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David Rosenberg

CEO and Co-founder of AeroFarms

David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg, a serial entrepreneur, cofounded and leads AeroFarms, a cleantechnology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments.    


AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, won the World Technology Award for most impactful Environmental Company and received the 2016 NJ Governors Award for Environmental Excellence. AeroFarms was also voted Most Innovative Company at the Future of Agriculture conference, the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, and was a finalist for The Circular Awards for The World Economic Forum.  David is also the founder of Hycrete, Inc., a nanotechnology cleantech company.    


David is a member of the World Economic Forum where he co-Chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce.  David is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20.  


David is an annual lecturer at Columbia Business School and a former adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.  David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University.  He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.   

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