Cal has dedicated his career to using technology and scalable business models to solve real world problems, in particular how to feed 10 billion people with less inputs on a healthy planet.
Cal has had a varied and entrepreneurial career to date, working across international borders, running teams remotely in a number of sectors including international development, philanthropy, agriculture, and technology.
With more than half of people in most Asia-Pacific countries still directly engaged in agriculture, Will firmly believes that there is significant potential for positive social and environmental impact through engaging exponential technologies and commercially scalable business models in the region.
Will held senior positions in agricultural strategy, policy, inbound international investment, trade facilitation, industry development and resources management. Will has worked across the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on China. He led the State Premier's first official delegation, and was China Desk Manager for inbound foreign direct investment.
Rob is an agribusiness executive with 25+ years’ global experience in Research and Extension, Operations, Business Development, M&A, Technology Licensing and Innovation with strong country and regional management experience across Asia.
As Head of Asia based in Singapore, Rob is currently focusing on building Singapore as an AgriFoodTech Catalyst Hub for Asia to support Open Innovation and drive adoption and scale of sustainable food production systems.
Rob is passionate about helping grow the next crop of entrepreneurial young leaders in Food and Agriculture.
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Paul is current Chair of the AusBiotech Ag&Food Tech Summit and co-founder of the industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), giving PhD students deep understanding of the commercial and industrial work of STEM.
Paul was Deputy-Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology from 1993-2000 and is currently still consulting to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Patrick is a commercial and strategic leader with extensive international executive experience having built major projects across the Asia-Pacific.
Patrick is currently CEO of E Agri, developing world class vertical farming technology designed for urban food production in high density cities.
Joff has a long-term career in advising groups of large private and family business clients in all aspects of business including taxation, superannuation and retirement planning, corporate finance, strategic planning and succession planning.
A keen interest in the agricultural business sector and extensive experience in advising large family groups in the agricultural industry.
Beanstalk is proud of our partners. We collaborate closely with them because each one of them are inspiring individuals and we all have a shared vision for reinventing our future food system for a healthier planet.
Upside is our philanthropic partner that works with us to invest in impact driven agriculture projects and technologies that support the wholistic development of subsistence farming communities across South East Asia.