Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and connector for the food tech sector. She believes technology, collaboration and innovative business models are key to creating a better future for food. In 2009, she started Food+Tech Connect to help people get the information and connections they need re-engineer the food system. In 2010, she hosted the first food hackathon, and she continues to work with game-changing companies like Applegate, Google and Chipotle to build a community of innovators tackling big challenges through hackathons. Most recently, she launched Food+Tech Ed, a learning community dedicated to helping food entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses.
Danielle regularly speaks and consults on food, technology and open innovation, including presentations at The G8 Conference on Open Agricultural Data, SXSW, Menus of Change, Expo West and East, Health Datapalooza, Edible Institute, CropLife America National Policy Conference, SOCAP, Internet Week and Social Media Week. She is a founding member of the Culinary Institute of America's Business Leadership Council, a member of the Google Innovation Lab For Food Experiences and a mentor for Accel Foods and Food-X. She is also a contributor to Forbes and The Huffington Post. Prior to FTC, Danielle worked on PR and business development at BrightFarm Systems (now BrightFarms).
Nina heads up editorial and creative at Food+Tech Connect. Hailing from a food-obsessed Vermont home, she grew passionate about building a healthier, more sustainable food system after graduating Skidmore College. Nina began her career in the Creative Department at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, where she managed marketing and design projects for the ever-expanding, pioneering green restaurant company. When she’s not writing or designing for Food+Tech Connect, she’s most likely making rhubarb jam or beet chips in her annoyingly "Brooklyn" apartment.