This is a great time to be at the intersection of food+tech, with many talented innovators worldwide working to change the food system. Join me in supporting them. (See Google Calendar below.)
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Recent and upcoming events
FoodBytes! by Rabobank - next-gen pitch competition-meets-networking event in food & ag
Food+Tech Meetup - co-founded by 4 of us in March 2010, now more than 7000 members
Our meetups sell out, join now to receive updates. Got a food startup & want to sample? Let us know!
Slow Food NYC - currently a board member
Sign up now for upcoming happy hours and other great events
Slow Money NYC - member since 2010; monthly curated food business networking events
The Google calendar below lists events by organizations I work with directly as well as by many others. (Please excuse duplicates; we support each other with cross-posts.) You'll likely find programs of interest if you scroll the calendar. Below the calendar are Past Events from more organizations with which you might want to connect.
Food+Tech Meetup "Fail Friday (on a Wednesday): Food Startups Share Lessons Learned" | Wed June 13 @ Kickstarter HQ
FoodBytes! Montreal | Thu May 16, 2018 @ New City Gas, Montreal
The 2018 Slow Down | Supported our Urban Harvest programs w/kids and honored Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern & Union Square Hospitality Group | Tue May 8, 2018 @ God's Love We Deliver
FoodBytes! San Francisco | Thu March 1, 2018 @ The Village, San Francisco
Culinary Historians of NY: Chocolate Making in New York: A Colonial History with Chef Michael Laiskonis | Mon Feb 12, 2018 @ Institute of Culinary Education
Culinary Historians of NY: "Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture" with Megan Elias | Mon Nov 13, 2017
The 2017 Slow Down | Supported our Urban Harvest programs w/kids and honored June Russell of Greenmarket Grains | Wed Nov 8, 2017 @ Project Farmhouse
Food Book Fair | Sun-Mon May 1-2 2016 @ Wythe Hotel
Food + Enterprise Summit 2016 | Fri-Sat April 8-9 2016 @ Pfizer Building | Connecting Entrepreneurs and Investors to finance a better local food system | Join me at the Jeffersonian Dinner on Friday and the Expert Exchange speed coaching session on Saturday.
Chefs Collaborative 7th Annual Summit, "Good Food Is Smart Business" | Sun-Tues April 10-12 2016 @ NYU | The intersections of good food, the environment, finance, workers rights, technology, and public policy through main stage conversations with expert speakers, collaborative meals, and hands-on workshops in kitchens across New York.
Sustain Conference 2016 | Mon-Tues March 14-15 2016 @ Dover Downs | Bringing together the hospitality and food service industry’s most forward thinking innovators
Food+Tech Meetup: "How Tech Is Revolutionizing Restaurant Operations" | Wed Feb 17 2016 7pm @ LMHQ
"Food and Farm Wages: Exploring Pay Equity in our Food System" | Tuesday Feb 9 2016 6:30pm @ Brooklyn Winery
Techstars Metro Accelerator with R/GA | August 2015 - January 2016 in Berlin | Mentor in the Techstars METRO Accelerator Program supporting digital transformation in restaurants, hotels and catering companies. Eleven international startup teams were in Berlin for three months. Demo day was Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Food+Tech Meetup "Future of Food Holiday Bash" | Tues Dec 15 7:00p @ Redwood Studios
Samuel Adams "Brewing the American Dream" Speed Coaching Event | Mon Nov 16 2015 7:00p @ Berg'n
Food+Tech Meetup: "Fail Friday (On A Thursday): Food Startups Share Lessons Learned" | Thurs Nov 12 2015 7:00p @ Force Brands | Another phenomenal evening of presentations. It's not easy being a food innovator. There's no road map for reinventing an industry. So, in partnership with Force Brands: FoodForce | BevForce, we cooked up the Fail Friday series to celebrate failure in all its glory. At our fifth installment of Fail Friday, we heard from Farmigo, Lawless Jerky, Hungryroot and more, with lots of snacks from Better Beast, Red Velvet NYC, Mama O's Kimchi, drinks from Innis & Gunn and Slow and Low whiskey, plus lots of networking.
German Food Startups Meetup | Tues Nov 10 7:00p in Berlin --> Danielle Gould made a guest appearance at the "Berlin Food Startups Event: Convenience Food 2.0" as the Food+Tech Meetup network expands to Berlin and beyond...
Food+Tech Meetup: "The Business of Alternative Protein" | Thurs Oct 1 2015 7:00p @ LMHQ | Another phenomenal evening of presentations, with the teams from Exo Protein, New Harvest, and Sani &c. Lots of networking, with drinks and nibbles from Taste Wine Company, Ox Verte, Pure Genius Provisions and Better Beast.
