Dan Winter and Amy Vodarek speak with Ed Kuyper, the co-founder of Agtech Bio, an organization that brings in technology to build a cleaner planet with safer and smarter food systems. Ed shares his experience transitioning to the industry of...
Dan Winter and Amy Vodarek speak with Ed Kuyper, the co-founder of Agtech Bio, an organization that brings in technology to build a cleaner planet with safer and smarter food systems.
Ed shares his experience transitioning to the industry of agriculture technology, and how he applies his skillset and knowledge to a whole new industry in pursuit of his future vision.
In today’s conversation, we cover:
Moments of change, transition, and transformation
How technology is disrupting the agriculture industry
The importance of relationship and trust building and cultural understanding
How to conquer communication challenges when working with cross-disciplinary teams
About Ed Kuyper
Ed Kuyper started Agtech Bio after 30 years of engineering, business development, and product management. He collaborates closely with clients, eliminating obstacles to uncover and communicate their firm's success story. Agtech is transforming AI crop diagnostics, eco-friendly fungicides, energy-efficient drying systems, and vertical farming solutions.
Ed has a natural gift for nurturing meaningful connections and building trust when working with others. Twelve years ago, Ed and his wife founded Rainforest Baskets, which works with members of the Wounaan tribe in Panama who weave museum-quality baskets from palm leaves and vegetal dyes. Ed holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Hope College, and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.
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