Harnessing AI to Accelerate Crop Issue Identification
The incorporation of cutting-edge technology in ag-tech marks the latest evolution of the local startup, as lead founder Vincent Kimura returns to the position of [...]
‘Startups to Watch’
Smart Yields has been named among the nine 'Startups to Watch' by Pacific Business News.
Ryan Ozawa named CEO of Smart Yields
Ozawa takes on the new leadership role after more than six years as the company's co-founder and chief marketing officer.
USDA Innovation Award
The $25,000 award will go toward making the Best Beans app more commercially viable through the integration of weather data from a Smart Yields sensor network
Biological Threats Loom Large for Local Coffee Farmers
Hawaii has fewer coffee farmers these days and the biological threats, from the coffee berry borer beetle to the coffee leaf rust, loom large. To many who think coffee is vital, it's hard to imagine mornings without coffee.
Smart Yields to Enhance Hawaii Food Safety under Two New Grant Partnerships
Smart Yields will implement a specialized water quality and cold storage monitoring system to help farmers meet the requirements of the FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
Smart Yields a Finalist in Inaugural ‘Titans of Tech’ List
Smart Yields was a finalist in the 'Startup' category of the new 'Titans of Technology' recognition program launched by Pacific Business News. PBN says the Startup category is for the "youngest, most entrepreneurial tech companies just getting off the ground."
Smart Yields Among Swiss Innovation Challenge Winners
Smart Yields was selected out of 154 candidates from 53 countries by a panel of judges representing industry-leading organizations.
Op-Ed: Modernize Hawaii’s agriculture industry to increase yields
We are at a pivotal point where the disrepair of our food systems will forever shape entire regions of our world. To understand why, we must examine the struggles facing our farmers.
Smart Yields Partners with Leading U.S. Indoor-Agriculture Initiative on Data
Smart Yields is working with farmers on adaptable indoor technology solutions under a new initiative in one of the world’s leading mushroom-growing regions.
Smart Yields CEO Presents Keynote at National Onion Association Convention
One of the highlighted speakers at this year’s recent National Onion Association Convention in Maui was Vincent Kimura, whose keynote at looked at “How New Technology Shapes Business.”
Vincent Kimura Speaks at “Growing for the Future”
Smart Yields Founder & CEO Vincent Kimura presented "Using Technology and Big Data to Grow More Ag Entrepreneurs" at the National Farmers Union's "Growing for the Future" conference, held December 3-6, 2018.
Smart Yields Presents at IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum
Smart Yields presented at the IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum 2018, held Nov. 28-29, 2018 at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.
Smart Yields Named ‘Best in Small Business’
Smart Yields is among 22 companies that stand out as the very best in business and community-building, according to Pacific Business News in its Business Leadership Hawaii program.
Future Focus Conference Explores Precision Agriculture
Smart Yields founder and CEO Vincent Kimura was featured on a panel at the 2018 Future Focus conference, hosted by the Hawaii Business Roundtable and the University of Hawaii.
Smart Yields Earns USDA Grant for Food Safety
Smart Yields Earns USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program Designation; Partners with North Shore EVP to Advance Food Safety for Hawaii Farmers Honolulu, Hawaii, August [...]
Highlights from Our Stakeholder Event
Video highlights from the May 2018 Stakeholder Event at Kohala Institute.
Smart Yields Expands into Asia
Hong Kong's Cyberport Incubation Programme gives Smart Yields a springboard into Asia.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii Shines on National Ag Day
Hawaii is uniquely positioned to address agriculture's most pressing issues, then scale them for the global stage.
Smart Yields Backs Hackathon Teams
This year's AT&T Hackathon was the biggest one yet, drawing a record 200 participants who competed to win $8,000 in prizes across eight categories. Smart [...]