A Better World By Design | 3-day conference Sept 25-27, 2015 @ Brown University/RISD, Providence RI
Slow Food NYC's Annual Party & Fundraiser, the "(S)low Down" | Wed Sept 9, 2015 6:30p @ Wythe Hotel
Food+Tech Meetup: "Fail Friday (on a Thursday): Food Startups Share Lessons Learned" | Thurs Aug 20 2015 7:00p @ Force Brands | Another phenomenal evening of presentations from Jeff Rubenstein (WTR MLN WTR), Alice Cheng (Culinary Agents), Kate Galassi (formerly Quinciple, now Natoora), Radha Agrawal (Super Sprowtz) &c. with snacks from food360, Legally Addictive Foods and Pure Genius Provisions, cocktails from The 86 Company and lots of networking
Fail Friday (on a Thursday): Food Startups Share Lessons Learned" | Thurs June 25, 2015 7:00p @ Force Brands | An evening of presentations from Food52, Sir Kensington's, Delivery.com &c; great networking, and great food and drink from Brooklyn Delhi, Zodiac Vodka, more
Food+Tech Meetup: "How Nutrition Tech Personalizes Eating" | Tues June 16, 2015 6:30p @ R/GA Accelerator Space | Evening of presentations from Ingredient1, Edamam, Power Supply, & more; great networking, and great food and drink from Ox Verte, Meal Maison, Brewla and Krunch Kitchen | Also: Presentation of METRO Techstars food & hospitality accelerator program
Slow Food NYC 4th Annual Spirits of New York | Mon June 15 7p @ McCarren Hotel | Slow Food NYC and The McCarren Hotel presented the fourth annual Spirits of New York Event featuring spirits made in New York, with most ingredients grown and produced in New York or, otherwise, fair/direct traded
Food+Tech Meetup: "The Business of On-Demand Food" | Wed May 27, 2015 7p @ Brooklyn Winery | The on-demand food tech space is on fire. Start-ups that deliver cooked meals, recipe kits and groceries at the tap of a button are cropping up constantly and many are raising $25M+ funding rounds left and right
Food Start-up Branding 101 Bootcamp | Sat May 16, 2015 9a-5p @ Grind Workspace | Food Tech Ed from Food Tech Connect mounted an invaluable all-day food start-up branding workshop teaching the fundamentals of making your brand stand out | Sign up for an online version here
Food+Tech Meetup: "Fundraiser/Party for Jimmy's No 43" | Wed Apr 30, 2015 7p @ Jimmy's No 43 | Community support for Jimmy's to rebuild after the East Village explosion | Sponsors included: Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Quinciple, Food 360, Made By Lukas
NYC Premiere of "The Breach" | Documentary film about how you can help save the most sustainable wild food left on the planet | Sat Apr 25 6p @ Rubin Museum of Art
Culinary Historians of New York: "Rules for Eating: Culinary Philosophies from J.J. Rousseau to Michael Pollan" with Rachel Laudan | Mon Apr 13, 2015 @ NYU Food Studies
Food Book Fair 2015 | Fri Apr 10-Sun Apr 12, 2015 @ Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn | Celebrating the intersection of food culture and food systems — and much, much more
Food Tech Connect: "Crowdfunding for Food Entrepreneurs Bootcamp" | Sat Mar 28, 2015 @ Projective Space | Learning from pros from Kickstarter, Barnraiser.us, and Exo at this one-day intensive course.
Food+Tech Meetup: "Fail Friday" | Fri Mar 20, 2015 @ Force Brands | Speakers included Adam Eskin, Dig Inn Seasonal Market and Rick of Rick's Picks
Culinary Historians of New York: "The Complicated Relationship between Jews and Pork" with Jeffrey Yoskowitz, The Gefilteria | Thu Mar 19, 2015 @ Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Edible Good Cider | Wed Mar 18, 2015 @ Tribeca Three Sixty°
Just Food Conference | Sun Mar 15, 2015 @ Teachers College/Columbia University | Conference covering over 40 different topics including farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and community-driven efforts to advance food justice throughout New York City | Keynote by Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First
Just Food Pre-Conference Networking Reception | Fri Mar 13, 2015 @ One Bryant Park
Int'l Restaurant Show "5th Annual Farm to City Expo: Going Against the Grain" | Tue Mar 10, 2015 @ Javits Center
TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" | Sat Mar 7, 2015 @ Times Center | Tom Colicchio, Danielle Nierenberg, and more
Food+Enterprise Summit #FE2015 | Fri Feb 27-Sun Mar 1, 2015 @ Industry City, Brooklyn | Presented by North East Foodshed Finance Alliance (NEFFA), a network of organizations + individuals seeking to bring about food system change through financing the growth of a localized sustainable food marketplace | Entrepreneurship Clinic, Pitch Competition, Anatomy of a Deal, more | Speakers: Judy Wicks, Woody Tasch, Douglas Gayeton...
Culinary Historians of New York "The Ritual and History of Brunch" with Farha Ternikar | Thu Feb 26, 2015 @ The New School
We Won. What's Next? Keeping an Audience Engaged After the Big Moment. | Wed Feb 25, 2015 @ Civic Hall
Chefs Collaborative Power Hour: Antibiotics Misuse in Meat Production | Tue Feb 24, 2015
Social Media Week NYC | Mon Feb 23-Fri Feb 27, 2015
Food+Tech Meetup "Happy Hour" | Thu Feb 12, 2015 @ Jimmy's No. 43, NYC
Slow Food NYC "Food Almanac 2015" | Tue Feb 3, 2015 @ Brooklyn Winery
Culinary Historians of NY "Inventing Baby Food" with Amy Bentley | Thu Jan 29, 2015 @ The Brooklyn Kitchen
food+tech Meetup "Fail Friday" | Thu Dec 11, 2014 @ Force Brands
Culinary Historians of New York "Whiskey Women" | Mon Dec 8, 2014 @ National Arts Club
Food+Tech Connect Bootcamp "The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant" | Tue Nov 18, 2014
Slow Food NYC "Third Annual Spirits of New York" | Tue Nov 18, 2014 @ NY Distilling Co.
For an un-formatted run-on archive of a whole lot of past events you missed, click here :)