Oct 28, 2023
Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit focuses on climate sustainability, food resources

The 2023 Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit focuses on cultivating innovations that have the power to address economic health, climate sustainability and food resources for the world’s growing population.

Grow-NY, a global food and agriculture business competition, will host its two-day Food & Ag Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Binghamton, New York. Attendees have the option to participate in the Summit in-person or virtually.

Twenty startup companies from around the world will participate in a live pitch competition, where seven winners will be selected to receive a combined total of $3 million in prize money, including a top award of $1 million. The Summit will feature an Ecosystem Expo and educational symposium, which will include thought-provoking panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders, startup founders, and key players in food and agriculture.

The Summit is designed for startups, companies, investors, resource providers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and students interested in food production, sustainability, and environmental growth.

This year’s Summit Symposium amplifies the Grow-NY Effect, demonstrating that although the Grow-NY region exists in upstate New York, the technology and innovations are far-reaching and have long-lasting impacts on the broader food and agriculture industry.

The Symposium sessions offer advice to startups while exploring the biggest issues facing our food systems, such as the benefits of digital agriculture on small farms and the impact of climate friendly technology systems.

“Through the Grow-NY Effect, upstate New York’s food and farming community has made an impression on a global audience as an ecosystem committed to innovation, economic development, and resilient food systems,” said Jenn Smith, program director, Grow-NY. “There is no better way to join the conversation about the future of food production and the potential of the upstate New York region than to attend this year’s Summit.”

Registration is now open for in-person and virtual attendance. The full pitch competition and symposium panels will also be broadcast live online, and virtual attendance is free of charge.