2016 Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy
Program Materials

Link below to view and/or download program materials. Presentation slides will be posted throughout the academy, following each presentation.

Participant Biographies
Speaker Biographies

Program Agenda
Presentation Template (PDF)
Presentation Template (PPT)
Projected Financials Template
Idea Template

Day 1: Monday, April 25

Introductions + Overview
Presented by Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis CFIIE

Innovation Exercise
Presented by Cleveland Justis, UC Davis CFIIE

Making the Leap
Leap Toolkit
Elevator Pitches

Presented by Andrew Hargadon & Cleveland Justis, UC Davis CFIIE

Intellectual Property
Michael Ward, Morrison & Foerster

Guest Speaker
Cristina Davis, Professor, UC Davis Department of Mechanical Engineering

Guest Entrepreneur (no slides)
Will Rosenzweig, The Food Business School

Defining the Problem
Presented by Cleveland Justis, UC Davis CFIIE

Panel Discussion: Applying your Skills to a Career in Ag Tech
Moderated by Josette Lewis
Ben Chostner, Blue River Tech
Jennifer Scott, Kronick Moskovitz
Cassie Hilder, Arcadia Biosciences
Jenna Rodriguez, Ceres Imaging
Jasmin Hume, Hampton Creek

Networking Mixer + Keynote Speaker
Kat Taylor, TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation

Day 2: Tuesday, April 26

Introduction + Elevator Pitches
Presented by Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis CFIIE

Market Validation: From Lab to Market
Andrew Perroy, Hopsy, Inc.

Market Validation: Customer Call (no slides)
Presented by Cleveland Justis, UC Davis CFIIE
Notes on customer call
Customer Call Guidelines
Customer Call Summary Template

Technology Validation
Harold Schmitz, Mars, Inc.

Business Validation
Dan Morash, California Safe Soil, LLC

Day 3: Wednesday, April 27

Elevator Pitches / Making the Leap, Part II
Presented by Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis CFIIE

Guest Speaker
Steven Hartmeier, mOasis

Perfecting the Pitch
Joe Schmidt, BioConsortia, Inc.

Guest Entrepreneur
Eric Davidson, Asilomar Bio

Leap Strategy Review
Presented by Joe DiNunzio, UC Davis CFIIE

UC Davis Ag Resources Panel
Moderated by Joe DiNunzio
Kate Scow, Ag Sustainability Institute
Josette Lewis, World Food Center
Clare Hasler-Lewis, Robert Mondavi Institute
Dushyant Pathak, Office of Research
Clinton Neagley, InnovationAccess

Wrap-up + Next Steps [no slides]
Jenna Makus, UC Davis CFIIE