The Future of Food and Agriculture Starts Here

Our future depends on innovators solving complex challenges for food and agriculture, so our mission is to fuel the growth of sustainable agriculture & food entrepreneur communities with the connections and resources they need to build, launch and grow their innovations. The VINE stands for Verde Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship, but you can just call us The VINE.

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Find the Resources You Need to Grow

Agriculture and food innovations are not easily developed alone. Success often takes a village. And we don’t just mean mentors and coaches. We mean a village of resources from incubator spaces, to labs, to research fields. We’re gathering these resources to help you quickly find what you need. We will continue to update these. See something missing? Let us know via our contact form.

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    Educational Resources

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    Food Prep/Kitchen Spaces

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    Government Resources

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    Open Data

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    Research Fields

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    Spotlight Innovators

Upcoming Events

CA Water Data Challenge – Online Tutorial

Mon, July 16th, 2018 9:30am to Mon, July 16th, 2018 12:30pm

On any given day in California, around 200,000 Californians turn on their taps and the water that comes out is unsafe to drink and may be unsafe to use for…

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Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Best Practices for Building Successful Startups

Wed, July 18th, 2018 11:30am to Mon, July 16th, 2018 1:00pm

Building and scaling startups is hard. Creating a successful startup is even harder. Join us for a talk about best practices for building businesses based upon Jonathan Baer’s decades of…

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From Farm to Incubators: Telling the Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in AgTech

Thu, July 19th, 2018 7:00pm to Mon, July 16th, 2018 9:00pm

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a documentary film screening and discussion of FROM FARMS TO INCUBATORS: TELLING THE STORIES OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN AGTECH with…

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Food is a Conversation: Food as Politics

Wed, July 25th, 2018 6:30pm to Mon, July 16th, 2018 8:30pm

The food we eat is a statement about who we are, the values we hold, and the world in which we want to live. In other words, food is political.…

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Ag Technology & The Law: Advancing American Agriculture

Wed, August 15th, 2018 7:00am to Thu, August 16th, 2018 3:00pm

The future of American agriculture is being and will be defined by rapidly emerging technologies – big data, gene editing of plants and animals, new crop protection products, rural broadband,…

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