Igniting Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



This quarterly networking series showcases UC Davis entrepreneurs who have successfully launched companies based on their research. Their startups focus on solving challenges in food and agricultural production.

Nitin Nitin, a professor of food science and technology, will discuss his experience with entrepreneurship at UC Davis, followed by presentations by AstRoNA Bio and two companies Nitin helped found, Sonanutech and InnovaNutra.

All UC Davis students, researchers, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend, as well as those in the greater Sacramento region interested in food and agtech. A networking session with refreshments will follow the seminar.

Igniting Entrepreneurship is in partnership with UC Davis' Venture Catalyst and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Technology for detecting pathogens in foods, infections in humans, markers of cancer and DNA.


Encapsulation technology for bioactive compounds for applications in food, nutraceuticals and cosmetics

AstRoNA Biotechnologies

Food safety testing for rapid detection of contamination in the food supply chain



Agribusiness innovation with the World Food Center (Forbes)
Op-ed: Sacramento should lead the world in agtech innovation
UC Davis startup wins top prize at agtech showcase