The Archipelago Technology elevator pitch:
Archipelago’s Powerdrop technology enables you to get the same results with half the amount of chemicals. Powerdrop makes the chemicals go where they need to go and nowhere else. Powerdrop largely eliminates drift, bounce-off and overspray.
How did you get the idea to start your company?
We wanted to create the next big thing in droplet delivery. We knew that spray technology wastes half the material and that if we could solve this problem we’d help people save a lot of money while also helping the environment.
What does it mean to be part of Plug and Play’s North Dakota Agtech Program?
It means a lot to Archipelago. Plug and Play attracts talented people and talented companies. There is a buzz about the program and we are meeting really key people across AgTech and beyond.
If your product/service was already being used by everyone… globally… what impact would that have?
It would halve the number of chemicals being used compared to what is put through spray applicators. This is a huge saving in money, in energy use, in CO2 emissions and of course, it really helps the environment.
How are you incorporating growers into your business plan?
We are based in the United Kingdom. We are working with some of the leading growers there, but of course, we are keen to connect with growers in the US.
Where do you see your company in 10 years?
Archipelago’s Powerdrop technology will have displaced spray applicators in farming and will be the standard technique for getting chemical treatments to where they need to be.