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August 26, 2018

Smart Yields Earns USDA Grant for Food Safety

Smart Yields Earns USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program Designation; Partners with North Shore EVP […]

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June 18, 2018

Highlights from Our Stakeholder Event

Video highlights from the May 2018 Stakeholder Event at Kohala Institute.

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Smart Yields Expands into Asia

Hong Kong's Cyberport Incubation Programme gives Smart Yields a springboard into Asia.

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June 5, 2018

Smart Yields Video Debuts

What if we could farm smarter?

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May 12, 2018

Smart Yields Presents at Agri Tech Venture Forum

Smart Yields was one of six companies featured in the "Company Showcase" at the AGRI Tech Venture Forum, held May 10, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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May 9, 2018

Smart Yields Named ‘Most Innovative Company’

As part of the 2018 awards program of the Hawaii office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Smart Yields was named "Most Innovative Company" in the Editor's Choice category by Hawaii Business Magazine.

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May 1, 2018

Smart Yields Hosting Stakeholder Event at Kohala Institute

In addition to reporting on the last few exciting months of progress, we will lay out our vision for the future, feature our partners in Hawaii, Colorado, and Holland, and lead off-site tours ranging from Kona coffee farms to astronomy facilities on Mauna Kea.

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March 15, 2018

Hawaii Shines on National Ag Day

Hawaii is uniquely positioned to address agriculture's most pressing issues, then scale them for the global stage.

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March 14, 2018

Smart Yields Backs Hackathon Teams

This year’s AT&T Hackathon was the biggest one yet, drawing a record 200 participants who […]

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March 12, 2018

Smart Yields Backs Paid Family Leave

A bill before the Hawaii state legislature seeks to give employees access to leave benefits […]

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February 4, 2018

Rome Accelerator Recap

Smart Yields was one of nine companies selected from among hundreds around the world to participate in this Vatican-blessed accelerator program. This triumphant LSC finale was the beginning of the next chapter of Smart Yields' evolution. Join us!

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Checking the watering schedule in the Smart Yields app inside a Colorado cannabis grow facility.
February 1, 2018

In The News: To App or Not To App

"What’s attractive about an app is that information can be quickly distributed to a large audience, says Justin Hedani, co-founder and chief technology officer of Smart Yields, a technology platform that connects farmers to sensors and uses software to engage those farmers."

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January 22, 2018

Smart Yields in ‘State of the State’ Address

As part of his pitch to increase local food production, Hawaii Gov. David Ige cited Smart Yields in his 2018 "State of the State" address before a joint session of the legislature.

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January 6, 2018

Smart Yields Sponsors Hawaii’s First Ag Hackathon

The AGathon has been in the works for more than two years, and Smart Yields has been a part of the planning for the ag hackathon from day one.

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December 7, 2017

Rome Accelerator Vlog #3

The Laudato Si' Challenge Demo Day was a fantastic finale to a wonderful four-month tech accelerator program, and the Smart Yields team and friends reflect on the journey, now looking ahead.

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December 6, 2017

Rome Accelerator Vlog #2

After weeks of intense preparations, cofounder and Chief Agricultural Officer Michael Rogers finally takes the stage at the Laudato Si' Challenge Demo Day, inside Vatican City.

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December 5, 2017

Rome Accelerator Vlog #1

Heading into demo day for the The Laudato Si' Challenge accelerator program, cofounder and Chief Agricultural Officer Michael Rogers shares how he's feeling the day before taking the stage in Vatican City.

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In The News: Final Smart Yields Pitch in Rome

“We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right. We are building a community that grows and learns together using technology to create a future with enough food for all to live peacefully in a healthy environment.”

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Vincent Kimura in Accelerate Magazine
September 22, 2017

In The News: 10 People to Know

"I learned firsthand the challenges that small- and medium-sized farms face, and that they could be left behind as big players in the U.S. and internationally invested heavily in R&D."

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Laudato Si' Startup Challenge Cohort
August 5, 2017

Smart Yields Joins Laudato Si’ Startup Challenge

Smart Yields team arrives in Rome for first Vatican-blessed technology accelerator HONOLULU — Hawaii-based Smart Yields […]

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May 2, 2017

In the News: Hawaii’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The “Tech View” column by Sara Lin in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser wrote about how the entrepreneurial ecosystem […]

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May 1, 2017

Smart Yields, Ibis Networks join forces to help farmers

Two Hawaii startups will advance energy conservation in the agriculture industry Hawaii ag-tech startup Smart […]

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April 25, 2017

In the News: Smart Yields School Pilots

Our work with schools was featured in Pacific Business News today, in an article by Anna Hrushka: […]

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April 20, 2017

In the News: Beta Launch

KITV 4 News, the Honolulu ABC network affiliate, covered the beta launch of our new […]

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Smart Yields launches mobile app beta

2,000 users to pilot app; enriching data to improve and enhance farming

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Smart Yields in School
April 16, 2017

SEEQS Students Using Smart Yields!

