Agriculture Technology in Buenos Aires
Jake Robinson (SFS '16) was a SIPS Summer Scholar in 2015 who found himself embedded in the startup scene of Buenos Aires during his time abroad. While there, he worked for an agricultural technology startup called LESS Industries, who works to prevent food waste and promote efficient and sustainable agriculture.
Through his work with LESS Industries, Jake found himself engaged in a variety of different projects. He initially conducted market research for the company to better understand the public policy landscape and the basic metrics of the electricity market to understand the market conditions for new product development. During the latter half of his summer, he then began to assist the new product development for a vital agricultural tool, a spear that helps farmers prevent crop spoilage. He conducted researched and reached out to experts to find the best market strategies to reach people who could utilize these spears.
"I enjoyed my experience working for LESS Industries because I had the great opportunity to see the inner workings of a startup, both the successes and the struggles companies such as that one face. Because the company was so small, I found a way out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to independently take control of my tasks."