Awards and Advisors
During the last two years the Agribots team has entered and won various different awards as well as received support and mentoring from different sources.
The following professors are active advisors and supporters of the Agribots idea. These relationships were cultivated during our two year MBA/MA program at The University of Pennsylvania.
As the a founder and investor in Recyclebank, Nanny Caddy, Philadelphia Distilling, and ChargeItSpot, Patrick Fitzgerald has lent his entrepreneurial experience and knowledge to the Agribots team. Currently he helping the Agribots team continue to develop their pitch and refine their product. Mr. Fitzgerald is also one of the managing directors of Philadelphia's Dreamit Ventures.
Professor Guillen is the director of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also a Professor of International Management at The Wharton School.
Professor Guillen has been instrumental in helping Agribots establish best practices when conducting business abroad and has also served as an advisor during the Start-up Chile application process.
Dante M. Pirouz is a Professor of Marketing at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Previously she received an MA from the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Professor Pirouz helped Agribots target consumers in both the California and Latin American agricultural markets.
Mr. Borghese is a member of the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Lecturer in Law and Entrepreneurial Management. He teaches courses in the Wharton MBA on legal aspects of entrepreneurship and legal issues for growth companies and on mergers and acquisitions. He has also lectured extensively on legal and strategy issues for start-up and emerging growth companies.
With primary expertise in political economy, Dr. Abrami’s research focuses on the political economy of national industrial strategy and doing business in emerging markets.
Regina has served as a conduit for many of the connections that Agribots has made in Silicon Valley.
Professor Robert A. Stein is part of the Statistics Department at The Wharton School. His interests include credit scoring, model selection, pattern recognition and classification, statistical computing and graphics, time series analysis and forecasting.
Through his tutelage, Professor Stein is helping Agribots develop the algorithms necessary for the analytics suite.