We're thrilled to support these @seeqshi #girlsinstem as they conduct their agriculture energy projects utilizing […]

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April 13, 2017

Smart Yields Featured in ‘Capitol Connection’

The latest issue of “Capitol Connection,” the monthly newsletter of the office of Hawaii Governor […]

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April 11, 2017

Smart Yields in Tokyo for AG/SUM

Smart Yields was honored to participate in the inaugural AG/SUM Harvest hackathon at Toranomon Hills in Tokyo, Japan.

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Smart Yields at the Hawaii State Capitol
March 28, 2017

Ag Day at the Capitol

Mahalo to the @hawaiifarmbureau for organizing "Ag Day at the Capitol"! We enjoyed the opportunity […]

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February 14, 2017

In the News: Smart Yields Seed Round

Our successful seed fundraising round was covered by Howard Dicus, business reporter for Hawaii News […]

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Vincent Kimura Shows App
February 13, 2017

Smart Yields raises over $500,000 in funding

Hawaii ag-tech company today announces it has raised $420,000 in seed round

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February 12, 2017

In the News: Michael Rogers on Hawaii News Now

Thanks to @HawaiiNewsNow for the opportunity to tell our story and talk about kickoff week […]

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February 4, 2017

Smart Yields Joins Energy Excelerator

Smart Yields has been accepted into the 2017 cohort of Energy Excelerator, which funds innovative startups to […]

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The Best of Startup Paradise
January 27, 2017

Finalist for People’s Choice Startup of the Year

Smart Yields is one of six finalists for “People’s Choice Startup of the Year,” presented […]

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The New Wave of Farming
January 20, 2017

The New Wave of Farming

“Modern technology is putting new tools in the hands of Hawaii’s farmers — tools that […]

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Lanikai School
January 18, 2017

Smart Yields in Schools

Part of our sustainability mission includes fostering the next generation of growers and farmers. “School […]

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Smart Yields names Lizzy Schiller Head of Education and Growth

HONOLULU – The Hawaii ag-tech start up Smart Yields has named Lizzy Schiller as its […]

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January 2, 2017

In the News: Smart Yields and the Future of Farming

Smart Yields was featured in the January 2017 issue of Hawaii Business magazine, which covered […]

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November 10, 2016

Smart Yields Joins Latest XLR8UH Cohort

Smart Yields has been selected among eight teams to enter the fifth cohort of XLR8UH, […]

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Vincent Kimura in Hong Kong
November 4, 2016

Smart Yields’ Asia Strategy

Hawaii’s Smart Yields eyes China for ag-tech expansion Honolulu-based agricultural technology company Smart Yields is […]

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Smart Yields Featured on ThinkTech

Lizzy Schiller and Kristen Jamieson joined host Ethan Allan today on “Likable Science,” a ThinkTech […]

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Justin Hedani and Vincent Kimura
July 29, 2016

In the News: Smart Yields in Accelerate Magazine

The food world is at odds. On one hand, you have the farm-to-table movement, which […]

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May 3, 2016

Smart Yields to Pitch in San Diego

After a public vote and review by a selection panel, SmartYields was selected as a […]

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April 26, 2016

VERGE Hawaii to Feature Smart Yields

Smart Yields prevailed in a three week public vote, earning a place on stage at the […]

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Chenoa Farnsworth and Vincent Kimura
April 3, 2016

Smart Yields Wins Another Pitch-Off

Smart Yields lead founder Vincent Kimura continued his winning streak yesterday in another “Shark Tank”-like […]

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April 1, 2016

Governor’s Office Highlights Smart Yields

Smart Yields was among the Hawaii startups featured by the Hawaii Governor’s office in the […]

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Smart Yields Honored at Hawaii State Capitol

Smart Yields Honored at the Capitol

Smart Yields lead founder Vincent Kimura was honored on Monday in a special recognition ceremony […]

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March 11, 2016

Smart Yields Wins First Pitch @ the Capitol

Smart Yields, led by lead founder Vincent Kimura, was named the winner of the first ever […]

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Hawaii Business Magazine on Data Driven Farming
March 1, 2016

Smart Yields Featured in Hawaii Business

Hawaii Business magazine’s latest issue includes a full-page feature on Smart Yields. Included as part […]

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Entrepreneur of the Year Vincent Kimura
February 26, 2016

Smart Yields Founder is Ag Entrepreneur of the Year

Smart Yields lead founder Vincent Kimura was named “Ag Entrepreneur of the Year” at the […]

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November 14, 2015

In the News: Smart Yields on KITV

The Honolulu ABC affiliate, KITV, featured Smart Yields last night. Reporter Roger Mari visited Mari’s Gardens […]

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November 9, 2015

Just How Hardware Agnostic Can We Be?

When we say our system will be designed to be hardware agnostic, we’re not just […]

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Vincent Kimura at Jacobs Farm
October 26, 2015

Gone to California

Lead founder Vincent Kimura had a great visit today with Jacobs Farm, an organic family […]

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Blue Startups Cohort 6
September 23, 2015

It’s Official!

We are honored to announce that Smart Yields has been accepted into the Fall 2015 cohort […]

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