Apr 5, 2017
United FreshTEC introduces FutureTEC Zone

The 2017 United FreshTEC Expo will feature more than 25 top ag tech start-up companies in the newest show floor area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 14-15 in Chicago.

The FutureTEC Zone, a central feature of the United FreshTEC Expo, is dedicated to start-up technology companies in the early commercialization phase. Highlighting a range of new technologies for the fresh produce industry, these companies also will generate dialogue exploring innovative solutions to meet the industry’s evolving needs. In addition, 16 FutureTEC Zone start-ups will deliver 5-minute “TEC Talks” in the United FreshTEC Learning Center, offering a glimpse of their business models.

United Fresh is working with a number of incubators and VCs to introduce these start-ups to show attendees, said United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel. Western Growers will bring 10 companies to Chicago that currently participate in its Center for Innovation & Technology incubator program in Salinas, California. Other collaborators include Village Capital, Mixing Bowl, Royse AgTech Innovation Network, Food Systems6, Radicle Capital and Sidley Austin.

To date, FutureTEC Zone exhibitors include:

  • AGERpoint Inc.
  • Apeel Sciences
  • Arable Labs, Inc.
  • California Safe Soil
  • CropTrak
  • Dine Market
  • Food-Origins
  • FreshSurety
  • Full Harvest
  • Gen2 WTE
  • Growing Veterans
  • Hazel Technologies, Inc.

Companies will display solutions for different applications across the produce and fresh foods supply chains. To see a full list of participating companies, visit www.freshtec.show/futuretec-zone.

The United FreshTEC Expo will be co-located with the United FreshMKT Expo, the International Floriculture Expo and the Global Cold Chain Expo. Registration is available at www.freshtec.show.

For more information about the United FreshTEC Expo and to participate in the FutureTEC Zone, call Allison Nepveux at 202-303-3411.


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