‘From Farms to Incubators’ Documentary Highlights Minority Women in Ag Tech
“From Farms to Incubators: Telling the stories of minority women entrepreneurs in agtech in the Salinas Valley and beyond” will be shown as part of the Regeneration Rising Happy Hour Series sponsored by The Impact Hub San Francisco and PastureMap.
From Farms to Incubators is a multimedia journalism project that started as grass root efforts by journalist Amy Wu after receiving grants from the International Center for Journalists and International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund. The grants gave Wu the opportunity to pursue her passion project and tell the stories of the many women she had met that were paving the way in the agtech industry; video being just one of the methods to share these stories.
“I was inspired by the stories of the women, who have used their experience and passion for agriculture and innovation to dedicate themselves to developing the technologies to help growers. As a journalist my passion is in telling stories that are often under reported, and we are excited to use multimedia to profile women-led companies dedicated to agtech,” said Wu.
The documentary style film will be screening at The Impact Hub on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 from 6-8pm. It will include a Q&A discussion with Christine Su the founder and CEO of PastureMap.
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The event will include several special guest speakers including Christine Su, founder and CEO of PastureMap and Amy Wu the founder and director of From Farms to Incubators.
To date the film has been shown at the Western Growers’ Center for Innovation and Technology, Steinbeck Festival, Carmel International Film Festival, Cal State Monterey Bay, the EcoFarm Conference, the Salinas Valley AgTech Summit, the FDR Library, Maya Cinemas and now The Impact Hub.
“We hope the documentary continues to serve as a platform for helping shed light on women in agriculture and technology, two sectors that remain primarily male dominated,” explains Wu. She continues to say; “the screenings are paired with panel discussions in the context of conferences and symposiums, which sparks discussion about a topic that is timely.”
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