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Join us for this virtual event series where we spotlight founders and leaders that are adapting their businesses to make it work during this time of so much uncertainty. We ask them to share practical knowledge, tools, and guidance that we hope will answer many of your questions and provide a bit of inspiration.

This series is supported by NY Tech Alliance and Start Path by Mastercard. 


September 21st @ NOON ET

This month, we will be spotlighting Suma Reddy, Co-founder & CEO of Future Acres!

Suma is the Co-Founder & CEO of Future Acres, an agricultural robotics company building sustainable, advanced and intelligent tools for farms. The company uses Carry as autonomous harvest companions that increase farmworker safety and production efficiency.

Suma is a 3x Agriculture Tech + Climate Tech founder. She has built and is active in inclusive tech communities, has been awarded the White House Champion of Change for her Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ advocacy work, and is on the advisory board of Scale for ClimateTech. She also teaches Entrepreneurship for Sustainability and Resilience at the NYC School of Visual Arts. At the start of her career, she worked for a microfinance startup-turned-unicorn in India and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali. She is a graduate of The Wharton School (MBA), Flatiron School (iOS), General Assembly (UX Design), and University of Rochester (BA).

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  • September 21, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Virtual
  • Andy Saldana

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