Andrew Shearer

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Andrew Shearer 
CEO and Founder, Farmshelf


Sustainable Materials from Prototype to Scale

Farmshelf makes it possible to grow food where you live, work, and eat by providing the hardware and expertise. Farmshelf systems use our proprietary plant pod. From prototyping to scale, sustainability has been at the forefront of our mind - going from 3D printed parts all the way to injection molding.

About Andrew Shearer

Andrew Shearer founded Farmshelf in early 2016 in a garage in San Francisco before moving the company to Brooklyn for a startup accelerator called Urban-X, a joint venture between BMW/ Mini Cooper and Hax/SOSV, focused on solving city scale problems. Prior to starting Farmshelf, he worked in advertising tech (Pinterest + Twitter), leveraged finance (Wells Fargo), and the food exporting industry (cherry exporting). He considers himself a maker and a hacker thanks to a proficiency in digital fabrication techniques honed from building a variety of items including a custom snow ski press and collapsable rock wall.


Don’t just take our word for it

You can create value by doing something that's good for the world, and I'm not talking about making money and then giving it away. I'm talking about the way you make money is by doing something that the world needs, and so that's what's so -- one of the things that's so inspiring about being here is that that is underlying all the businesses here.
Kaihan Krippendorf
Founder, Outthinker
I'm inspired from the standpoint that I'm coming back from the conference with an understanding of more of the material science. And that's really, really, really important because that means that it's going to impact work that I've got going on in the laboratory right now.
Jesse Hipps
Anyone that's out there, whether you're a product or service provider or just somebody that wants to understand what's happening in the bioplastics industry, I recommend strongly that you think about coming to Innovation Takes Root. This is a conference where you're going to learn a lot, you're going to actually be able to have the opportunity to collaborate with others and develop partnerships that will last a lifetime.
Justin Zeulner
Green Sports Alliance