Dr Nancy Schellhorn On Taking The Guesswork Out Of Pest Management

Dr Nancy Schellhorn, the CEO & Co-Founder at RapidAIM, is Phil’s guest on episode 99 of the Founder To Founder Podcast.

RapidAIM uses the very latest in IoT sensor technology to take the guess-work out of pest management. It provides real-time information on insect pest detection in orchards & farms. And that’s just the beginning of this technologies impact!

Prior to co-founding RapidAIM, Nancy was a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO where she developed and lead concepts to achieve pest-suppressive landscapes.

RapidAIM is a venture capital back company having raised capital from Main Sequence Ventures.

During this episode, Nancy and Phil talk about the what it takes to overcome uncertainty when launching a company, why hiring the right team makes all the difference and the three habits you need to be a successful founder.

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Bio

Nancy is a co-inventor and co-founder of RapidAIM Insect Sensing Technologies. RapidAIM provides a service of real-time pest maps for targeted insect pest control and evaluation. RapidAIM Insect Sensing Technology can remove barriers to insect detection and monitoring, pest data consumption and communication, and coordinated pest control.

Prior to co-founding RapidAIM Pty Ltd, Nancy was a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO where she developed and lead concepts to achieve pest-suppressive landscapes. Nancy has lead several national projects including as the Chief Investigator of the National Research & Development for Profit Project on ‘Area-wide management of QLD Fruit Fly: Guidelines for SIT’, PI for the National GRDC Pest Suppressive Landscapes project, National Diamondback Moth, and Revegetation by Design projects. She has worked across cotton, grains, vegetable and fruit systems in temperate, tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean climates.

Nancy has contributed to many national and international committees and advisory panels and served 10 years on the Federal Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) Technical Advisory Committee, the GRDC National Grains Pest Advisory (GPAC) Committee, the Cotton Industry Bt Technical Advisory Committee, and the OECD Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee.