S7E87: Emiliano Gutiérrez / Raiz Farms - Creating a Decentralized Food System & Exploring Blockchain Technology
Vertical Farming PodcastMarch 03, 2023x
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S7E87: Emiliano Gutiérrez / Raiz Farms - Creating a Decentralized Food System & Exploring Blockchain Technology

Episode Summary

In this podcast, Emiliano Gutierrez shares his entrepreneurial journey of creating a sustainable food system through vertical farming. He discusses his vision for using technology, such as solar energy, LEDs, blockchain, and NFTs, to transform the way we think about growing food. Gutierrez shares his personal experiences of building a business from the ground up and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. He also talks about his plans for leveraging blockchain and other technologies to power a decentralized food system. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in startups, agriculture, or global solutions and who wants to become an agent of change for a better planet.

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Key Takeaways

  • Learn how Emiliano’s diverse background and experience inspired him to innovate and create an impact in the food industry
  • Find out how his entrepreneurial journey led him to create a vertical farming business with a hybrid energy model using LED lights and natural lights
  • Discover how Raiz Farms is leveraging technology, including blockchain and NFTs, to create a decentralized and traceable food system
  • Hear about their innovative modular 3D printed farm wall made of biomaterials, intended for local communities, co-working spaces, and regenerative villages
  • Learn about Raiz’s mission to provide sustainable bamboo housing in Myanmar and a co-working space in Lisbon that grows crops for communities
  • Find out how Emiliano is constantly challenging himself and his team to ask tough questions about their purpose and impact, and how you can connect with him and his team to learn more.

Tweetable Quotes

“I felt I had the right expertise or at least the right perspective to be able to tackle it in a different manner and actually make something worthwhile that could be made different and take it to market effectively.”

“I think people are constantly looking to give to solid causes and to have animpact. So it's been, I would say, not easy, but easier to bring on boardtalented people to join the mission, because it's something that peoplebelieve in.”

“We went on the hunt, researching for lights that were able to be dimmableand that could be dynamically adapted and adjusted to the intensity of thesolar light on any given day. And then also installed our own little microgrid. So we have ten solar panels installed that can feed almost all of ourenergy needs.”

Resources Mentioned

Emiliano's Website - www.raiz.farm

Emiliano's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/emgtzj18/

Emiliano's Twitter - https://twitter.com/RaizFarms

Emiliano's Email - emiliano.ventures@gmail.com

Raiz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/raizverticalfarm/

Raiz Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/raizverticalfarms

Raiz Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/raiz-vertical-farms/

Raiz Twitter - https://twitter.com/RaizFarms

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