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


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


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


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


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.

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.

Planning for a Harvest - Startups and angels: Along the way to success

Tim Keane

Planning for a Harvest. And in businesses that are not on a "harvest path," this system, (combined with a constantly updated market map) should work well for a long time, potentially providing a lot of positive cash flow for the company and its owners. But.for a company with investors who expect a "harvest," just as things get good on the revenue side, the strategic plan for the companys future becomes very important. Planning for a Harvest.

Pitching to VCs and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital


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

Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

Traditionally, landowners make money by selling timber; trees are harvested for industrial purposes (and thus no longer able to capture carbon). Are the trees standing and capturing carbon or have they been harvested?

The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing


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

5 Secrets That Make Jeff Bezos The Leader Of The Pack

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, he continues to invest in space travel and energy harvesting ( Blue Origin ), even though we haven’t yet run out of energy, and we still have space for growth.

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.

Great Ways for Seniors To Save Money

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Gardening at home is good for your health and vitality, and so is the food you can harvest after planting. If you are a senior citizen, you may be looking to cut expenses and live a more simple lifestyle so that you can enjoy what is most important to you.

Texas Venture Labs Expo Showcases Startups


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


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

Waiakea Water Joins List Of Sustainable Companies


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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Solar Conduction Dryer Wins the Dell Social Innovation Challenge


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

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Both Sides of the Table

Another great option for is Daily Harvest. What I love about Daily Harvest is that everything comes frozen so I can have wholesome food in my freezer and available any time I need a meal or a snack.

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


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.

Conspire Analyzes Your Inbox to Help Strengthen Relationships


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.

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


He also is chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc.

Open Banking Is Becoming The Norm In The Banking Industry: Here’s What You Need To Know


Data harvesting and analysis is quickly topping one of the most the world’s most expensive industries. You may have received a loan from a bank at some point to finance a large purchase such as a house, car, or boat.

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.

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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Marketing Your Eco Business Without Greenwashing

Women Entrepreneurs Can

As more and more consumers get behind the green cause, more and more companies have followed suit, trying to make their companies greener in order to gain traction with eco-aware consumers everywhere.

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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.

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.

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.

5 Pro Secrets On E-Agriculture Online Selling

The Startup Magazine

Every now and then, when you are able to harvest seasonal produce that’s limited in number, use that as your marketing invite. We have discussed the basic steps you should take as you make your farming business competitive in the online domain, through our Pinduoduo E-Agriculture posts.

Why Start-Ups Should Make Use Of Market Research


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.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market


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.

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.

How To Make a Farm More Efficient

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Thanks to the latest technology, farmers can mechanize their planting, harvesting, and other time-consuming processes. Farming is an incredibly rewarding yet challenging occupation. There’s a lot you have to manage, including your crops, animals, and heavy-duty farming equipment.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


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.

6 Things You’ll Need to Start an Organic Farming Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The equipment you use will likely be diesel-powered items like tractors and combine harvesters. It’s no secret that the demand for organic produce is rising. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic produce sales rose to a record $55.1 billion in 2019.

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. 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.”

Why Are These Bestsellers Smashing It on Instagram Stories?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Converse has always made its name by appealing to the alternative masses, making the uncool cool, and harvesting a cult following that’s taken it from strength to strength since its launch way back in the early 1900s.

[INTERVIEW] David Mimran, Director Of The Mimran Group


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.