Following the success of Hack//Meat NYC, we heard nonstop from our friends and colleagues on the West Coast that they wanted a chance to hack the sustainable meat business, too. So we’re putting out a call to the Bay Area’s best and brightest: can you help us figure out ways to use technology to bridge the divide between pasture and plate and create a better future for meat?
Hosted by Food+Tech Connect in partnership with the GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate, Hack//Meat Silicon Valley invites technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives and industry “steakholders” (farmers, butchers, processors, artisans, restaurateurs, retailers, policy advocates and non-profit leaders) to help us reimagine the business of meat.
Over the course of three days, participants work together to break down business- and consumer education-related sustainable meat challenges and then rapidly prototype new solutions.
Guided by industry experts, mentors and design-thinking facilitators from the Institute of Design at Stanford and The Design Gym, hackers will then have an opportunity to pitch their products to an expert panel of judges, including leading industry VCs, sustainable food entrepreneurs, and farmers. For more info, check out the event schedule.
Along the way, participants will enjoy sustainable food from some of the Bay Area’s best sustainable food producers, gain hands-on design thinking experience and develop invaluable new connections.
In December 2012, we gathered 150+ innovators from across the country for the first Hack//Meat in NYC, which resulted in countless insights, new relationships and, most importantly, 12 new products. Check out coverage from that event in New York Times, Grist, Fast Company, Forbes, Ars Technica, GigaOM, and right here at Food+Tech Connect.