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THE MOST PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO GATHERING IN THE AMERICAS

Agrohack is an agricultural conference designed to advance the industry through innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration and mentoring. It is a local platform with international exposure that promotes economic development and that feeds the entrepreneurial spirit of all.
www.agrohackcon.com

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Puerto Rico Convention Center.
San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Saturday, April 6
 

7:00am

Registration
Saturday April 6, 2019 7:00am - 3:00pm
Ballroom B

8:30am

Welcome to Agrohack
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
ENG: Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Perla Sofía Curbelo

Perla Sofía Curbelo

Founder, Agrochic.com
ENG: Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is the founder of Agrochic.com a blog in Spanish about urban agriculture, garden trends and wellness.  She has been involved with agriculture for over 20 years, as a journalist, content producer and educator.She coordinates corporate workshops on... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 8:30am - 9:10am
Ballroom B

9:12am

Smart Agriculture: A Window to the Future of Farming
Speakers
avatar for Jorge Pizarro Vidal

Jorge Pizarro Vidal

Founder, Agriculturers
ENG: Agriculturers.com Founder, Agronomist, MBA, MSc, Singularity University Graduated, Mentor and Member of entrepreneurship programs like Start-Up in Chile, French Tech Ticket in France and Orizon in Spain. Experience working in ag multinational companies like Driscoll's, Monsanto... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:12am - 9:22am
Ballroom B

9:24am

Farm Local, Go Global!
Speakers
avatar for Veny Martí

Veny Martí

VP Operations, Martex Farms
ENG: Venancio “Veny” L. Martí is the Vice President of Operations and Partner of the family owned agro-business Martex Farms. Established on the Santa Isabel valley on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Martex started small but through the years has grown and become leader on... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:24am - 9:44am
Ballroom B

9:30am

Workshops | Business Model Canvas: A simple way to prepare your business plan
Speakers
avatar for Nerma Albertorio

Nerma Albertorio

Founder, Centro para Emprendedores
ENG: Nerma has more than 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of entrepreneurship programs, with broad knowledge of MSME business models in Canada, Colombia, Spain and the U.S. She is a guest professor at Polytechnic University, a member of Echar Pa‘lante’s... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
203

9:46am

Coffee: Brewing Its Higher Value
Speakers
avatar for Erica Reyes

Erica Reyes

President & Founder, PR's Café Cola'o
ESP: Érica Reyes es natural del Bo. Cacao de Orocovis.. De niña vivió alrededor de una finca de café, conocida como Hacienda Moraika, nombre que surge de la combinación del nombre Érica y su hermana Moraima. Culminó sus estudios en Turismo y Mercadeo en la Universidad del Sagrado... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:46am - 9:56am
Ballroom B

9:58am

Message From the Secretary of Agriculture
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Carlos Flores

Hon. Carlos Flores

Secretary, Department of Agriculture
ENG: Carlos has decades of experience in the agriculture industry as a research scientist and teacher. He has authored or co-authored 18 scientific publications, written 80-plus articles for AGROTEMAS and received numerous awards. Prior to his current post, he served as executive... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:58am - 10:08am
Ballroom B

10:10am

Integrating imaging into farming using drones
Speakers
avatar for Ramón Pagán

Ramón Pagán

Founder, Caribe Drones


Saturday April 6, 2019 10:10am - 10:15am
Ballroom B

10:15am

Networking & Coffee Break
Saturday April 6, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am
Ballroom B

10:47am

Potholes to Avoid in Agriculture



Speakers
avatar for Reinaldo Caraballo

Reinaldo Caraballo

President, Apiarios Caraballo
avatar for Peter Vivoni

Peter Vivoni

President, Agroservicios
avatar for Maria Teresa Urrutia

Maria Teresa Urrutia

President, Lucia Foods
avatar for Lourdes Pérez

Lourdes Pérez

President, Producción de vegetales y hortalizas en hidropónico


Saturday April 6, 2019 10:47am - 11:32am
Ballroom B

10:50am

Workshops | Financial 101 for Your Farm Business
Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Fernández

Ricardo Fernández

President & CEO, Puerto Rico Farm Credit
ENG: Ricardo has broad managerial experience and acumen in commercial credit and small business lending, debt restructuring, financial analysis for mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. He led a major restructuring at PRFC to strengthen its financial and regulatory compliance... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
203

