Fans of new food and the people who make it.
Explore what’s new and what’s next in the packaged food and beverage marketplace with the Food Entrepreneur® Experience.
The Food Entrepreneur® Experience is a free, digital event featuring engaging conversations with industry disruptors and visionaries. During the 90-minute session, participants will learn the latest trends and insights from the leaders of emerging brand incubators and accelerators, plus the founders of four early-stage brands will discuss the inspiration behind innovative products. A limited number of product sampling boxes will be available to purchase for $25. The Food Entrepreneur Experience will be on September 15, 2021.
Anne Greven is the global head of Food and Agribusiness Innovation and the FoodBytes! platform at Rabobank. FoodBytes! is Rabobank’s food and agriculture innovation platform, which drives collaboration between startups, corporate leaders and investors to develop solutions to food system challenges.
Natalie Shmulik is chief executive officer of The Hatchery and a go-to resource for launching a successful food and beverage business. She has a wide range of experience working with supermarkets, culinary publications, consumer packaged goods companies and food service establishments.
Brigette Wolf is the global head of SnackFutures, Mondelez International’s innovation and venture hub, which focuses on building and growing well-being and premium brands. She is responsible for fueling the company’s innovation pipeline by creating and launching SnackFutures brands as well as identifying and solidifying strategic investment opportunities..
Meet the founders behind four innovative brands featured during the Food Entrepreneur® Experience. Attendees may taste the products highlighted during the presentation by purchasing a sample box. Limited quantities are available..
Seasoned, crunchy cactus snacks inspired by Mexican heritage
Organic, fair trade whole-leaf tea pressed into single-serving shapes that dissolve in water
Flavored edible spoons that remain sturdy in hot and cold foods
Dried fruit featuring the nutrient-dense peels
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Ramping Your Brand: The Optimal Path to Scale for Founders, Investors and Fans
James Richardson, PhD, founder, Premium Growth Solution
Adventures in Venture Capital: Investment Trends in Food and Beverage
Wayne Wu, general partner, VMG Partners
Trends in Food Product Development: Doing Good While Feeding Well Across Sustainability, Health Promotion, and Access
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director, Drexel Food Lab
1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Attendees will hear from and interact with the founders of six emerging brands bringing innovative products to the market. A limited number of sampling boxes are available for purchase.