Hacking Food 2019 is featuring some of the most delicious and innovative companies driving the sustainable food in the Bay Area and beyond. Meet the businesses making the products you'll be sipping and sampling at this year's event!
Ataraxis: Ataraxis has created the world’s first, real-time, cost-effective testing system to detect man-made drugs in meat. Meat and poultry may now be tested cost-effectively, on-site for the presence of man-made drugs, and deliver actionable, real-time results.
BATISTE: The first and only eco-positive fresh sugar cane juice rum with a unique carbon-negative production process. Free from agricultural and flavoring chemicals at all stages.
Botrista: Botrista’s mission is to make craft drinks more accessible and affordable through automation. They provide turnkey solutions that allow venues to serve freshly-made drinks without additional labor or overhead, and help drive incremental profits through premium drink sales, while providing consumers with healthier drink options.
BrightSeed: Brightseed enables food with a purpose. Only 0.1% of the plant kingdom’s compounds have been explored. They believe nature has evolved a wealth of natural compounds that promote health and wellness, and have built the technology to find these bioactive compounds that improve human health.
Chirps Chips: Chirps chips are made of an environmentally-friendly protein: crickets. At Chirps, they believe in our mission to get people excited about eating bugs, one delicious cricket chip at a time.
Clover Sonoma: Clover Sonoma dairy is a certified B Corporation and is the first dairy company in the U.S. to be certified by the American Humane Association (AHA) for their animal welfare program. They believe that raising the bar begins with demanding integrity in their practices, the treatment of their animals, and the quality of their products.
Doughp: Doughp is an edible, bakeable, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough company on a mission to make the world a little sweeter. Doughp's products stand out from the crowd with an Eat-it-or-Heat-it approach and "The Doughp 7”; seven all-natural ingredients that make up the base cookie dough recipe.
Down to Cook: Take the guesswork out of plant-based eating. At Down to Cook, they’re on a mission to make cooking plant-based healthy meals at home fun and easy — so you can feel good and spend more time on what matters. Their ‘Adda Veggie mixes transform raw vegetables into healthy, satisfying meals. Just B.Y.O. veggie and go.
Full Cycle Bioplastics: Full Cycle tackles plastic pollution and climate change by transforming organic matter into a compostable alternative to oil-based plastics.
Hooray Foods: Hooray Foods makes a new, tasty, plant-based bacon as an eco- and animal-friendly meat alternative.
IGZU: IGZU uses arguably the most sustainable crop on the planet, bamboo, as the core ingredient for their tea. The result is a healthful and great tasting USDA Certified Organic tea unlike any other.
Just Date Syrup: Just Date Syrup is made from one perfect ingredient: organic California medjool dates. They've gently extracted their natural sugar and vital nutrients to bring you a rich, delicious, and healthier sweet.
KETOS: The goal at KETOS is simple: to improve water quality, safety and conservation – and enhance healthcare on a global scale. They do this by providing the tools and insights needed to optimize water usage, ensure resource efficiency and provide water safety assurance – and by making these tools affordable and accessible.
Oollee: provider of fresh and clean water that is available any time you need it. Ollee water is like nature intended: enriched with organic minerals and essential oxygen.
Pasturemap: Pasturemap is a technology company helping ranchers increase profits on healthy grasslands. Today, PastureMap proudly supports 10,000 ranchers in forty countries. Looking forward, PastureMap is focused on helping producers get rewarded for their regenerative practices by connecting producers and consumers.
Miyoko's: Miyoko cracked the code on making 100% non-dairy cheese, butter, and other goodies from organic, real foods like nuts, legumes, and other plant-based ingredients. Using traditional creamery cultures, age-old cheesemaking techniques, and modern technology, Miyoko’s products lead the way into the future of food innovation where real food gets reinvented into new and exciting forms.
New Wave Foods: New Wave's sustainable, plant-based shrimp are every bit as delicious, and healthier for you and the environment than the real thing.
Purely Drinks: Purely Drinks handcrafts 100% natural, artisanal fruit-infused drinking vinegar with the highest quality organic ingredients in small batches.
Renewal Mill: Okara is a delicious superfood harvested from the pulp of organic soybeans that is created during soymilk production. At Renewal Mill, they are helping reduce global food waste by upcycling okara into a nutritious, versatile flour that’s better for you and better for the planet.
Something Better Foods: Something Better Foods creates "better than meat" products, a variety of plant-based proteins.
Soñar! Foods: Every crispy bite of their organic grain-free tortilla chips will satisfy your snack cravings and inspire a more vibrant community where all can thrive. Their chips are made of plant-powered protein & fiber from garbanzo beans, cassava, hemp, chia, flax & inspired Mexican seasonings.
The Town Kitchen: The Town Kitchen is on a mission to empower underserved youth in the Bay Area. They are a community-driven food company that employs and trains local youth by delivering chef-crafted meals to corporate clients.
Tortuga AgTech: Tortuga AgTech's mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving ecosystem, through smarter farming. We're doing this by bringing frontier technology from robotics, computer vision, automation, and machine learning, and applying it to the hardest problems growers face.
`Uala: Based on the Purple Sweet Potato, which rightfully claims a spot as one of the top superfoods, `Uala packs a punch of nutrition with every bite. Clean, organic, fair trade certified, plant based, dairy, and gluten free ingredients in every subtly sweet spoon, squeeze or bite.
ZEGO: ZEGO is committed to making it easy for everyone to eat safe, high-quality, nutrient-dense convenience foods regardless of their special diet needs. They create superior foods for people with food allergies and intolerances, and those who need to be hyper-vigilant about avoiding toxins and chemicals from food dyes to glyphosate.