Karin Kloosterman

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Karin Kloosterman is a serial entrepreneur, biologist, award-winning journalist, environmental publisher, founder of Green Prophet, founder of flux, social entrepreneur and futurist. She has written articles for newspapers like Canada's National Post, The Jerusalem Post, and the Discovery Network. The Huffington Post,[1] TreeHugger[2] and The Jewish Chronicle [3]

Her work has also been featured on Bloomberg, The Washington Post, CNN Money,[4] Christian Science Monitor,[5] and National Geographic.

She originally established Green Prophet with the goal of creating a news site where North American Jews could find out about environmental issues which affected Israel. She then decided she didn't need to limit it to just Israel, and begun covering environmental issues throughout the Middle East.[6] Karin is now the founder of the Internet of Things company flux and is based in New York City. She also founded Israel's first and now largest international cannabis technologies conference, CannaTech, and founded Mars Farm Odyssey to create non-NASA approved solutions for farming in Space.

Her current startup, flux, developing a grow robot called Eddy is hailed by Bloomberg as "likely to disrupt" the food system. The device employs artificial intelligence tactics from the Israeli army in order to understand the language of plants and Mother Nature.

Personal life[edit]

Kloosterman was born in Canada. She is of Dutch descent.[7] She has lived in Jaffa, Israel, and is a convert to Judaism.[8]

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  1. ^ "Karin Kloosterman". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Karin Kloosterman". treehugger.com. 
  3. ^ "The Jewish Chronicle - Green blogger takes on the Middle East". thejewishchronicle.net. 
  4. ^ "Can ICONYC find the next Waze?". CNN Money. 
  5. ^ The Christian Science Monitor. "How Israel defies drought". The Christian Science Monitor. 
  6. ^ The Jewish Week The Mideast’s Environmental ‘Prophet’
  7. ^ Abigail Klein Leichman (July 15, 2015). "Gadget blooms your hydroponic garden". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ Gil Tanenbaum (November 15, 2016). "Israel's Flux Is Helping Feed the World With New Tech for Home Gardens". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 

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