Tech & Food: Lollipops, Cookbooks, Kitchen Incubators and Buzz!

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The next Disruptive Technologists® in NYC Meetup is Monday August 19th at our additional new venue:  AT&T AdWorks Lab, 19th Floor on the  upper West Side.

The event will be all about Food & Tech - lollipops that help you lose weight, texts that tell you when your table is ready, personalized cookbooks and experiences of enterprising foodtech entrepreneurs.

There are huge screens as well as killer high tech equipment so we can have a fun Disruptive Meetup! The place is smaller, so tickets will be limited. But we will still have pizza and soda provided by FundingPost and other cool drinks, like Hint essence water and giveaways. And the Lab will also be providing beer!


6:15 - 6:45 Registration, Networking and food!

6:45 - 8:30  Panel Discussion

8:30 - 10:00  Special Disruptive Members Happy Hour at our Disruptive bar


1) Andrea Horblitt, Founder of Sukitz

Fearless, fun, innovative, Andrea is an onward entrepreneur and model with a niche in brand development. Her skills have allowed her to create and sell several patents for apparel related goods. Possessing the exceptional ability to identify unsatisfied consumer needs, Andrea created one of the most anticipated edible brands of the year; Sweet Science that debuted with their renowned line of SUKITZ pops. The unique pops provide the consumer with an alternative to unhealthy sweets - while serving as a means to boost energy and act as a diet-aid, a trend Andrea aims to keep consistent within the brand.  She has also been a brand consultant to Celebrity Dead or Alive, Happy Hour and many popular iPhone applications.

2.) Warner Siebert, Co-Founder & CEO of BuzzTable

Warner is the Co-Founder & CEO of BuzzTable, mobile guest management for restaurants. He was recently awarded one of the top Under30CEO's in the US (2012). Prior to BuzzTable, he co-founded Branded Evolution, an NYC-based sales, marketing and business development firm that assisted early-stage technology companies transact with brands, agencies, and publishers. Before Branded Evolution, Warner was a Senior Sales & Marketing Executive at Clear Channel Communications where he focused on terrestrial radio and digital initiatives for local and national advertisers. He also spent five years working for a casual dining restaurant group based in the DC/MD/DE region.

3.) Sandra Vu, Program Director at Hot Bread Kitchen

Sandra is the Program Director for HBK Incubates, Hot Bread Kitchen's kitchen incubator program that supports food entrepreneurs and the sustainable growth of their culinary ventures. HBK Incubates offers commercial kitchen rental at below market rates and supports start-up food businesses with business and culinary workshops, commercial kitchen training, and exposure to a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial and culinary environment. HBK Incubates currently supports over 30 food businesses ranging from caterers, bakers, and specialty food makers.

Hot Bread Kitchen, located in East Harlem, is a non-profit social enterprise that increases economic security for foreign-born and low-income women in their workforce development program and food entrepreneurs in their business incubation program.

4.) Anna Curran, CEO of CookBook Create

Giving you the ability to organize recipes from family and friends, helps you make your own full color cookbook with lots of photos. No matter if you are designing a cookbook to preserve family recipes, making a thoughtful wedding gift, or publishing recipes from your blog, your personality will shine through in your print-on-demand cookbook.  Once you're ready to publish, your cookbook will be printed and shipped to your home.

5.) Joe Rubin, Founder Funding Post and Arc Angel Fund

Joe Rubin is a Director and Co-Founder of FundingPost has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors nationwide for over 10 years through its Online Venture Exchange, Dealflow Magazine and organizes Venture Capital and Angel Investor Conferences in 20 cities nationwide. Joe is responsible for the's operations, and runs the largest online annual business plan competition, Pitching Across America. He spends much of his time coaching and helping early-stage companies. He is also a Founding Member of ARC Angel Fund, a seed technology fund based in NYC.

**Moderator: David Carlos: CTO,

Biz tech consultant, IT guru and sales professional.


For questions email Lauren at [masked]


"Just a wonderful event!" - Marc Raphael

"Great, learn a lot about keeping the passion and having a compelling drive to go further" -Micco Wu

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  • Joly M.

    August 30, 2013

  • Joe R.

    More details at

    August 21, 2013

  • Joe R.

    Thank you again Lauren for organizing this event. I enjoyed speaking on the panel and meeting everyone at the event! Just a reminder, the food investing conference is next Thursday in New York at the international culinary Center. The discount code for this meet up is: foodinvest

    August 21, 2013

  • Lev B.

    Wish I had found this earlier! Very cool event concept and set of panelists. For any food entrepreneurs, I started a website to easily and cheaply make nutrition fact labels. If any are interested, DM me or take a look at Looking forward to future meetups!

    August 21, 2013

  • Kevin B.

    Great venue and panel for my first Disruptive Technologists meeting. I liked the format and the open discussions- looking forward to the next one.

    August 20, 2013

  • James M.

    I was late so missed early chats, whatever. (Bus from No Jersey took 1.5 hrs (twice usual time.)

    August 20, 2013

  • Land G.

    Hi Disruptors! 1st Meeting Up: Disrupting with Startup Building "NY3DP Summits" for late Sept. Looking for 3D-Printing Disruptors interested in Steering Committee volunteering, access to sessions & bigger roles to come. C details on site!

    August 19, 2013

  • Simon Sikorski M.

    I look forward to connecting with Healthcare Entrepreneurs

    August 19, 2013

  • steven a.

    I'm the founder of We've developed a better way to make money from streaming video.

    August 17, 2013

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