The panel of judges choose Agriculture technology startup company as the winner of the World Blockchain Summit “Startup Grand Slam Pitching Competition” held in Singapore on 25 July 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.
The judging panel includes Anndy Lian- Book Author of Blockchain Revolution 2030 and Advisor to various government on Blockchain; Herbert Sim- Advisor to Future 1 Exchange and Former Huobi Singapore executive; Janet Lee- CEO & Founder of Venture Capital Network; Vanessa Koh – Chief Technology Officer of GBCI Ventures ; Madhu Khandelwal- Managing Partner of EthAum and Kevin Soltani- Founder of GIMA Group USA. Selected companies who did the pitching range from crypto to fiat solutions, supply chain platform to music sharing platforms.
“The pitches are good. AgTech stands out among the rest. It is a tough decision to make. AgTech is something close to my heart. There are a lot to be done in the Agriculture industry. In fact, I have given key speeches at The Asian Food and Agribusiness: Smart Food Value Chains Conference, organised by Thailand Ministry of Industry, Thailand Productivity Institute and Asian Productivity Organization in Thailand, Bangkok where many of the younger ones are looking at digital farming. Leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam were there to exchange valuable notes on how to improve this industry. When I saw AgUnity, I immediate understand the benefits of having a collective platform will help the farmers and consumers in the world. However AgUnity is still a startup, I hope to be involved to help them scale up their vision.” Anndy Lian explained.
Eyal Oster, Founder of MobileBridge flew down from Israel to attend this event commented “I like the event and especially the pitching competition. It gives me more inspiration. As a veteran in the tech space, I am happy to help in whatever way I can to promote the blockchain industry.”
The AgUnity smartphone and operating system is a technology ecosystem that provides people living in, and working with, the last mile with practical, accessible tools to connect with each other and establish effective lines of communication and an ethical, accountable means of trade. AgUnity assists Service Providers that are delivering products or services related to SDGs with an innovative, cost effective solution to reach new users. The suite of solutions can easily promote their offerings to last mile users and communities, through a remotely managed, practical, and accountable online platform. AgUnity substantially reduces the cost and risk of product or program roll out in remote areas.
The pitching competition is traditionally a key segment on the WBS events. This initiative promotes growth and allow startup to pitch to an international audiences.
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Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.