About

 
   Ryan Hooks  - Founder (Berlin)   Ryan has spent the past  decade  creating identities for companies such as Google, UNICEF, and Vevo. Working in the media space, he has helped communicate food, water, population, and resource issues via Food Inc., the G8 summit, and other organizations. In 2013, he entered the tech world with  Avbl  to help the freelance world connect in real time. In 2014, he founded  Isabel , a smart grow system for the growth and transportation of deliciously efficient produce. Debuted on  Summit at Sea  2016: Plant Vision™ by Huxley utilizes computer vision, AI, machine learning, and Augmented Reality to radically transform the way we grow. 

Ryan Hooks - Founder (Berlin)

Ryan has spent the past decade creating identities for companies such as Google, UNICEF, and Vevo. Working in the media space, he has helped communicate food, water, population, and resource issues via Food Inc., the G8 summit, and other organizations. In 2013, he entered the tech world with Avbl to help the freelance world connect in real time. In 2014, he founded Isabel, a smart grow system for the growth and transportation of deliciously efficient produce. Debuted on Summit at Sea 2016: Plant Vision™ by Huxley utilizes computer vision, AI, machine learning, and Augmented Reality to radically transform the way we grow. 

   Mike Vermeer  - Business Strategy (Amsterdam)   Over the past 15 years Mike (Breda, The Netherlands) has been working with pleasure and result on international profitable growth by leading businesses with focus on transformation and innovation. Enabling organizations to conquer the fast changing world. For corporates, with start-ups, as entrepreneur and chairing the platform  InnovateSmart.org

Mike Vermeer - Business Strategy (Amsterdam)

Over the past 15 years Mike (Breda, The Netherlands) has been working with pleasure and result on international profitable growth by leading businesses with focus on transformation and innovation. Enabling organizations to conquer the fast changing world. For corporates, with start-ups, as entrepreneur and chairing the platform InnovateSmart.org

   Andreas Cerdan  (Berlin)   Business Development Expert with extensive experience in Emerging Markets and distribution channel management. Dynamic and authentic entrepreneurial personality with a structured approach and a distinct hands-on mentality. Creative, passionate C-level executive with an abundance of enthusiasm and excellent problem solving skillsProven international success and high level of intercultural competency through extensive experience within globally operating companies and 15+ years US based positions.

Andreas Cerdan (Berlin)

Business Development Expert with extensive experience in Emerging Markets and distribution channel management. Dynamic and authentic entrepreneurial personality with a structured approach and a distinct hands-on mentality.
Creative, passionate C-level executive with an abundance of enthusiasm and excellent problem solving skillsProven international success and high level of intercultural competency through extensive experience within globally operating companies and 15+ years US based positions.

   John Crain  - CTO (New York)   From General Assembly to Consensys and founding member of  BlockApps, John has been paving the way with blockchain development.      The future is decentralized.

John Crain - CTO (New York)

From General Assembly to Consensys and founding member of  BlockApps, John has been paving the way with blockchain development.

 

The future is decentralized.

   Thomas Zollner  - Head of Agronomy (Brussels)   Expert in disruptive innovation product development. Entrepreneur in agriculture from seed to table. Leader in interdisciplinary projects for metropolitan farmer market development. Mentor and moderator in environmental and food safety conflicts. Lecturer in innovation production systems and marketing development. Author of industry reports and analyses.

Thomas Zollner - Head of Agronomy (Brussels)

Expert in disruptive innovation product development. Entrepreneur in agriculture from seed to table. Leader in interdisciplinary projects for metropolitan farmer market development. Mentor and moderator in environmental and food safety conflicts. Lecturer in innovation production systems and marketing development. Author of industry reports and analyses.

 
 
 

Partners

 "Everything that moves will be autonomous." — Jensen Huang

"Everything that moves will be autonomous." — Jensen Huang

   K + S AG   (formerly:  Kali und Salz GmbH  ) is the largest listed supplier of  fertilizers  and  salt extraction company  in the world. The company has offices in  Europe  ,  North America  and  South America  , with headquarters in  Kassel (Germany) .

K + S AG (formerly: Kali und Salz GmbH ) is the largest listed supplier of fertilizers and salt extraction company in the world. The company has offices in Europe , North America and South America , with headquarters in Kassel (Germany).

   Territory Studios  - AR (San Francisco)   "Across the studios, regardless of discipline, we're constantly asking how an experience should 'feel'? Trying to get under the skin of how we can connect with people more deeply on both an emotional and a physical level. Mix that passion for real improvement with a world class creative capability which spans digital, service and physical design and you have something very compelling. That's what makes the group such a powerful proposition."

Territory Studios - AR (San Francisco)

"Across the studios, regardless of discipline, we're constantly asking how an experience should 'feel'? Trying to get under the skin of how we can connect with people more deeply on both an emotional and a physical level. Mix that passion for real improvement with a world class creative capability which spans digital, service and physical design and you have something very compelling. That's what makes the group such a powerful proposition."

   Box Unfolded  - AI (Oakland)   "We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone -- from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs -- can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. It's about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away." -Mark Zuckerberg   boxunfolded.com/iot/

Box Unfolded - AI (Oakland)

"We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone -- from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs -- can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. It's about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away." -Mark Zuckerberg

boxunfolded.com/iot/

   FOAM  - Blockchain (New York)   An open protocol for decentralized, geospatial data markets on the Ethereum blockchain.

FOAM - Blockchain (New York)

An open protocol for decentralized, geospatial data markets on the Ethereum blockchain.

   Hackmind - Berlin 2018    At Hackmind, Huxley will be collaborating with talent around the globe to create meaningful technologies over the next 3-12 months. 

