Smart Yields Backs Paid Family Leave
A bill before the Hawaii state legislature seeks to give employees access to leave benefits during times when they need to provide care for a [...]
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!
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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."
Smart Yields Joins Laudato Si’ Startup Challenge
Smart Yields team arrives in Rome for first Vatican-blessed technology accelerator Smart Yields cofounders (left to right) Justin Hedani, Vincent Kimura, and Michael Rogers meet [...]
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 in Hawaii is helping local tech firms: Vincent Kimura, CEO [...]
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 Yields announced today that it will work with Ibis Networks, [...]
In the News: Smart Yields School Pilots
Our work with schools was featured in Pacific Business News today, in an article by Anna Hrushka: Two Hawaii schools to use Smart Yields ag-tech through Whole [...]
In the News: Beta Launch
KITV 4 News, the Honolulu ABC network affiliate, covered the beta launch of our new app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hYrgx-Xy-4
Smart Yields launches mobile app beta
2,000 users to pilot app; enriching data to improve and enhance farming
Smart Yields Featured in ‘Capitol Connection’
The latest issue of “Capitol Connection,” the monthly newsletter of the office of Hawaii Governor David Ige, included an article about Smart Yields and the [...]
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.
In the News: Smart Yields Seed Round
Our successful seed fundraising round was covered by Howard Dicus, business reporter for Hawaii News Now, Honolulu's joint NBC/ABC affiliate: https://youtu.be/51E2nm3JBW0
Smart Yields raises over $500,000 in funding
Hawaii ag-tech company today announces it has raised $420,000 in seed round
In the News: Michael Rogers on Hawaii News Now
Smart Yields Joins Energy Excelerator
Smart Yields has been accepted into the 2017 cohort of Energy Excelerator, which funds innovative startups to create a 100% clean energy future. Smart Yields joins 12 [...]
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 as part of the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association awards [...]