Danielle Gould is the founder of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and community for food tech and innovation, and co-founder and co-CEO of Alpha Food Labs, a community-driven platform for building and launching deliciously healthy and sustainable food companies. Since 2010, Danielle has been the leading voice for leveraging new technology, investment and business models to create a better food future. She is also a founding member of the Culinary Institute of America's Business Leadership Council and a member of the Google Innovation Lab For FoodExperiences. Danielle was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines Most Innovative Women in Food.
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, Seeds & Chips, EAT Forum, Expo West and East, Health Datapalooza, Edible Institute, CropLife America National Policy Conference, SOCAP, Internet Week and Social Media Week. Prior to Food+Tech Connect, Danielle worked on PR and business development at BrightFarm Systems (now BrightFarms).
Phoebe Tran produces Food+Tech Connect’s bi-weekly newsletter and events. She also teaches exploratory cooking classes for kids through Allergic to Salad and is part of the New School’s Food Studies Program to deepen her understanding of the role that food plays in our culture, health and the environment. She is especially interested in the ways that food design and art can challenge and improve people’s relationship with food through experiences.
Before FTC, Phoebe pursued entrepreneurial ventures in Shanghai and New York, including pop-ups, supperclubs, product development and menu design. She now collaborates on projects focused on food experimentation, sovereignty and sustainability.