Hackmind - Berlin 2018

At Hackmind, Huxley will be collaborating with talent around the globe to create meaningful technologies over the next 3-12 months. 

   Elemental Machines    - Sensors (San Francisco)   Provides deep, data-driven insights into equipment performance and metadata about the lab environment. The results? Clarity. Transparency. Repeatability.

Elemental Machines - Sensors (San Francisco)

Provides deep, data-driven insights into equipment performance and metadata about the lab environment. The results? Clarity. Transparency. Repeatability.

 Greening the galaxy with:   Agritecture

Greening the galaxy with: Agritecture

 

Advisors

 
   Arthur Falls     Previously director of media at  Consensys , and now head of coms at  Dfinity , Arthur has always had a magnetism for connecting and sharing with the brightest minds in the blockchain space. Covering many topics on where this technology is headed, check out his podcast series  here . 

Arthur Falls 

Previously director of media at Consensys, and now head of coms at Dfinity, Arthur has always had a magnetism for connecting and sharing with the brightest minds in the blockchain space. Covering many topics on where this technology is headed, check out his podcast series here

   Sridhar Iyengar    A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. 

Sridhar Iyengar

A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. 

   Henry Gordon-Smith     Sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry is Founder of the popular blog  Agritecture.com  and a board member at the  Association for Vertical Farming  (AVF). Two years ago, Henry launched his company  Blue Planet Consulting , a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.

Henry Gordon-Smith

Sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry is Founder of the popular blog Agritecture.com and a board member at the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). Two years ago, Henry launched his company Blue Planet Consulting, a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.

   Sebastian Torres    Supply Chain strategist with a passion for both technology and sustainability. Currently helping SpaceX get to Mars by developing their supply base and streamlining their supply chain processes through continuous improvement. An expert in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies he brings an eye for efficiency and his passion for plants. He is originally from Colombia and was the president of Alpha Pi Nu honor society at Cal Poly. 

Sebastian Torres

Supply Chain strategist with a passion for both technology and sustainability. Currently helping SpaceX get to Mars by developing their supply base and streamlining their supply chain processes through continuous improvement. An expert in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies he brings an eye for efficiency and his passion for plants. He is originally from Colombia and was the president of Alpha Pi Nu honor society at Cal Poly. 

   Ben Gorlick     Director, Head of Product Blockstream   Blockstream was founded to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. We're renowned architects of Bitcoin, cryptographers, cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from the business, policy and the open source community. We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

Ben Gorlick

Director, Head of Product Blockstream

Blockstream was founded to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. We're renowned architects of Bitcoin, cryptographers, cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from the business, policy and the open source community. We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

   Azam Shaghaghi      CEO & President-Space Tourism Society Canada    Azam is known as: disruptive entrepreneur with a passion & long term commitment (for innovation consulting). Most of her life, she has been involved with innovative and bold individuals with the same mind-set from all over the world to make a change in advanced technologies, and positive impact; aiming to escalate competitiveness in corporate venture capital (CVC), hedge funds & private equity investment to enhance profit revenue.

Azam Shaghaghi

CEO & President-Space Tourism Society Canada

Azam is known as: disruptive entrepreneur with a passion & long term commitment (for innovation consulting). Most of her life, she has been involved with innovative and bold individuals with the same mind-set from all over the world to make a change in advanced technologies, and positive impact; aiming to escalate competitiveness in corporate venture capital (CVC), hedge funds & private equity investment to enhance profit revenue.

  Lee Rosenblatt   Meta-Connector  A life-long veteran of the live entertainment industry, Lee has logged thousands of miles on some of the largest, most successful, and most prestigious concert tours of the 21st century, in more than 68 countries and 7 continents. Lee founded Preferred Touring Solutions as a complete tour and travel support company for blue-ship clients, including Metallica, Bon Jovi, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Forbes 400 members, high-ranking diplomats, and a former US Cabinet member.

Lee Rosenblatt

Meta-Connector

A life-long veteran of the live entertainment industry, Lee has logged thousands of miles on some of the largest, most successful, and most prestigious concert tours of the 21st century, in more than 68 countries and 7 continents. Lee founded Preferred Touring Solutions as a complete tour and travel support company for blue-ship clients, including Metallica, Bon Jovi, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Forbes 400 members, high-ranking diplomats, and a former US Cabinet member.

   Susanna Choe      Co-founder Peace Accelerators    Stemming from the blockchain world, Susanna has been bridging the gap between efficient solutions and global needs with Peace Accelerators. As a founder she has connected thousands of people towards higher purpose missions, working towards a clean and healthy future. 

Susanna Choe

Co-founder Peace Accelerators

Stemming from the blockchain world, Susanna has been bridging the gap between efficient solutions and global needs with Peace Accelerators. As a founder she has connected thousands of people towards higher purpose missions, working towards a clean and healthy future. 

 

Offices

  Huxley Technologies BV   Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam   

Huxley Technologies BV

Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam

 

   Startlife - Wageningen, Netherlands 2018    As of 2018 we are apart of Wageningen University's incubation program. From mentors to professors, we are collaborating with the most advanced in the field of digital phenotyping and plant selection for food, medicine, and the future with CRISPR. Over the next year we are excited to see what partnerships and technologies come together. 

Startlife - Wageningen, Netherlands 2018

As of 2018 we are apart of Wageningen University's incubation program. From mentors to professors, we are collaborating with the most advanced in the field of digital phenotyping and plant selection for food, medicine, and the future with CRISPR. Over the next year we are excited to see what partnerships and technologies come together.