Brothers, Michael and Jack, started Beanstalk as a solution to solve a local restaurant’s need for consistent, high-quality salad. In doing so, they created a vertical farming technology capable of growing lettuces, spinach, basil, carrots, lavender, and more. Beanstalk is at the nexus of industrial robotics, plant science, and the culinary arts. Our technology enables us to develop new products quickly, automate traditionally labor-intensive work, and connect consumers to fresh produce in ways not before seen.
Jack is a co-founder and the CTO of Beanstalk, a vertical farming start-up whose mission is to grow the world's consumption of fresh produce. He is a computer engineer from UVA. He loves building machines, writing software, and eating new foods. In 2018, Jack was awarded the STEM Catalyst Award by the Virginia Governor.
Mike is Co-Founder and CEO of Beanstalk, a vertical farming start-up whose mission is to grow the world's consumption of fresh produce. Before starting Beanstalk with his brother, Mike worked as a consultant for Fortune 100s and federal agencies where he architected, developed, and sold enterprise software, ranging from e-commerce platforms to AI-based recommendation systems. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech specializing in advanced rotorcraft propulsion.
Location: United States, Springfield