Agriculture and the Natural World
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This is an exploration of agriculture and how it relates to the environment.  Whether you call it agroecology or eco-agriculture or permaculture these all offer alternative approaches to industrial agriculture that are far more sustainable. This page will highlight good, bad and neutral news related to environmental, economical and socially sustainable agriculture.  
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2nd Annual Future of Cleantech Entrepreneurship

2nd Annual Future of Cleantech Entrepreneurship | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
 




The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology and the European EIT Climate KIC cordially invite you to  
The 2nd Annual Future of Cleantech Entrepreneurship
 A Cleantech Panel & Startup Pitch Event September 9th, 2014 Consulate General of the Netherlands
120 Kearny Street, Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA
 
 
Climate-KIC is the European innovation community of climate and cleantech
entrepreneurs working on creating the next generation of leading cleantech
companies. Come hear from our renowned panelists what's in store for entrepreneurs
in the Cleantech space in Europe and the US. Meet and network with 14 of the top European innovative startups disrupting the Cleantech industry. 


THE PANELISTS
 
Doug Davenport, Executive Director Prospect SV Shana Rappaport, Director of Engagement, VERGE Greenbiz Group More to come!  
 
THE MODERATOR
Frans Nauta, Climate KIC Deputy Director Entrepreneurship

THE COMPANIES


Senova | Plugsurfing | Cohere | Crystal Shower Dingify | Viricity | Biomon | Closca | Libralato | Agora Energy Tartarus | Greengineering | Pilio | ETIndex | CO2Analytics 


  






AGENDA

5:30 PM: Doors open
6:00 PM: Introduction by Panel members
6:45 PM: Panel Discussion
7:30 PM: Startup Pitches
8:15 PM: Drinks & Networking
9:00 PM: Adjourn

 
**Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to save your spot!**


 



About The Netherlands Office of Science and Technology
NOST Silicon Valley (@NOSTSV) is part of the NOST network, which is part of the Dutch Ministery of Economic Affairs. NOSTSV operates out of the Netherlands Consulate General in San Francisco, covering the west of the US and Canada. The Silicon Valley office has been established in 1997 and is currently led by Robert Thijssen. We work proactively to improve the innovation capacity in the Netherlands. NOST’s mission is to act as a liaison between actors in innovation and entrepreneurship at the US West Coast and the Netherlands and to convey knowledge about developments and related trends in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship to the Netherlands.





About the Climate-KIC
Climate KIC (@ClimateKIC) is Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, and one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. Climate KIC consists of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. Its activities are driven by eight climate change themes, namely Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Adaptation Services, Making Transitions Happen, Sustainable Cities, The Built Environment, Land and Water, Resource Efficiency, and Developing a Bio-Economy. Climate KIC integrates education, entrepreneurship, and innovation, resulting in connected and creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change










                    




 
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The combination of green economy, hi-tech entrepreneurship and international collaboration are a winning combination.

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World Ag Expo: Feb. 11-13, 2014, International Agri-Center / Tulare, CA

World Ag Expo: Feb. 11-13, 2014, International Agri-Center / Tulare, CA | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
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The annual international Agriculture Exposition is coming once again.  Useful and compelling for any attendee interested in agriculture.

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The 2014 Monterey Bay Area Farm Finance Expo (California FarmLink): Central coast farmers get help in finance and business management on February 24th, 2014

The 2014 Monterey Bay Area Farm Finance Expo (California FarmLink): Central coast farmers get help in finance and business management on February 24th, 2014 | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
California FarmLink is a nonprofit organization that provides farmers with the tools they need to lease and purchase land, access capital, and improve business and financial management skills.
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Online course -Section Information: Entrepreneurship Agriculture/Management 14, Spring 2014.

Online course from Yuba Community College: Entrepreneurship - Agriculture/Management 14, Spring 2014.

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I have just begun an Online community college class: Agriculture/Management 14-Entrepreneurship at Yuba College.  I am quite excited to begin another semester.

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Official course description: Principles of establishing and managing a small business, including the preparation of a business plan; emphasis on goal-setting, types of business organizations, obtaining licenses and permits, financing options, accounting aspects, legal requirements, managing the enterprise, and other aspects in business entrepreneurship. Not open for credit to students with credit in MGMT 14. (L,M)