to LinkedIn, or at worst, available only when sending messages through LinkedIn to your list. I have thousands of LinkedIn contacts and am willing to assume you have a large number as well.

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The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products

SiliconHills

She was singing about the farmers who came into Tokyo at night to collect […] The post The Future Belongs to Companies that Can Harvest Waste Into New Products appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951, William McDonough remembers his mom singing to him at night in Japanese with her Alabama accent about the night soil and the workers with their honey wagons.

Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space

SiliconHills

To bring the natural resources […] The post Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space appeared first on SiliconHills. Scott Wilcox, the director of South by Southwest Eco introduced the conference’s kickoff keynote address by Chris Lewicki, the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, Monday morning. “I am really excited about our opening speaker,” Wilcox said. “He helms a company whose vision is to do the impossible now.

Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform

SiliconHills

With food delivery skyrocketing, delivery companies are duking it out over contracts […] The post Harvest Plans to Wrap All Your Food Delivery Into One Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Food delivery, whether in-home meal kits, like Blue Apron, or foodservice delivery, like Favor, is on the rise. Restaurant delivery, excluding pizza, grew by 33 percent since 2012, according to NPD Group’s foodservice market research.

Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

We expect harvest to occur three weeks earlier than our 2013 crop, which was picked on October 3. Since we replanted the vineyard in 2000, this may be the earliest Levensohn harvest yet (our latest was just before Halloween in 2005). do expect an excellent harvest again this year, with high fruit quality for cabernet sauvignon.

Optimizing your Customer Acquisition Funnel

For Entrepreneurs

Startup Help freemium Harvesting demand versus creating demand Hubspot Inbound Marketing JBoss Lean startup Mirror42 Optimize customer acquisition funnel Remove blockage points in sales funnel Sales funnel sales process optimization SysomosAlmost every sales and marketing funnel has blockage points where the conversion rates are lower than hoped, or the process cannot be scaled.

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Austin Andrew Romans Austin Ventures DLA Piper Eric Garcia Harvest Growth Capital Krishna Srinivasan LiveOak Venture Partners Lou Marchetti Pat Noonan Silicon Valley’s Georgetown Angels The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets from Leaders in the Startup Game Vista Equity Partners By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News If you, as an entrepreneur, email a VC firm, it’s a crapshoot whether they’ll even open it, much less read it.

Weekend Favs April Twenty Six

Duct Tape Marketing

Good stuff I found this week: Harvest – Time tracking app that plugs into all your project and client work. DTM Favs Glip Harvest Hello Vibe Weekend Favs April Twenty Six written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog The logistics of moving the 9 ton Amenemhat II Energy Harvesting Displays Uncle Sam’s App Store Farmer’s Mobile Catastrophe Fleet. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Calling Entrepreneurs: Huge Markets in Lab Grown Meats

Campus Entrepreneurship

In 2004, a group of researchers started the non-profit organization New Harvest , with the goal of promoting research into in vitro meat. From the New Harvest website: One novel line of research is to produce meat in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal. The resulting cells can then be harvested, seasoned, cooked, and consumed as a boneless, processed meat, such as sausage, hamburger, or chicken nuggets.

"How to patch stupidity"

deal architect

The article goes into the growing sophistication of "spearphishing" through harvesting of social networks to present personalized data. Interesting article in Dark Reading on the relatively powerful defense that comes from users who are trained to be smarter about security. Industry Commentary

6 Ways To Pull In Customers Without Push Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Robert Nathan Allen started eating bugs in Austin about four years ago and now he runs a cricket farm to harvest and sell edible insects. Eating bugs makes sense nutritionally, the insects are protein and iron rich, Allen said. Bugs also use less land, water and produce […] The post The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Waiakea Water Joins List Of Sustainable Companies

YoungUpstarts

Harmless Harvest. Harmless Harvest is a startup with plans to grow much bigger. Life in the office can be pretty frustrating if you’re a person that cares about sustainability and the environment. There are energy-inefficient overhead lights that are left on around the clock. Break rooms have plastic utensils and entirely too much paper is used. Increasingly, though, more and more companies are getting rid of these office norms and becoming environmentally friendly.

