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. Facilitated by Chuck Templeton, Managing Director, S2G Ventures
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
C. Entrepreneurs Roundtable - Peer to peer discussion on fundraising strategy, sources of capital, and investor management. Facilitated by Ha Nguyen, Partner & Founding Team Member, Spero Ventures and Meena Sankaran, Founder & CEO, KETOS
2:30: Business showcase: B2B food businesses
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 -
6:30: Reception and Networking
Enjoy product samples and live demonstrations! We have an inspiring 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 / Amy Hart, Butterflies & Bees Productions / Andrew Falcon, Full Cycle Bioplastics / Arno Hesse, FOOD FUNDED, Credibles, investibule / Angie Mertens, ONE WORLD / Anita Joshi, Netskope / Becky Edwards, Porter Novelli / Bill Brownell, SV2 / Bob Nabati / Bob Quinn, author of Grain by Grain / Bonnie Coberly, ONE WORLD / Brian Thomas / Bronwen Sterling, Fare Resources / Cameron Turner, Oxford Angel Fund / Carin Gerhard, RocketSpace / Catherine Nunes, Edible Silicon Valley / 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 / Daniel Beckmann, FoodShed / Danny Rubenstein, MISTA / Dave Cooper, Montcalm Capital / Dominique Barnes, New Wave Foods / Ela Madej, Fifty Years / Eline Boot, TERRA Food & Ag Accelerator, RaboBank / Di Lamont, Renewal Mill / Elisabeth Burger, Social Venture Circle / Emily Reisman, UCSC / Eric Adamson, Tortuga AgTech / Erik Malmstrom, Safe Traces / Eric Quick, The Town Kitchen / Gabriel Cole, Fare Resources / Haider Nazar, MAHA Global / Ha Nguyen, Spero Ventures / Kevin Lo, Ataraxis / Kiran Kastury, Eat Safe Verified / Lisa Curtis, Kuli Kuli / Liz Carlisle, 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 / John Selep, Insight & Execution / Judy Tan, Purely Drinks / Julie Wurfel, Sfoglini / Karl Kerksiek, Finestere Ventures / Kelsey Witherow, Doughp / Kim Connolly, Loupe Graphics / Kortney Opshaug, Blue Ocean Gear / Krista Gambrel, Spero Ventures / Laughlin Silvestri, Nia Impact Investments / Laura D'Asaro, Chirps Chips / Leone Manni, BPM LLP / Lisa Jones, SV2 / Liz Specht, The Good Food Institute / Luke Mertens, Atlassian / Lyndsey Boucherle, Better Ventures / Madalyn Friedman, MLF Marketing / Maly Ly, Relativity Space / Marcus Benedetti, Clover Sonoma / Maria Brennan, Soñar! Foods / Maria Pronello, VITA / Meena Sankaran, Ketos / Michael Chertok, JCF / Michelle Wolf, New Wave Foods / Mitchell Harkenrider, TerViva / Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko's / Marcus Benedetti, Clover Sonoma / Kelsey Witherow, Doughp / Kortney Opshaug, Blue Ocean Gear / Kerri Sinclair, Kin Group / Noelle Fogg Elibol, Kitchen Table Advisors / Paula Saslow, Copper Rose Films / PatrickArchie, Stanford Educational Farm / Pat Schnettler, Stanford GSB / Perri Kramer, fs6 / Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Carbo Culture / Poonam Narula / Rada Dogandjieva, Clif Bar / Raja Ramachandran, Ripe.io / Rajiv Parikh, Position 2 / Rasheed Mitchell, ICA Fund / Renata Gomez, Social Venture Circle / Rene Jacquat, LogiChain Solutions / Rich Grant, Touchdown Ventures / Rohan Jolly, TerViva / Ryan Armistead, Happy Moose Juice / Sam Lippman, Former Executive Chef at Airbnb / Sandra Trinidad, Glowrious Pantry / Scott Saslow, ONE WORLD / Shaun Aharam, `Uala / Sibella Kraus, Sage Center / Sri Artham, Horray Foods / Spencer Christopher Arnold, Miller Center / Stephanie Lind, Elohi / Susanna Poon, Rosewood Family Advisors / Sylvie Charles, Just Date Syrup / Tijan Watt, Red Bay Coffee / Taylor Flores, GreenBiz / Tomas Lorsch, Oneness Venture Capital / Tony Stayner, SV2 / Trishna Saigal, Down to Cook / Valerie Christy, Almanac Insights / Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle / William Culler-Chase, MultiStrata Partners / Yumi Tomita, United Foods International / Zach Anderson, IGZU /
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