Drone Swarms Poised To Invade Stanford Campus

Attendees of VLAB’s Drone Swarms: The Buzz of the Future event will experience the invasion themselves on Stanford’s campus. Liquid Robotic SV3 Wave Gliders on their way to launch A massive change is taking place in the industry with commercial applications of drone swarms. These groups of mostly autonomous, robotic devices are [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:54:16+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog, Drone Swarms|Comments Off on Drone Swarms Poised To Invade Stanford Campus

James Gosling Has Something to Say at the Upcoming VLAB Drone Swarms Event

James Gosling, the father of the Java Programming language, will be sitting in the featured startup seat during the Drone Swarms: The Buzz of the Future event next week. With a long history developing some of the most significant advances in computer science, Gosling has a reputation as a technology innovator.  Since 2011, Gosling's efforts have [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Drone Swarms, Events|Comments Off on James Gosling Has Something to Say at the Upcoming VLAB Drone Swarms Event

Meet Timothy Chung, Our Drone Swarm Event Moderator

Dr. Timothy H. Chung We are very excited to have Dr. Timothy H. Chung  joining us as the moderator for Drone Swarms: The Buzz of the Future. Chung is an assistant professor of  systems engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. As the deputy director of the Consortium for Robotics and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Drone Swarms, Events|Comments Off on Meet Timothy Chung, Our Drone Swarm Event Moderator

Watch How Drone Swarms Build a Bridge

OK, so you've seen drones flying in parks or at the beach, heard news stories about the drone that crashed into the stands at the U.S. Open tennis match, or even consumers that inadvertently interfere with wildfire emergency response. Flown by remote control or using a smartphone for control, these consumer drones are distant cousins [...]

By | 2015-09-22T23:57:06+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Drone Swarms|Comments Off on Watch How Drone Swarms Build a Bridge

VLAB Moderator, Rob Leclerc, Crowns AgTech the “New Queen of Green”

Rob LeClerc, Founder of AgFunder Dr. Rob Leclerc is the cofounder of AgFunder, the premier online marketplace connecting accredited investors with quality Ag related companies from around the globe in this $6.4 Trillion industry. According to Leclerc, investment in AgTech was relatively flat before 2013. Innovation in agriculture was concentrated in seed and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 September 14th, 2015|AgTech, Events|Comments Off on VLAB Moderator, Rob Leclerc, Crowns AgTech the “New Queen of Green”

John Deere Executive Offers Sound Advice for AgTech Entrepreneurs

SeedStar technology at work. Image courtesy of John Deere Over the next 35 years, the world population is expected to increase by nearly one-third — more than 2 billion people. Providing enough food for these folks, with about the same amount of land and probably less water, is a huge challenge that needs [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 September 14th, 2015|AgTech|Comments Off on John Deere Executive Offers Sound Advice for AgTech Entrepreneurs

OnFarm Systems CEO Joins AgTech Panel

VLAB is pleased to welcome Lance Donny, Founder and CEO of OnFarm Systems, to our stage  on Sept. 15. Donny grew up on a farm in California where his family grew table grapes. After college, he spent 20 years in software before coming back to AgTech.  After realizing that many farmers were having a hard [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 September 7th, 2015|AgTech, Events|Comments Off on OnFarm Systems CEO Joins AgTech Panel

VLAB Welcomes KPCB Partner to AgTech Panel

We are pleased to welcome Brook Porter from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers  to the panel for our upcoming event, AgTech: Sand Hill Bets on Precision Agriculture. As a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund, Porter supports young companies that are creating sustainable solutions by developing disruptive technology. Porter’s knowledge of environmental technology will provide [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Welcomes KPCB Partner to AgTech Panel

CEO of Blue River Technology Joins AgTech Panel

image courtesy Silicon Valley Business Journal We are pleased to have Jorge Heraud, CEO of Blue River Technology,  as a panelist for our first event of the season. Join us on September 15 for AgTech: Sandhill Bets on Precision Agriculture.   Blue River has a great story that you won’t want to miss and registration [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 August 30th, 2015|AgTech, Events|Comments Off on CEO of Blue River Technology Joins AgTech Panel

Will bacteria in the gut lead to new breakthroughs in personalized medicine?

A recent panel discussion at VLAB event at Stanford University examined the role microbes might play in human health. Mark Bunger, Senior Research Director at Lux Research, moderated the event. As an introduction, Bunger shared some information on what would define a microbiome, where it resides, and how big is a mircrobiome. Microbiome is an [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:11+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Biotech, Event Summary, Food Technology, VLAB|Comments Off on Will bacteria in the gut lead to new breakthroughs in personalized medicine?