11:30am

Sponsored Sessions
11:30am - 11:32am
Welcome Sponsor Sessions

11:32am - 11:37am
Why its important to support Puerto Rico's honey
Ricardo Caraballo de Apiarios Caraballo

11:39am - 11:44am
Plow to Plate
World Central Kitchen

11:46am - 11:51am
Tools for farmers who want to work with Econo
ECONO

11:53am - 11:58am
Things you need to know to export your produce
Jorge Ramírez, Agronegocios

12:00pm - 12:05pm
Fueling Your Passion for Growth with a Value-Adding Investment
Alex Borschow, Semillero Ventures

12:07pm - 12:12pm
Reliable machines for the modern farmer
RIMCO

12:56pm - 1:01pm
La Fuerza del Trabajo
Carlos Goyco y Gerardo Enriquez Rivera, Libros 787

1:03pm - 1:08pm
La Fuerza del Trabajo
José de Ángel- Eqqus, Centro de Medicina Veterinaria

1:10pm - 1:15pm
La Fuerza del Trabajo
Marisol Villalobos Rivera y Jesús R. Matos Cordero

1:24pm - 1:29pm
Agribusiness programs for farmers in Puerto Rico
FIDA/Departamento de Agricultura

1:31pm - 1:36pm
El Colegio de Agrónomos de Puerto Rico te orienta
Agro. Natalia Rivera

1:38pm - 1:43pm
How to get money for your farming project
Puerto Rico Farm Credit

1:45pm - 1:50pm
How an business acelerator and supporting servcies can help you build and scale your agribusiness
Colmena66-Fideicomiso Ciencia y Tec

1:52pm - 1:57pm
AgroRuedas: Plataforma digital para comercializar productos de la Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedra
Sofía Santana y Jesús Antonio Molinary

1:59pm - 2:01pm
Things you need to know to export your produce
Jorge Ramírez, Agronegocios

2:03pm - 2:08pm
Successfull hydroponics vegetable production
Lourdes Pérez

2:10pm - 2:15pm
A story of a new generation of green grocer "verduleros"
Rey Abner Soto, Semillas Germinando

2:17pm - 2:22pm
Coworking space to engine your agro biz
Luis Torres Pérez, Engine-4

2:26pm - 2:31pm
Tools for farmers who want to work with Econo
ECONO

2:33pm - 2:38pm
How Drones Systems are being used in the Farm
Ramón Pagán, Caribe Drones

2:40pm - 2:45pm
Reliable machines for the modern farmer
RIMCO

2:47pm - 2:52pm
Market opportunities abound for sheep and goat producers in Puerto Rico
Maria Teresa Juan Urrutia, Urrutia Foods

2:54pm - 2:59pm
Successfull hydroponics vegetable production
Lisette Pérez, Diva Farms Puerto Rico


Saturday April 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:55pm
Ballroom A

11:34am

Brands, Values and Agriculture: The Right Way of Making It
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Curtis

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO, Kuli Kuli
ENG: Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the superfood moringa in the US market. Lisa founded Kuli Kuli after working with moringa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Lisa has grown Kuli Kuli from a Peace Corps dream into a multi-million dollar social... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 11:34am - 11:44am
Ballroom B

11:46am

PRoduce: How this marketplace is enabling farm to table
Speakers
avatar for Crystal Díaz

Crystal Díaz

Co-Founder & Partner, PRoduce
ENG: Crystal is a foodpreneur, agroecology supporter and strategic marketing and communications executive with more than 15 years of experience. She is a champion of connecting food producers and chefs and developing long-lasting business relationships. At PRoduce!, she works with... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 11:46am - 11:51am
Ballroom B

11:53am

How an Innovative Agribusiness Model is Changing Farming in Haiti
Speakers
avatar for Eric Carroll

Eric Carroll

Senior Manager, Agribusiness, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
ENG: Eric Carroll is an agribusiness manager at the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP). CGEP builds from scratch, invests start-up capital into, and manages social agribusinesses around the developing world. These agribusinesses work specifically with smallholder farmers... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 11:53am - 12:13pm
Ballroom B

