In celebration of Food Day, a team of independent food activists from Boston’s Food and Tech Entrepreneurship Meetup Group and Boston’s General Assembly is hosting an event on October 23rd for people interested in food and technology. The event highlights the work of local food technology companies located the greater Boston area. The event features several panelists discussing innovative approaches to different aspects of the food system. The intention of the event is to unite members of the food system in Boston and inspire revolutionary changes from farm to table.
The event is a “passion project” of Lauren Abda, a graduate of Tufts University who focused her studies on Food Policy, Nutrition and Entrepreneurship. Lauren attended Assembled Food in New York City earlier in 2013 and was inspired to unite similarly enthusiastic food and tech entrepreneurs in Boston. She has helped organize events including Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Night at the Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center and ‘From Farm to Tablet, A Startup Feast’ with the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Innovation Series. She also runs a meetup group called Food and Tech Entrepreneurship that aims to unite the community of innovators transforming the food industry through tech.
The event consists of two panel discussions about “Innovation in Production and Distribution” and “Innovations in Vending and Consumption.” The moderator is Adam Salomone, an Associate at the Harvard Common Press and co-founder of the Food Loft. Harvard Common Press is a cookbook publishing company based in the South End of Boston. The company recently launched the Food Loft, a co-working space for emerging food and tech business. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
From Farm to Market: Innovation in Production & Distribution
JD Kemp, Founder of Organic Renaissance Food Exchange, ORFoodEx
Joshua Resnikoff, Founder, of Cuppow
Igor Kharitonenkov, Co-Founder of Bootstrap Compost
Jeff Barry, Founder of Boston Organics
From Market to Consumer: Innovations in Vending & Consumption
Alessandro “San” Bellino, Owner of The Coffee Trike
Miles Masci, Director of Operations at Perfect Fuel Chocolate
Justin Robinson, Co-Founder of Drizly
Matt Kiernan, VP Marketing of LevelUp
You can reserve your ticket and find out more details about the event here.