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Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The eighteen companies demonstrating at Texas Venture Labs Venture Expo Thursday ranged from those that had found a better way to harvest antibodies to companies that could increase efficiency and reduce the cost of hybrid cars to a website that aggregates the products used by various celebrities. […] The post Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup closed its Series A round with additional investment from Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity and a number of Austin investors. Factom, a blockchain technology company, announced Tuesday that it has closed on $8 million in funding. In October, Factom announced it had closed its Series A round with $4.2 million in investment from […] The post Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge

SiliconHills

Because of lack of refrigeration, 20-to-30 percent of their harvest is spoiled, leaving them in perpetual poverty. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Shital Somani riveted the audience instantly, beginning her 90-second pitch at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge awards by announcing that 25 percent of farmers in India commit suicide. Solar Conduction [.] The post Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Steps To Move From Inspiration To Business Reality

Startup Professionals Musings

I love good causes and social entrepreneurs, but a recent pitch to me about eliminating world hunger with a new product (harvesting algae at low cost) seemed to forget that really hungry people don’t have any money. As a new business advisor and occasional investor, I get approached regularly by people who have a dream or a new business idea, and are looking for support and money to make it a reality.

10 Apps For Student’s Online Learning During COVID-19

YoungUpstarts

The e-learning marketplace is also ripe for harvesting. This coronavirus outbreak has confined more than a billion students, all over the world, to their houses.

Afraid To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone? Then You Can’t Lead In The Age Of COVID.

YoungUpstarts

He also is chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. by Dr. Jim White , founder and president of JL White International and bestselling author of “ Opportunity Investing: How To Revitalize Urban And Rural Communities With Opportunity Funds “ COVID-19 has disrupted the business world, and the “normal” of a few months ago may never return. In this new landscape, how business leaders process and react to new challenges will be crucial.

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Content Marketing Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization.

Big Data, Big Danger: Protecting Your Most Vital Business Asset

YoungUpstarts

Can you put a price on the value of the big data harvested by your business? You can harvest information about almost anything these days – but is it providing value to your business? Many business experts believe it could be the most valuable asset you have. Whether you like it or not, every business is a digital business now. And unless you are putting data at the heart of your business, you will be missing out on a lot of opportunities.

The story of ice

Start Up Blog

Originally ice was sold through an ice harvesting business. In the ice harvesting business in the early 1900’s, this meant that Bubba and Junior would go to a frozen lake or a frozen pond during the winter time and physically cut out large blocks of ice. And in 1900 over 900 million pounds of ice was harvested in the USA. And very few (if any) producers went from ice harvester, to ice factory, to refrigerator manufacturer.

[INTERVIEW] David Mimran, Director Of The Mimran Group

YoungUpstarts

Due to their location above the seafloor bedroom, harvesting them is not a major technical challenge, although there are obvious challenges involved in underwater extraction. There’s no other way to say it: David Mimran has an impressive CV.

Why Start-Ups Should Make Use Of Market Research

YoungUpstarts

Harvesting unbiased, objective opinions from across your target audience will help you to spot any flaws in your idea while there’s still time to fix them. Whenever you are about to embark on a major life decision or project, you will ask friends, family, or knowledgeable acquaintances their opinion. It can be very useful, but how much more helpful might it be to get the views of a broad cross-section of the public, who aren’t known to you personally?

Conspire Analyzes Your Inbox to Help Strengthen Relationships

SiliconHills

Alex Devkar and Paul McReynolds, both lawyers with computer science degrees from Stanford, set out to harvest the intelligence in the inbox by analyzing the strength of relationships among a person’s contacts. Conspire wants to strengthen the relationships with people in your inbox.

Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Louisiana Caviar Company harvest its caviar from bowfin fish in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp, which is the largest wetland in the U.S. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company. The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. The company sells caviar with a Cajun twist, flavoring the delicacy with various Cajun spices.

Choosing Essential Equipment for Your Small Farm Business

Up and Running

Harvesting Equipment. Modern harvesting equipment allows farmers to save precious time and labor costs during harvest time. Without these machines, which average 150 acres per day, there can be no cereal, potato or beet harvest. Harvesting equipment includes combine, forage, potato, beet and flax harvesters. . To justify this purchase, a farmer needs to use his harvester for more than 300 hours a year.

