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Harvest Summit In The News

As we kick off October we are just over one-month away from the inaugural Harvest Summit and people are buzzing about the upcoming event.  Check out two recent pieces of press on Harvest Summit.   In Sunset, the editors got a sneak peak of the Sonoma County estate where Harvest Summit will be held. A 300-acre private estate housing a truffle farm, olive grove and press, planted garden, and unique architecture. In an in-depth interview in Huffington Post Harvest Summit Founder and Chief Harvester Jessica Kilcullen talks about her inspiration for Harvest Summit and entrepreneurship. Interested in joining us on November 4?  Request an invitation or…

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Silicon Valley Bank Joins Harvest Summit

We are thrilled to announce Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has joined Harvest Summit as an Innovation Partner.  For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. “Harvest Summit is a novel Innovation Field Trip bringing together a diverse mix of thinkers, including leading minds from technology and wine – two important verticals in our ecosystem,” said John China, Head of Relationship Banking at Silicon Valley Bank. “We share the founder’s vision that breakthrough innovation…

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Tech, Wine & Human Business

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by nights and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success both personally and professionally in both realms, having been nominated for a James…

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Media & The Art of Storytelling

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   John Canning has been at the forefront of the changing media landscape for the past 15 years, both as an executive with NBC and at Producer’s Guild of America where he leads the New Media Council. As we all know, today content creation and distribution is in the hands of anyone with a mobile phone. Social media and the constructs of the sharing economy have changed the storytelling game. Big brands now employ in house and agency teams…

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Epic Wine blogger by Night: Alder Yarrow’s Perspective

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by night and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting Vinography in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success in both realms, in 2013 he was nominated for a James Beard Award and…

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Luxury DNA: The experience and cultural mindset

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard embodies diversity of domain expertise we at Harvest Summit celebrate. He’s a marketing guru who applied his acumen to creating Halleck Vineyard, an acclaimed and highly allocated winery. In 1980 he founded Halleck, Inc., a preeminent brand and marketing agency in Silicon Valley. His clients included HP, Agilent, McKesson Corporation, Beaulieu Vineyard, St. Supery Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Iron Horse Vineyards and Jordan Winery. In 1991 he and his wife moved to Sonoma County to…

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Google’s Ivy Ross On Creative Innovation

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   When we went looking for creative, innovative and extraordinary people to lead discussions and think outside the box with us at Harvest Summit, Ivy Ross was a name that quickly surfaced. From Fortune 500 boardrooms to museums around the world, her insight is sought after and her work is creative and innovative. Ivy’s passion is human potential and relationships. She believes in the combination of art and science to make magic happen and bring great ideas and brands…

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Music, Entertainment and Innovation

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Innovation has pushed the media and entertainment industry to reinvent. We believe emerging and established brands can learn from artists and other creative change agents who have embraced new models and new ways to leverage their gift of storytelling to engage and entertain fans. The rise of branded experiences coupled with social media has allowed popular artists and labels to become masters of fan engagement, attracting tens of millions of followers. An authentic perspective and engaging story arguably…

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Belden Barns: Wine, Farming & Innovation

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Sonoma County is home to many weekend warriors who enjoy the farm fresh food, bucolic landscape, relaxed style, cycling, rugged coast, artist culture and fine wines. Aside from owning second homes, a growing number of weekend warriors are drawn to the vineyards and become winegrowers. A brave few set out to make their own wines and create experiences. Nate and Lauren Belden did just that. In 2004, while still toiling away at his city job, Nate spent…

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Functional Food & Female Entrepreneurs

Interested in joining us this November?  Nominate yourself or someone else.  Who will be there is just as important as what we’ll discuss.   We sat down with our Harvest Council Member and speaker Sheryl O’Loughlin, to talk functional food, innovation and the groundwork she believes still lays ahead for female entrepreneurs. The functional food world has grown by leaps and bounds in the past several decades. Some of the most successful brands like Clif Bar pioneered better taste and sustainable sourcing. The woman leading this shift as CEO at Clif & Company, along with owner Gary Erickson, was Sheryl O’Loughlin. Not…

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