PlantHive Goes to GreenTech – Amsterdam 2018

PlantHive Goes to GreenTech – Amsterdam 2018

Last week, Yanni and I attended GreenTech – Amsterdam, the biggest international horticultural trade-show in Europe. There, we were present as members of the Association for Vertical Farming, which had a dedicated vertical farming pavilion, with a lovely espresso bar to welcome new members and set meet-ups across the industry. This was a great networking opportunity since many established players were present along up-and coming start-up projects. During the three days trade-show, three round-table talks were held in the AVF…

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Indiegogo Campaign ended – Thank you for your support!

Indiegogo Campaign ended – Thank you for your support!

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, Our Crowdfunding campaign officially ended on Friday 8/6 and we are glad to welcome 60+ new urban growers in the PlantHive family! Turning an idea into a crowdfunded project took us a lot of effort, personal sacrifices and sleepless nights, but we are really happy to have gotten where we are today! We would like to thank our followers for their support on social media, as well as our backers for choosing PlantHive as their state of…

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PlantHive goes @Infoshare 2018

PlantHive goes @Infoshare 2018

Last week Yanni and I represented PlantHive at Infoshare 2018, which happened in beautiful Gdansk, Poland. As usual, we had a small booth in the start-up area of the event, along with numerous other super cool startups. We also took part at the startup contest and got the chance to pitch our project to an audience of tech industry experts, start-uppers and investors. The competition was very tough since there were a lot of MedTech and Machine Learning projects, but…

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Remote-sensing technology : the HiveVision Module!

Remote-sensing technology : the HiveVision Module!

When deep learning algorithms meet plant agriculture to produce a new domain of application in the ever expanding field of machine learning, we knew that we came across something that couldn’t just be ignore and sweep somewhere in our favorite Sci-Fi video collection. Yes, we are talking about taking a further leap in the merging of electronic printed circuit boards with vegetal multi-cellular life. How? It’s called HiveVision. The problem of perception Being primate animals, humans are a highly visual…

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“Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges!

“Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges!

Hey PlantHive enthusiasts! We recently acquired the “Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges on our Indiegogo campaign. These two badges are extremely important for us, as they demonstrate our capability to deliver our backers in a timely manner. The “Prototype” badge is related to the company’s product stage, and is given by Indiegogo to campaigns that have proven to have developed an actual working prototype! On the other hand, Arrow Electronics, Indiegogo’s engineering branch, gives the “Arrow Certified Technology” badge,…

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PlantHive goes @HackBelgium2018

PlantHive goes @HackBelgium2018

We were so excited to attend our second edition of Hack Belgium, which tool place at historical Brussels site of “Tour et Taxis” next to the city’s canal. Much like last year, we had a booth in the Experience Zone, where startups and sponsors were exhibiting their technology and cool gadgets for the attendees and participants to get inspired. Federico, Yanni and I represented our startup to the event. We had a very cozy table at the center of the…

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Planthive soon on Indiegogo!

Planthive soon on Indiegogo!

Brace yourselves PlantHive enthusiasts, As from next week we’ll be crowdfunding on Indiegogo! Our primary goal: to find our Beta and Gamma testers! Hardware development comes with a lot of risks, and it sure is no easy adventure. We spent a lot of time on our prototypes and Alpha series during the last few months, and we feel confident in taking the next step towards industrialized production. So let’s make a deal! Through the whole of our campaign, you will…

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PlantHive goes to Eisenwarenmesse 2018!

PlantHive goes to Eisenwarenmesse 2018!

Last week, we were invited by the tech enthusiast and futurist Richard van Hooijdonk to participate to the Eisenwarenmesse 2018, which took place in the exhibition center of Koeln! This was yet another sweet opportunity to take our prototype for a ride and showcase our smart garden abroad. So I hopped into the car with our Mad Scientist, Federico, and we hit the road to Germany! The Messe in itself was very interesting; a real mecca of hardware! From screws…

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Planthive joins Aquafarm 2018 !

Planthive joins Aquafarm 2018 !

Last month, our CFO, Yanni Garcia Postigo, represented PlantHive during the annual Aquafarm convention, which took place at the beautiful Pordenone, located in the north of Italy. There, for two days, he had the chance to meet with various players of the aquaponic and vertical farming community. Since we finally figured out how to work around all the hustle of traveling with a live prototype, our PlantHive V1.0 made its first trip abroad! We are very happy to have shared…

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More Alpha test results coming in: Testing the PlantHive in soil!

More Alpha test results coming in: Testing the PlantHive in soil!

Results of our alpha test are still coming in! Our alpha testers Olivier and Martine decided to use the PlantHive in a very controversial way! They completely neglected the slots and filled their container with soil ’till the top. They then planted various leafy greens and herbs in lines, such as basil, mint and lettuce, much like one would do in one’s garden. Our water/soil container was not initially intended to be used that way, but the results are amazing!…

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