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The Austin Texas Food & Tech Landscape

The Cook's Nook

We’re kicking off 2019 with a great presentation on the local Food & Tech landscape. This is a “can’t miss presentation” that will set the stage for all events to follow. Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager with the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability, will provide an overview of the work the City is doing to support and develop a local, sustainable food system. This will include progress towards the use of public land for urban agriculture, preserving prime farmland, decreasing greenhouse gas-emissions in the food supply chain, institutional procurement of sustainable food, improving access to healthy affordable food, and reducing food waste. Bio: Edwin earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Oregon and completed an “Apprenticeship in Agroecology” from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was the founder and director of the non-profit Jones Valley Teaching Farm located in Birmingham, Alabama and co-authored a book about urban farming called Breaking Through Concrete. Agenda 6:30pm - Networking 7:00pm - Welcome & Intros 7:15pm - Intro to Food + Tech by RNA - Robert Nathan Allen 7:30pm - Speaker Presentation and Discussion 8:30pm – Q&A, Networking Sponsors We’re excited to have our first sponsor but we’re still looking for a few more, especially for venues, food, drinks, snacks, and social media. Lee & Hayes is a pre-eminent intellectual property (IP) practice with expertise beyond the basics of IP. Over 80 seasoned IP attorneys and agents provide patent, trademark, copyright, and litigation services to businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading-edge start-ups. The firm’s corporate and FDA/Regulatory practices synergize with their IP core to plan and execute comprehensive business strategies for technology clients. Lee & Hayes boasts attorneys who are consistently honored as being leaders in their respective practices by numerous leading industry publications and vetting organizations. For more information, visit leehayes.com. Andrew, a partner with Lee & Hayes will be available at all of our meetups in 2019. Andrew has extensive experience in both corporate and intellectual property matters making him the perfect attorney to assist businesses in navigating the complex legal landscape associated with starting a business, developing strategic IP assets, raising capital, and planning for an exit. Andrew draws on wide-ranging expertise gained while working with businesses ranging from start-ups to companies on the Fortune 500 list. He has a clear vision of how businesses small and large develop legal strategies to protect themselves and increase intrinsic value.

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