12:15pm

Lunch
Saturday April 6, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom B

1:17pm

ReGrained: Making the Most out of Your Beer
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kurzrock

Daniel Kurzrock

CEO & Co-Founder, ReGrained
ENG: Dan Kurzrock is the co-founder and "Chief Grain Officer" of ReGrained. ReGrained is an ingredient company and packaged foods innovator that rescues and upcycles nutritious grain generated by the brewing industry into SuperGrain+ flour.SuperGrain+ is versatile ingredient that... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 1:17pm - 1:37pm
Ballroom B

1:20pm

1:39pm

Five Keys to Successfully Manage Your AgroBiz
Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Colón Suau

Gretchen Colón Suau

Ex-Administrator, Tai South Farms


Saturday April 6, 2019 1:39pm - 1:49pm
Ballroom B

1:51pm

Message from the Deputy Secretary of Economic Development
Speakers
LJ

Lcdo. Javier Rivera Aquino

Deputy Secretary of Economic Development


Saturday April 6, 2019 1:51pm - 2:01pm
Ballroom B

2:03pm

2:15pm

Creating Sustainable Living One Roof at Time
Speakers
avatar for Ben Flanner

Ben Flanner

Co-Founder & CEO, Brooklyn Grange
ENG: Ben Flanner is the CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, based in New York City. 9-years old and the world’s largest soil-based rooftop farm, the business produces and sells vegetables, herbs, hot sauce, and honey on 2 ½ acres of intensive green roofs.Brooklyn Grange also... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Ballroom B

2:37pm

Cannabis Entrepreneurship: An Inside Look
Speakers
avatar for Federico Hernández Picó

Federico Hernández Picó

Co-Founder & Founder, NextGen Pharma & Bwell Healing Center


Saturday April 6, 2019 2:37pm - 2:47pm
Ballroom B

2:47pm

Networking & Coffee Break
Saturday April 6, 2019 2:47pm - 3:11pm
Ballroom B

3:10pm

3:11pm

How to Create Communities Using Design Thinking and Intelligent Food System Planning
Speakers
avatar for Erin White

Erin White

Principal, Community Food Lab
ENG: Erin White is a designer and entrepreneur working for healthy food systems. In 2013 he founded his award-winning international firm, Community Food Lab, to combine the power of design thinking with the urgent need to develop healthy, sustainable food systems.Over six years the... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 3:11pm - 3:31pm
Ballroom B

3:33pm

Hackathon Presentations
Speakers
avatar for Luis Torres

Luis Torres

Engine-4 IOT Lab


Saturday April 6, 2019 3:33pm - 3:43pm
Ballroom B

3:45pm

Vaca Negra: A Puerto Rican Success Story
Speakers
avatar for Wanda Otero

Wanda Otero

Founder, Vaca Negra
ENG: Wanda is founder of Vaca Negra, the first and only company in Puerto Rico dedicated to the production of 100%-local crafted cheeses and yogurts. Wanda has more than 30 years of experience in the dairy industry. Prior to Vaca Negra, she worked in quality control at Vaquería Tres... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Ballroom B

3:57pm

4:04pm

The Future of Food
Speakers
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Aplha Food Labs
ENG: Mike Lee is the founder of The Future Market, a futurist food lab that explores what our food system could look like in the next 5-25 years, through experiences and concept products. Mike is also co-founder of Alpha Food Labs, a food innovation company that helps companies create... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 4:04pm - 4:24pm
Ballroom B

4:24pm

Closing
Speakers
avatar for Carlos R. Cobián

Carlos R. Cobián

Founder & CEO, Cobian Media, LLC
ENG: Carlos R. Cobián is an accomplished entrepreneur recognized for developing successful businesses in Latin America and for his forward-thinking, innovative and collaborative approach to business. In 2014 Carlos founded Cobian Media to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services... Read More →
avatar for Perla Sofía Curbelo

Perla Sofía Curbelo

Founder, Agrochic.com
ENG: Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is the founder of Agrochic.com a blog in Spanish about urban agriculture, garden trends and wellness.  She has been involved with agriculture for over 20 years, as a journalist, content producer and educator.She coordinates corporate workshops on... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 4:24pm - 4:34pm
Ballroom B

5:00pm

Work Hard & Party Hard
Saturday April 6, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom B