Food Innovation & Investment Summit 2022

Food Innovation & Investment Summit

Showcasing product and ingredients innovation to build a healthier and more sustainable food system

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San Francisco, California
18-19 May, 2022

Interested in partnering? Get in touch to see how the Food Innovation & Investment Summit can help you meet your business goals.

Do you have an innovative product within Alternative Proteins, Personalized Nutrition & Gut Health, or Functional Ingredients & Biotech that you'd like to showcase?

WHY ATTEND

What is the Food Innovation & Investment Summit?

We know there are several events and exhibitions for the food sector out there and we know they are good. However, you have told us there is something missing: an industry conference that shines a spotlight on fast-moving product and ingredient innovation, and that connects this innovation with investors facilitating partnerships and investment.

At the Food Innovation & Investment Summit you will hear plenary C-suite discussions focused on the macro trends impacting the food market including the consumer drive to shift our food system to make it more sustainable; scaling innovative foods to bring them to the mainstream; understanding what makes an attractive investment opportunity for investors and building partnerships.  

Then we break off into focused conference streams across the two days to deep dive into the 3 most exciting areas of product and ingredient innovation: alternative protein; personalized nutrition and gut health; functional ingredients and biotech

We are excited to provide a platform that showcases the innovations that are shaping this growing market and to play a critical role in the evolution of the food industry!

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Showcasing the most innovative and disruptive companies in the food industry.

15 innovative food start-ups within Alternative Proteins, Personalized Nutrition & Gut Health, and Functional Ingredients & Biotech will be selected by our prestigious Selection Committee, and take to the stage in a quick-fire round of presentations, demonstrating their vision of the food industry of the future, and what role their product plays in that.

Our 15 finalists will take to the stage and give a 3-minute pitch of their company in front of 100s of industry leaders and strategic, corporate partners.

All details shared with the committee are strictly confidential. The more detailed the application form, the more information the selection committee can use to make their decision. However, if you do not wish to fill in a question, please feel free to leave it blank.  

The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 31st.

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Selection Committee

Author:

Andrew Ive

Founder & Managing General Partner
Big Idea Ventures

Author:

Maureen Rinkunas

Director, Open Innovation
Corbion Ventures

Author:

Renske Lynde

General Partner
1st Course Capital

Author:

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Author:

Rachel Resek

Corporate Venture Capital
Cargill

WHO WILL ATTEND

2022 SPEAKERS

 

Melissa Cash

Chief Strategy Officer
Nestlé

Melissa Cash

Chief Strategy Officer
Nestlé

Melissa Cash

Chief Strategy Officer
Nestlé
 

Denise Lefebvre

SVP Foods R&D
PepsiCo

Denise Lefebvre

SVP Foods R&D
PepsiCo

Denise Lefebvre

SVP Foods R&D
PepsiCo
 

Ernst van Orsouw

CEO
Roslin Technologies

Ernst van Orsouw

CEO
Roslin Technologies

Ernst van Orsouw

CEO
Roslin Technologies
 

Laura Zaim

Director, LDC Innovations
Louis Dreyfus Company

Laura Zaim

Director, LDC Innovations
Louis Dreyfus Company

Laura Zaim

Director, LDC Innovations
Louis Dreyfus Company
 

Marvin Jiwan

Americas Lead, Open Innovation Strategic R&D
Ferrero

Marvin Jiwan

Americas Lead, Open Innovation Strategic R&D
Ferrero

Marvin Jiwan

Americas Lead, Open Innovation Strategic R&D
Ferrero
 

Abigail Storms

Global Head of Speciality Sweeteners
Tate and Lyle

Abigail Storms

Global Head of Speciality Sweeteners
Tate and Lyle

Abigail Storms

Global Head of Speciality Sweeteners
Tate and Lyle
 

Christina O'Keefe

Director of Sustainability
Kerry Group

Christina O'Keefe

Director of Sustainability
Kerry Group

Christina O'Keefe

Director of Sustainability
Kerry Group
 

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co- Founder
Shiok Meats

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co- Founder
Shiok Meats

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co- Founder
Shiok Meats
 

Melanie Barteime

Global Food Analyst
Mintel

Melanie Barteime

Global Food Analyst
Mintel

Melanie Barteime

Global Food Analyst
Mintel
 

Suneer Sunny Jain

CEO & Founder
SunGenomics

Suneer Sunny Jain

CEO & Founder
SunGenomics

Suneer Sunny Jain

CEO & Founder
SunGenomics
 

Garrett Ruhland

CEO
Ruhland Ventures

Garrett Ruhland

CEO
Ruhland Ventures

Garrett Ruhland

CEO
Ruhland Ventures
 

Maureen Rinkunas

Director, Open Innovation
Corbion Ventures

Maureen Rinkunas

Director, Open Innovation
Corbion Ventures

Maureen Rinkunas

Director, Open Innovation
Corbion Ventures
 

Audrey Gyr

Start-up Innovation Specialist
The Good Food Institute

Audrey Gyr

Start-up Innovation Specialist
The Good Food Institute

Audrey Gyr

Start-up Innovation Specialist
The Good Food Institute
 

Brian Sylvester

Special Counsel
Covington & Burlington LLP

Brian Sylvester

Special Counsel
Covington & Burlington LLP

Brian Sylvester

Special Counsel
Covington & Burlington LLP
 

Spencer Maughan

Co-Founder & Partner
Finistere Ventures

Spencer Maughan

Co-Founder & Partner
Finistere Ventures

Spencer Maughan

Co-Founder & Partner
Finistere Ventures
 

Alexandre Ruberti

CEO
Future Farm

Alexandre Ruberti

CEO
Future Farm

Alexandre Ruberti

CEO
Future Farm
 

Lou Cooperhouse

President & CEO
BlueNalu

Lou Cooperhouse

President & CEO
BlueNalu

Lou Cooperhouse

President & CEO
BlueNalu
 

Susan Bratton

CEO & Founder
Savor Health

Susan Bratton

CEO & Founder
Savor Health

Susan Bratton

CEO & Founder
Savor Health
 

Nathan Price

CSO
Thorne HealthTech

Nathan Price

CSO
Thorne HealthTech

Nathan Price

CSO
Thorne HealthTech
 

Mariette Abrahams

CEO & Founder
Qina

Mariette Abrahams

CEO & Founder
Qina

Mariette Abrahams

CEO & Founder
Qina
 

Ranjan Sinha

CEO
Digbi Health

Ranjan Sinha

CEO
Digbi Health

Ranjan Sinha

CEO
Digbi Health
 

Ari Melamud

CEO
DouxMatok

Ari Melamud

CEO
DouxMatok

Ari Melamud

CEO
DouxMatok
 

Arturo Elizondo

CEO & Founder
The EVERY Company

Arturo Elizondo

CEO & Founder
The EVERY Company

Arturo Elizondo

CEO & Founder
The EVERY Company
 

Rahul Ray

Senior Director
Tyson Ventures

Rahul Ray

Senior Director
Tyson Ventures

Rahul Ray

Senior Director
Tyson Ventures
 

Laura Braden

Lead Regulatory Counsel
The Good Food Institute

Laura Braden

Lead Regulatory Counsel
The Good Food Institute

Laura Braden

Lead Regulatory Counsel
The Good Food Institute
 

Dan Altschuler Malek

Managing Partner
Unovis Asset Management

Dan Altschuler Malek

Managing Partner
Unovis Asset Management

Dan Altschuler Malek

Managing Partner
Unovis Asset Management
 

Matt Crisp

CEO & Co-Founder
Benson Hill

Matt Crisp

CEO & Co-Founder
Benson Hill

Matt Crisp

CEO & Co-Founder
Benson Hill
 

Sofia Elizondo

Co-founder and COO
Brightseed

Sofia Elizondo

Co-founder and COO
Brightseed

Sofia Elizondo

Co-founder and COO
Brightseed
 

Melissa Snover

CEO & Founder
Get Nourish3d

Melissa Snover

CEO & Founder
Get Nourish3d

Melissa Snover

CEO & Founder
Get Nourish3d
 

Jeremy Burks

Executive Vice President
Roquette

Jeremy Burks

Executive Vice President
Roquette

Jeremy Burks

Executive Vice President
Roquette
 

Professor Yaakov Nahmias

CSO & Founder
Future Meat Technology

Professor Yaakov Nahmias

CSO & Founder
Future Meat Technology

Professor Yaakov Nahmias

