Update: Event name has been changed to Hack//Meat Silicon Valley to better reflect our awesome Palo Alto location.
From June 21- 23, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate are bringing together industry “steakholders” (farmers, butchers, processors, artisans, restaurateurs, retailers, policy advocates and non-profit leaders), technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives for Hack//Meat Silicon Valley, a hackathon to reimagine the business of meat.
Over the course of the weekend, participants will work together to develop data-driven technologies and communication platforms that help to democratize the way meat is produced, processed, distributed, sold and consumed.
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. Following its success, we heard nonstop from our friends and collaborators on the West Coast that they wanted a chance to hack at these issues, 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?
Over the course of three days, participants will gather at The Institute of Design at Stanford, where, guided by design-thinking facilitators, they will work together to break down business- and consumer education-related sustainable meat challenges and then rapidly prototype new solutions.
We will be launching the official registration next week, at which time we will also begin announcing some of the great speakers, prizes and judges we’ve lined up. As always, you can be sure to expect great food, lots of learning and invaluable new connections.