Lotpath Named Finalist in Salinas AgTech Program
FRESNO, CA – Lotpath has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Thrive Accelerator Program, an initiative sponsored by Forbes and SVG Partners.
“I was really impressed with the quality of the people who were pitching their product and business ideas at the Thrive Accelerator Seed Camp,” said Mike Dodson, CEO of Lotpath. “We met AgTech people from all over the world and saw some very innovative ideas that will revolutionize agriculture in the coming years. It is really humbling to be selected as one of the ten finalists. I look forward to working with the other AgTech companies and the Thrive Accelerator Mentors in Salinas.”
This initiative sifted through over forty entries from innovative leaders in Peru, Israel, Switzerland, Panama, France, UK, Ireland and from across the United States at Thrive Accelerator's Seed Camp.
According to a press release, the competing AgTech companies pitched their teams, technology and vision at the Seed Camp in San Jose, California, on December 11, 2014. All of the pitches were judged by a group of tech and agriculture industry experts from Forbes, Taylor Farms, Western Growers Association, Smith Group and Verizon.
“We were all extremely impressed with the quality and ingenuity of all the solutions presented during the Seed Camp,” said Bruce Taylor, CEO of Taylor Farms and a Thrive Accelerator Mentor. “Selecting just 10 of these companies to move on to participate in the full Accelerator was an incredible challenge.”
John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners added, “This is AgTech’s moment. This Accelerator has the potential to bring some incredible energy and disruptive innovation to one of the world’s most important industries.”
Aside from its Lotpath Quality, the company is currently developing additional software apps for the fresh produce industry and is planning to use the Thrive Accelerator Program to help in design and testing of its software apps in cooperation with Salinas produce companies.
The Thrive Accelerator Program will culminate in the Forbes sponsored AgTech Summit in Salinas, California, in July 2015.