CSO & Founder
Future Meat Technology
 

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director
S2G Ventures
 

Shelley Balanko

SVP Business Development
The Hartman Group

Shelley Balanko

SVP Business Development
The Hartman Group

Shelley Balanko

SVP Business Development
The Hartman Group
 

Olaf Larsen

Senior Manager Science
Yakult

Talk to me about… your research 

I studied chemistry at the VU University Amsterdam, where I progressed to obtain a PhD in biophysics from the same university.

Following my postdoctoral research in New York City and Amsterdam, I began my career within the industry. I worked for both ASML, and TNO, and as a life sciences consultant within various organizations.

Since 2012, I've headed the science department at Yakult Nederland, and since 2016, I have been a part time assistant professor at the VU University.

Olaf Larsen

Senior Manager Science
Yakult

Olaf Larsen

Senior Manager Science
Yakult

Talk to me about… your research 

I studied chemistry at the VU University Amsterdam, where I progressed to obtain a PhD in biophysics from the same university.

Following my postdoctoral research in New York City and Amsterdam, I began my career within the industry. I worked for both ASML, and TNO, and as a life sciences consultant within various organizations.

Since 2012, I've headed the science department at Yakult Nederland, and since 2016, I have been a part time assistant professor at the VU University.

My research focuses on the valorization of microbiota management as well as mathematical simulations of the gut microbiota.

 

Nicholas Dyner

CEO
Moleaer

Nicholas Dyner

CEO
Moleaer

Nicholas Dyner

CEO
Moleaer
 

Len Monheit

Managing Partner
Trust Transparency Center

A recognized industry analyst and thought leader, Len Monheit has over 20 years experience in the natural products and dietary supplement industry, with over 15 years background in digital media. Monheit has participated in dozens of speaking engagements across four continents, talking about best business practices, industry trends across the health and wellness industries, and success factors for international business development.

Len Monheit

Managing Partner
Trust Transparency Center

Len Monheit

Managing Partner
Trust Transparency Center

A recognized industry analyst and thought leader, Len Monheit has over 20 years experience in the natural products and dietary supplement industry, with over 15 years background in digital media. Monheit has participated in dozens of speaking engagements across four continents, talking about best business practices, industry trends across the health and wellness industries, and success factors for international business development.

With a background in Biopharma and biotechnology, and as General Manager of a contract research and analytical lab, Monheit, in 1999, co-founded NPIcenter, which grew over the subsequent 8 years, to be the largest online media enterprise in the North American Natural Products industry. Selling that to Penton Media’s New Hope Natural Media in 2006, Monheit joined Penton/New Hope as digital media director, ingredient portfolio manager, market leader and ultimately Executive Director of Strategic Business Development.

Taking on the role of General Manager, US, with UK-based William Reed Business Media, Monheit, over three years, introduced two new annual conferences to the US (Food Vision and Probiota) and was responsible for a tradeshow launch (The Healthy & Natural Show) in Chicago in May of 2016. Monheit had responsibility for all of William Reed’s activities in the Americas, including FoodNavigator-USA, NutraIngredients-USA, as well as Pharma and Cosmetics publications, in addition to international partnerships and growth projects.

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What is the Food Innovation & Investment Summit?

We know there are several events and exhibitions for the food sector out there and we know they are good. However, you have told us there is something missing: an industry conference that shines a spotlight on fast-moving product and ingredient innovation, and that connects this innovation with investors facilitating partnerships and investment.

At the Food Innovation & Investment Summit you will hear plenary C-suite discussions focused on the macro trends impacting the food market including the consumer drive to shift our food system to make it more sustainable; scaling innovative foods to bring them to the mainstream; understanding what makes an attractive investment opportunity for investors and building partnerships.  

Download our agenda now!

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