Pierre Sleiman, Jr. did not follow a typical path into agriculture. Studying computer science at the University of California, Riverside, he was already on a mission to become an entrepreneur when he met a professor who was working with NASA to grow lettuce on the International Space Station.
The thought of growing lettuce in space so intrigued Pierre that he soon developed his own design for a greenhouse and built a scaled-down version in his dorm room. Pierre kept iterating on the idea, adding information processing and automation to his designs. In 2009, Go Green Agriculture was born.