Intelliconn Receives Award From Steve Forbes

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Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, presented Ken Jackson, CEO of Intelliconn, with an award for the completion of the THRIVE Accelerator program.

Jackson told the Intelliconn story to an audience of over 600 growers and investors who had come to hear about and see some of the most cutting edge innovations in agriculture.


Intelliconn was one of nine companies selected from nearly 300 companies from 65 countries around the globe to participate in the THRIVE Accelerator program. The program included a US$100,000 investment, four months of mentoring, and culminated with Intelliconn presenting at the Forbes Ag Tech event in Salinas, California.

“Being able to participate in the THRIVE program and present at the Forbes event was an outstanding opportunity get Intelliconn onto a world stage. The education and connections we have made will be a tremendous asset going forward.“ said Jackson.

About Forbes AgTech Summit
The Forbes AgTech Summit convenes the world’s biggest agricultural leaders, investors and entrepreneurs looking to find solutions for some of the world’s most critical food and agricultural challenges. Key speakers at the fifth annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas include Beth Ford, President & CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.; Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; John Hartnett, Founder & CEO, SVG Ventures and THRIVE AgTech; Ertharin Cousin, Former Ambassador to the UN World Food Programme & Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University and Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of Forbes. For more information, please see the press release here.

About SVG Ventures-THRIVE Innovation Platform
SVG Ventures-THRIVE is the leading AgriFood innovation ecosystem, comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities and investors. With a community of over 2,000 startups from 82 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. AgFunder recognizes SVG Ventures-THRIVE as the “Most Valuable AgriFood Platform in the World.”

In 2016 Intelliconn started selling its Connectivity & Control products. In 2019 Intelliconn plans to introduce Commodity Intelligence products which include ingrain™. Intelliconn’s office is located at Innovation Place in Saskatoon.
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