- Revenue potential
- Leadership team
- Brand/product traction
- Competitive landscape
Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.
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1. Smart Yields
Also honored in:
- 2020 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu
- 2019 Best Tech Startups in Hawaii
- 2019 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu
- 2018 Best Tech Startups in Hawaii
- 2018 Best Tech Startups in Honolulu
“Together we can farm smarter. Smart Yields is building relationships through a groundbreaking analytics system powered by the people who know it best – our farmers.
We connect farmers, agricultural researchers and their communities through crowd-sourced data gathered from a network of integrated sensors that measure everything from soil health to inputs such as water, energy and nutrients. In turn, these users tap into a vast wealth of local, regional and national knowledge to increase productivity, yield, and revenue.
Our inspiration is the ahupua‘a, a traditional land division in Hawaii that stretches from the mountains to the ocean, containing the many important resources needed for the communities within. Hawaii, home to our global headquarters, is committed to doubling its food production by 2030. We see significant unmet needs here and around the world, as well as great potential in empowering ‘agripreneurs’ – the aspiring, growing farmer. ”
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“Founded in 2015, NSL is located at the Manoa Innovation Center, a technology-oriented hub and office space in the residential suburb of Honolulu and close to the University of Hawaii. NSL’s focus is on advanced electronics, including sensors with applications in fast timing measurements, smart controls, RF and wave propagation, digital and analog design. NSL has access to extensive electronic, optical, mechanical and industrial design and simulation tools and software and has developed in-house code bases and libraries for simulations and analysis. NSL’s team includes senior engineers, IP, legal, and strategic business advisors.
Nalu Scientific has been the recipient of multiple SBIR awards from the department of energy to develop the next generation System-on-Chip based front end electronics for particle tracking applications. Staff at NSL have extensive working relationships with several US national labs and also international collaborations (such as KEK in Japan).”