Are you interested in new trends and topics in the sustainable food industry? Want to get to know innovative Bay Area food entrepreneurs? Curious to meet the funders investing in food & agriculture enterprises? Or are you a curious foodie that wants to try new products? Then join us for an engaging and inspiring day focusing on all things food!
Hacking Food is an interactive festival that lets you sample delicious products while learning first-hand from local entrepreneurs, investors and food industry professionals about what it takes to build a successful food brand that prioritizes people and the planet. These founders and funders are taking on some of the world's biggest problems in the food sector in the most innovative ways.
With live demonstrations, company showcases, and educational talks and workshops, you’ll get a taste of the thriving Bay Area sustainable food scene and meet the players creating social impact in our area and beyond.
Social entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and everyone else interested in food is welcome to this unique event.
Come out to meet some amazing people and get inspired!
AGENDA (see our growing speaker list):
10:30AM-1PM: Morning roundtables (Invitation only)
A. Fund Managers Roundtable - Peer to peer discussion on identifying opportunities, structuring investments, and supporting portfolio companies.
B. Angel Investors Roundtable - Peer to peer discussion on identifying opportunities, structuring investments, and supporting portfolio companies. Facilitated by Arno Hesse, Co-founder, FOOD FUNDED, Credibles, investibule
2:30: Business showcase: B2B food businesses - See our growing list of entrepreneurs
3:00: Corporate Showcase
3:30: Networking break
4:00 Breakout sessions:
1) Innovative Technology in Producing & Distributing Sustainable Food
2) Opportunities in Plant based Proteins
3) Funding Sustainable Food & Agriculture Companies
5:00: Networking break
5:30: Business showcase: B2C food businesses - See our growing list of entrepreneurs
6:30: Reception and Networking
Enjoy product samples and live demonstrations! We have an inspiring and growing group of social entrepreneurs that will staff booths, including
SEE OUR GROWING GUEST LIST
Aarti Chandna, SV2 / Alexandra Winter Hoelzl, ONE WORLD / Alice Zhang, Yardy Ventures / Amelia Chen, Geltor / Andrew Falcon, Full Cycle Bioplastics / Arno Hesse, FOOD FUNDED, Credibles, investibule / Angie Mertens, ONE WORLD / Becky Edwards, Porter Novelli / Bob Quinn, author of Grain by Grain / Bonnie Coberly, ONE WORLD / Brian Thomas / Carin Gerhard, RocketSpace / Chef Chew, Something Better Foods / Chuck Holt, Investeco / Chuck Templeton, S2G Ventures / Claire Schlemme, Renewal Mill / Coline LeConte, Tastefully Made / Collen Kavanagh, Zego Food / Courtney McCoy, IGZU / Dan Altschuler Malek, Unovis Partners & New Crop Capital / Dave Cooper, Montcalm Capital / Eline Boot, TERRA Food & Ag Accelerator, RaboBank / Elisabeth Burger, Social Venture Circle / Eric Adamson, Tortuga AgTech / Eric Quick, The Town Kitchen / Gagan Levy, Guru Media / Haider Nazar, MAHA Global / Ha Nguyen, Spero Ventures / Kevin Lo, Ataraxis / Kiran Kastury, Eat Safe Verified / Lisa Curtis, Kuli Kuli / Liz Carlisle, School of Earth. Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University; author of Grain by Grain / Renata Gomez, Social Venture Circle / Rob Veres, Spero Ventures / Jefferson Sevilla, The Town Kitchen / Jennifer O'Conner, Guidelight Strategies / Jim Flatt, BrightSeed /Jim Fournier, JLINC / Joe Pickrell, Gencove / Judy Tan, Purely Drinks / Kelsey Witherow, Doughp / Kortney Opshaug, Blue Ocean Gear / Krista Gambrel, Spero Ventures / Laughlin Silvestri, Nia Impact Investments / Laura D'Asaro, Chirps Chips / Lisa Jones, SV2 / Luke Mertens, Atlassian / LyndseyBoucherle, Better Ventures / Maly Ly, Relativity Space / Marcus Benedetti, Clover Sonoma / Maria Brennan, Soñar! Foods / Meena Sankaran, Ketos / Michael Chertok, JCF / Michelle Wolf, New Wave Foods / Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko's / Marcus Benedetti, Clover Sonoma / Kelsey Witherow, Doughp / Kortney Opshaug, Blue Ocean Gear / Noelle Fogg Elibol, Kitchen Table Advisors / Paula Saslow, Copper Rose Films / Pat Schnettler, Stanford GSB/ Perri Kramer, fs6 / Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Carbo Culture / Rada Dogandjieva, Clif Bar / Raja Ramachandran, Ripe.io / Rasheed Mitchell, ICA Fund / Renata Gomez, Social Venture Circle / Rene Jacquat, LogiChain Solutions / Rich Grant, Touchdown Ventures / Sam Lippman, Former Executive Chef at Airbnb / Sandra Trinidad, Glowrious Pantry / Scott Saslow, ONE WORLD / Shaun Aharam, `Uala / Sri Artham, Horray Foods / Spencer Christopher Arnold, Miller Center / Stephanie Lind, Elohi / Sylvie Charles, Just Date Syrup / Taylor Flores, GreenBiz / Valerie Christy, Almanac Insights / Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle / William Culler-Chase, MultiStrata Partners / Yumi Tomita, United Foods International / Zach Anderson, IGZU /
***Space will be limited for this event to ensure high-quality idea exchange***
**Student & Nonprofit discount on request. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org**