From our friends at the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association comes this invitation for businesses with tech solutions for pressing issues in the produce sector to submit a proposal to pitch at the 2018 CFVGA annual conference, Feb. 20 in Denver, Colorado. Visit https://cfvga.org for more info. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2017.
The invitation advises that “four businesses will be selected for the ‘Produce Innovation Tech Pitch’ to deliver a brief presentation to a panel of judges and an audience of 300 conference attendees, followed by Q and A from judges. Among the judges will be lenders and venture capitalists.”
Those businesses who are selected will receive two nights’ lodging accommodations, two days’ conference registration and exhibitor space at the conference.
“Two winners will be selected to receive business services from the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology, and specific legal services from Holland and Hart LLP. Additionally, winners will receive one year membership in Western Growers and Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association plus publicity through CFVGA,” the invitation reads.
The RFP is online at http://files.constantcontact.com/3b4cbbaf301/bf6e8354-8012-481c-8dee-3f02d713639a.pdf and provides additional details.
For more information, contact CFVGA Executive Director Marilyn Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org and 303-594-3827.
Featured Image Caption: Members of the 2017 Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Board of Directors met Nov. 8-10 in Salida for strategic planning, including the 2018 CFVGA Fourth Annual Conference, Feb. 19-20, Denver, Colo. The conference will close with a Produce Innovation Tech Pitch. CFVGA Board of Director members, pictured left to right include Roger Mix-vice president, Center; Bruce Talbott, Palisade, Dominic DiSanti, Pueblo; Adrian Card, Longmont; Robert Sakata-president, Brighton; Larry Duell, Timnath; Marilyn Bay Drake-executive director, Eaton; Mike Bartolo, Rocky Ford, Jeni Lamb-Rogers, Denver; Grant Mattive, Monte Vista; Glenn Hirakata, Rocky Ford; and Reid Fishering, Montrose. (Not pictured are Beth LaShell, Hesperus; and David Asbury, Longmont)