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This is a group for anyone interested in food innovation, food tech, food entrepreneurship, food retail, etc with a special emphasis on organic foods, plant-based foods, plant-based protein, vegan foods, keto foods, sustainability, and other next-wave food system themes. We're extra excited when these food system themes can be discussed in the framework of next-wave technologies, including but not limited to payments, mobile, augmented reality, blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, robotics, etc.

Upcoming events (5)

Angel/Pre-Seed Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Are you a startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Present and get immediate feedback from investors. Pitching entrepreneurs receive judges' contact details within 24 hours of the event.* You will receive your Zoom URL after signing up for your ticket. *Epic Events Pitch Guarantee for Pitching Entrepreneurs: If we have less than 4 investors/experts, we will introduce you by email to additional investors within 48 hours of the event. For example, if we have 3 investors for an event, we will introduce you to 1 more investor. Epic Events Virtual Format (Updated) Startups will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote on the company based on their 4-minute presentation. If we have 3-5 startups: Startups will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote on the company on a scale of 1-5 based on their 4-minute presentation. Winners will be announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often get meetings with the investors that result in beginning the process for Angel investment. If we have more than 5 startups, our format will be the following: Each company will deliver a 1-minute elevator to the Investor Panelists. There will be up to two questions from the panel. After each company’s elevator pitch the panel will vote on a scale of 1-5 as to how much they like the company. The top 5 vote getters will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote again on the company based on their 4-minute presentation. Winners will be announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often get meetings with the investors that result in beginning the process for Angel investment. Agenda: 3:30pm PDT - 3:35pm PDT: Opening Remarks 3:35pm PDT - 3:50pm PDT: Judges Panel Intros 3:50pm PDT - 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels Judges: TBD Want to Pitch? If you want to present at this event, please purchase the Entrepreneur ticket and submit your application here: https://bit.ly/2EaaJWY. After the event, we will share Investor contacts within 24 hrs. Not part of a startup? Get tickets and join us! Our pitch event is a great networking and learning opportunity. Weekly Pitch Events: Blockchain Pitch - 9/1 Female Founders Pitch - 9/1 Fintech Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 10/15 Deep Tech Pitch - 10/20 A Round Investor Panel + Pitch - 10/28 Seed Round Investor Pitch - 11/12 Heads of X Conferences Series: Heads of Product - July 28 Heads of Engineering - August 13 Heads of Design - August 27 Heads of Data Science - September 10 Heads of Digital Marketing - September 24 Heads of Sales - October 8 Heads of Operations - October 22 Heads of People - November 5 Heads of Finance - November 19 Heads of Legal - December 10 ------ Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email) San Francisco, CA 94105 Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes. ------ Join the Epic Events Meetup Group Join the SF Machine Learning Meetup Group Join the SF Computer Vision & Deep Learning Meetup Group Join the SF Startups and Investors Meetup Group Join the SF Blockchain + Distributed Ledger Tech Meetup Group Join the SF Food Tech Meetup Group Join the SF AR + CV Meetup Group Join the SF Cannabis and Hemp Meetup Group ------ NO REFUNDS ------ Eventbrite link : http://bit.ly/3qGwK1T

Deep Tech Investor Panel + Startup Pitches

Online event

Are you a startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Present and get immediate feedback from investors. Pitching entrepreneurs receive judges' contact details within 24 hours of the event.* You will receive your Zoom URL after signing up for your ticket. *Epic Events Pitch Guarantee for Pitching Entrepreneurs: If we have less than 4 investors/experts, we will introduce you by email to additional investors within 48 hours of the event. For example, if we have 3 investors for an event, we will introduce you to 1 more investor. Epic Events Virtual Format (Updated) Startups will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote on the company based on their 4-minute presentation. If we have 3-5 startups: Startups will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote on the company on a scale of 1-5 based on their 4-minute presentation. Winners will be announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often get meetings with the investors that result in beginning the process for Angel investment. If we have more than 5 startups, our format will be the following: Each company will deliver a 1-minute elevator to the Investor Panelists. There will be up to two questions from the panel. After each company’s elevator pitch the panel will vote on a scale of 1-5 as to how much they like the company. The top 5 vote getters will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote again on the company based on their 4-minute presentation. