The Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam (CMLV) Agri-Techathon will be happening from 25 to 26 November 2017 at the Royal University of Agriculture! This event will be hosted by multiple investors and innovators, which includes Hong Kong Angel Investment Foundation, Vertical Farming Association in Israel and China Beijing Dongsheng Science and Technology Park– so those attending are in for a real treat!
Supported by the Royal University of Agriculture and Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Global Student Entrepreneur Network, the agri-techathon is comprised of two exciting segments – the Investor-Entrepreneur-Industry Seminar and the Technology Hackathon.
In recent years, agriculture investment has become a hot topic as a result of the high inflow of capital and human resource into technology, agriculture development and investment.
Themed Agri-Tech Venture Growth Hackathon and Technology Exchange through Entrepreneurship, participants of the Investor-Entrepreneur-Industry Seminar can expect to hear from international representatives of organisations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Belt and Road Angel Investment Roundtable and the Mekong Business Initiative.
Speakers will discuss and debate on topics the following topics:
1. Hydroponics and Vertical Farming
2. Internet of Things and Big Data in Agriculture
3. Financial Inclusion in Agriculture Technology and Payment
The other segment of Agri-Techathon 2017 is the Technology Hackathon. The hackathon will put participants’ skills and techniques to the test through 36 hours of growth hack. Aside from the opportunity to learn from notable speakers and mentors, the grand prize of the hackathon is a sponsorship to Beijing, China for a whopping 1 million RMB angel investment.
However, in order to win the grand prize, participants must impress a panel of judges comprised of a representative from Zhongguancun, Beijing, China, an angel investor from Israel, a representative from the Belt and Road Angel Investment Roundtable and a representative angel investor from Cambodia.
The hackathon will be held from 2pm on 25th Nov till 7pm on 26th Nov at the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh. The seminar will be held from 9:30am till 1pm at the same venue.