AgriVenture pitching success for Soil Scout team

Soil Scout is delighted to announce they have won the inaugural Kaski2023 Pitching Competition. 

The AgriVenture Finland event attracted more than 260 participants from ten European countries representing startups, SME’s, scaleups, corporations, investors, business angels, developers and universities and educational organisations. The theme of the competition was ‘Start-ups as engines for Sustainable Food & AgriTech Solutions.’

The competition offered the opportunity to present ideas to investors and business angels, as well as potential customers. 38 applicants applied and after a pre-qualification round 23 start-ups were invited to the final event to give their opening pitches. Following a rigorous selection process by the expert jury, led by Annukka Mickelsson, President Emerita at Finnish Business Angels Network FiBAN, the eleven best teams then qualified for the final round.

Soil Scout Sales Director Bahman Doaeian led the pitch and was ably assisted by Chief Science Officer Johannes Tiusanen and Underground Weatherman Miiro Jääskeläinen.

Soil Scout Sales Director Bahman Doaeian presents.

Bahman said: “We had a great time at AgriVenture Finland 2023, where we met many inspiring people who share our passion for precision agriculture and smart farming. The event was a wonderful opportunity to learn, network, and showcase our innovative solution for wireless soil monitoring. We are thrilled that we won the Kaski2023 pitching competition, and honoured to compete with so many other amazing startups who are working towards the same goal of making our lives more sustainable and efficient through technology.

“We want to thank the organisers, judges, sponsors, and participants for making this event a success. We are looking forward to collaborating with you and creating a positive impact on the world of agriculture.

“At Soil Scout, we are proud to deliver what matters to you: a clear and comprehensive view of your soil. Whether you are in agriculture, turf industry, landscape, or any other field that depends on soil health and performance, we help you gain peace of mind and control over your soil management. You can access accurate and reliable soil data anytime, anywhere, and make better decisions for your field.”

Miiro added: “Now we want to get more clients and partners, increasing the value of delivering soil data to farmers. We want to help the world save water and make the soils better by helping farmers get the information they need.”

AgriVenture Finland 2023 was organised by Jamk University of Applied Sciences’ Institute of Bioeconomy, together with Valtra, Local Tapiola, POP bank, Rural Network Finland, MTK, Lantmannen Agro, Agco Power, Krinova Incubator & Science Park, Finest Future, Concilio, Kasvu Open, European Business Angels Network, Finnish Business Angels Network, Loihde Advance, Poke Vocational School, Regional Council of Central Finland and European Regional Development Fund. 

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James Baylis

Head of Creative Content at Soil Scout. With over 20 years experience in the design, media and photographic industries, James has a passion for promoting the Soil Scout solution through creative content and marketing.