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#8 – Keenan Pinto and reverse engineering Cannabis testing strips purchased via Amazon

Startup42 Media August 5, 2019 63 5


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  • fast_forward 00:00:40 – – PART 1
  • fast_forward 00:00:40 – – Keenan’s Background
  • fast_forward 00:03:20 – – Root Science
  • fast_forward 00:06:05 – – The Meaning of Entrepreneurship
  • fast_forward 00:07:20 – – The amount of money it takes to fund Biotech startups
  • fast_forward 00:08:30 – – The lack of proper experts to evaluate early Biotech companies
  • fast_forward 00:09:40 – – The Biotech company lifecycle
  • fast_forward 00:11:20 – – Comparing Tech Startups vs. Biotech Startups
  • fast_forward 00:13:10 – – Diagnostics for agriculture
  • fast_forward 00:14:40 – – Looking into Cannabis
  • fast_forward 00:16:40 – – The Porn and Gaming Industries is pushing a lot of technology
  • fast_forward 00:18:55 – – Move away from Cannabis to Soil Health
  • fast_forward 00:20:40 – – The importance of fertilizer in the agriculture industry
  • fast_forward 00:22:20 – – Leaching into Reservoirs
  • fast_forward 00:23:50 – – PART 2
  • fast_forward 00:24:00 – – How to create your own hardware
  • fast_forward 00:24:40 – – Antigen-Antibody Reactions applied to plants
  • fast_forward 00:25:45 – – Testing Cannabis Prototypes
  • fast_forward 00:26:55 – – Finding the Labitat Hacker space
  • fast_forward 00:30:00 – – It is difficult to find your purpose
  • fast_forward 00:30:40 – – You need a community to support your purpose
  • fast_forward 00:31:50 – – Did one form of engineering translate to another form of engineering
  • fast_forward 00:33:10 – – For Entrepreneurs Learning is Everything
  • fast_forward 00:34:00 – – Partnering vs. Learning it yourself
  • fast_forward 00:35:30 – – How to build the Nordetect team
  • fast_forward 00:36:10 – – Hardware is a difficult game
  • fast_forward 00:38:00 – – The Challenge is to make the product as simply as possible
  • fast_forward 00:38:40 – – Moving to China can accelerate growth as a hardware company
  • fast_forward 00:40:45 – – Why are Danish companies so locally minded?
  • fast_forward 00:43:20 – – How the Danish ecosystem is failing hardware startups?
  • fast_forward 00:45:45 – – Next stages of Nordetect

This episode we get the chance to sit down with Keenan Pinto, the founder of Nordetect – a portable nutrient analyzer that can instantly tell farmers that current state of soil, and in real time provide analytics and information to those that need it most – on the ground.

He shares his story of the hacks that he made from his personal journey to Denmark through to product inspiration from a Cannabis urine test strips he purchased online at Amazon. 

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