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Food Entrepreneur® Experience

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1-2:30 pm CT

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 disruptors and visionaries. During the 90-minute session, participants will learn the latest trends and insights from industry leaders, plus the founders of early-stage brands will discuss the inspiration behind innovative products.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1-2:30 pm CT


Get a taste of four of the brands behind the upcycled food movement. A limited number of tasting boxes are available to purchase to sample before, during or after the presentation.

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Event Speakers

Learn how the SnackFutures team at Mondelez International is elevating early-stage businesses and developing new brands to revolutionize the food system.

Brigette Wolf

Vice president and global head
Mondelez International, Inc.

Brigette Wolf is vice president and global head of SnackFutures, Mondelez International’s innovation and venture hub. She is responsible for fueling the company’s innovation pipeline through the creation of brands and investing in entrepreneurs through venture deals.

Tapan Shah

Head of venture capital
Mondelez International, Inc.

Tapan Shah leads venture capital activity for SnackFutures at Mondelez International, investing in early-stage high-growth food companies in functional and premium snacking and exploring food technology and strategic capability areas.

Jackie Haney

Innovation and CoLab program manager
Mondelez International, Inc.

Jackie Haney is the innovation and CoLab program manager for SnackFutures at Mondelez International. In her role, she manages operations for SnackFutures’ innovation projects and leads its startup engagement program, supporting early-stage well-being brands and identifying investment opportunities.

Meet the Brands

The upcycled food movement is gaining momentum as product developers create new uses for previously overlooked ingredients. Meet the founders behind four upcycled food 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.

Betty Lu

Founder and CEO
Confetti Snacks

Converting irregular produce into vibrant vegetable chips.

Betty Lu is the founder and chief executive officer of Confetti Snacks, converting irregular produce into vibrant vegetable chips seasoned with globally inspired flavors. A portion of the proceeds supports global efforts to end hunger and malnutrition.

Alana Lima

Cajú Love

Creating meat alternatives from fiber-rich cashew fruit.

Alana Lima co-founded Cajú Love, using cashew apples, the fleshy stems of the plant that often are discarded, to make a meat alternative that is rich in fiber, minerals and protein. The brand’s organic cashew fruit meat has a texture similar to that of shredded chicken with neutral flavor.

Chris Kajander

Co-founder and CEO

Producing sustainable snack bites using the whole cacao pod.

Chris Kajander is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Candid, the maker of Noons snack bites formulated with the whole cacao pod, including the seed and fruit that are typically discarded. He is passionate about sustainable sourcing, food justice and good chocolate.

Caroline Cotto

Co-founder and COO
Renewal Mill

Transforming leftover pulp from plant milk production into climate-friendly flours.

Caroline Cotto is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Renewal Mill, a next-generation ingredients company focused on reducing food waste by transforming the leftover pulp from plant milk production into nutritious, functional flours.

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