It’s been a whirlwind year for food innovation, and now it’s time to celebrate! Come taste and explore the future of food with our community of entrepreneurs, makers, investors, media, executives and more at our Holiday Bash.
From cocktail bots and at-home aquaponics to edible insects and food holograms, this is going to be a party you won’t forget.. Catch up with old friends, make new ones and get down and dirty with kick-ass startups disrupting the way we eat. We’ll have loads of nibbles, killer drinks, networking, surprises and, of course, holiday cheer.
We are also excited to announce that S2G Ventures co-founder and managing director Victor Friedberg will be joining us to share his insights about food innovation and investment.
Ark Reactor: Ark Reactor is a robotic fermentation system that produces personalized probiotics, including beverages, medicines, and fertilizers.
Back To The Roots: A rapidly emerging organic food company that is dedicated to the movement of making food personal again and reconnecting families to what they eat!
Bandar Foods: Bandar Foods reimagines authentic Indian flavors for everyday American eating occasions through its Indian-inspired condiments and Naan Chips.
Brooklyn Brewery & Emilie Baltz – A bite of “Canvas” will be served up. This is the first taste of a series of Sensory Dinners performed by Andrew Gerson, Chef & Head of Culinary Programming at Brooklyn Brewery, and designer Emilie Baltz to launch in 2016 with Brooklyn Brewery.
Edenworks: Edenworks is creating the future of farming: data-driven urban food infrastructure. It designs, builds, and operates a network of automated rooftop aquaponic farms, providing organic and sustainable seafood and produce to local food service businesses.
Exhibit C.: EXHIBIT C. is a fresh culinary event space powered by Chef Daphne Cheng and a curated community of talented chefs. It host classes, dinners, and events celebrating food, especially haute vegetable cuisine, and the many ways it influences our culture.
Exo: Exo is the market leader in insect-based protein – a revolutionary and sustainable alternative protein source. Exo’s all-natural cricket-flour protein bars are developed by a three-Michelin-star chef and are made with simple, whole ingredients.
food360: food360 is a food + innovation design caterer offering high-end food performance experiences.
Foodpairing: Foodpairing® is a creative food-tech agency that has developed one of the world’s largest ingredient and flavor databases and a series of unique algorithms capable of calculating the world’s best surprising and novel food & drink pairings.
Grove: Grove builds beautiful products to make local, healthy food accessible to everyone on the planet.
Homemade: Homemade is a way to connect people through food. It is a platform for cooks to share their meals and story with the community.
Misfit Juicery: MISFIT Juicery makes cold-pressed juice out of fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste either because they are excess or don’t meet the high aesthetic standards of commercial retailers.
Ox Verte: Ox Verte is a forward-thinking food seasonal catering startup that caters to the health-conscious and hungry alike.
Radicle Farm Company: Radicle Farm Company grows outstanding living salad greens and aggregates fantastic produce from local farms that do not have a viable marketplace. They provide an alternative to the generic bagged and boxed greens that consumers are accustomed to: salad that is distinct, delicious and fresh.
The Purple Carrot: The Purple Carrot ships healthy ingredients and delicious recipes to busy, health-conscious people, using only whole food plant-based ingredients.
Victor E. Friedberg – Co-Founder & Managing Director, S2G Ventures In co-founding S2G, Victor has brought together two personal passions: food and innovation. On a trip in 2009 to Spain, he went to the Central Market in Valencia and discovered that the food he’d been eating in the USA is a mere shadow of what real food actually tastes and feels like. He wondered why. The answer: our food system wasn’t designed to produce healthy food, it was designed to create plentiful, cheap and convenient food. So how can we change the food system into a better one? For Victor the answer is investment and innovation. In his role as Managing Director at S2G, he looks for mission-aligned innovative companies that have a big idea, passionate founders/management, and tailwinds. He helps to capitalize and guide those companies to achieve scale and success. In his role as a Managing Director, Victor enjoys helping to build and lead the S2G team, which is singularly poised to help transform the food system.