As part of the 2018 awards program of the Hawaii office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Smart Yields was named “Most Innovative Company” in the Editor’s Choice category by Hawaii Business Magazine. CEO Vincent Kimura was among dozens of business leaders recognized at an awards luncheon on May 4, 2018.

“We have to help our most vulnerable groups with food security. It’s very simple,” Vincent Kimura says. “If you don’t have food security, life doesn’t happen.”

“SmartYields is democratizing technology for small and medium farmers,” says Dawn Lippert of Elemental Excelerator, a program that helped SmartYields grow and develop in 2017. “Technology is making agriculture more efficient (and) is mostly applied to large farms. So that’s where SmartYields technology is very differentiated and interesting.”

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