How to Do Cannabis Cultivation Business Planning for Growth

Up and Running

Keep in mind that you may not sell all of your first, second, or third harvests for months. Harvests can be unpredictable. Sometimes, the harvest date may be later than expected. Plan to be able to tolerate at least a year of growing before harvesting a few abundantly producing plants. When your first harvest comes in, you will have your leads. Developing a cannabis cultivation business requires significant planning, dedication, and focus.

Two Major Supreme Court Decisions on Patents

Feld Thoughts

If you own real estate in Marshall, Texas , it’s time to harvest your investment. In moments of political despair, Amy reminds me that we have three branches of government. Around issues that I care a lot about and have engaged in over the years, the Judicial Branch seems to be the most functional right now, at least from my perspective. This was reinforced by two things this week. The first was a conversation Jason and I had with senior staffers of a non-Colorado senator.

What industries have the most workplace fatalities?

The Startup Magazine

Workers in the logging industry harvest trees that are processed into woods for consumer goods and construction needs. Federal law requires workers are provided with a safe place to work.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

The online grocery retailer sources its fresh foods from a number of independent farmers, including – Maple Lane Farms, Stonington Seafood Harvesters, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Wood Homestead Maple Syrup, The Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, New England Provisions, Coach Farm, amongst others – and puts their offerings online direct for consumers.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters.

Push Marketing Has Been Replaced By Pull Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization. Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.”

10 Ways To Identify Opportunists, Time Wasters, & B *s

YoungUpstarts

A few weeks later, you’re waking up freezing in a bathtub full of ice in Tijuana with a note taped to your forehead telling you to “get to the doctor fast if you want to live,” because your new friend just harvested your kidney and took equity in your new company.

6 Ways For Startups To Offer Greater Marketing Value

Startup Professionals Musings

They can find their personal tilt that sets them apart, build a base of followers as a foundation to a business, and then harvest the audience for diversification and monetization. Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.”

What Happens to Farming When Water Is 10x More Expensive & Labor Is Scarce?

Hunter Walker

Even when you can grow, can you harvest? I haven’t written much about Homebrew’s investments in the agriculture space but there are two of note, and both are based on beliefs which might be controversial to some. Our global food supply chain still functions as if water is free and limitless. Our global food supply chain assumes that cheap labor is available wherever and whenever needed.

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7 Guidelines For Entrepreneurs To Do The Right Thing

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s important to learn from peers, advisors and mentors that the required mindset must be combined with specific actions, including the ones outlined above, before value can be harvested. Most entrepreneurs I know want to do the right thing for their businesses, as well as themselves, but they are not always sure what that means. Does it mean the right thing from a customer perspective, societal impact, maximizing business returns or personal benefit?

The Latest Changes Revolutionizing the World of Healthcare

Women Entrepreneurs Can

However, any potential solutions named so far have been hugely controversial, such as laboratory grown organs, as well as the concerns of organ harvesting in certain parts of the world.

Valuations 101: The Venture Capital Method

Gust

The concept is simply…since: Return on Investment (ROI) = Terminal (or Harvest) Value ÷ Post-money Valuation. (in So, let’s address each of these: Terminal Value is the anticipated selling price (or investor harvest value) for the company at some point down the road; let’s assume 5-8 years after investment. For example, a software company with revenues of $20 million in the harvest year might be expected to have after-tax earnings of 15%, or $3 million.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 9: Jered Lawson and Chase Adam

Steve Blank

There are shareholders who commit in advance of the season, and then the dividend is their harvest. Every week throughout the harvest season you get that diversity of foods …being harvested from that farm. … Passion powers entrepreneurs; tenacity pulls them through, and entrepreneurship can do good for the world explained todays guests on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere , my radio show on Sirius XM Channel 111. Jered Lawson.

How Lemming VCs Cause Venture Recessions

Mucker Lab

The expected lull between “seed” and “harvest”. So when an investment thesis becomes popular, when a new technology becomes available, when a new media consumption platform becomes dominant, if we believe in the trend, we have to “seed” an investment within the first three years and hope to “harvest” 5–10 years later. Following the inevitable ups and downs of the VC investment cycle, and what founders can do when it all turns cold. The “venture recession” of 2016 is in full swing.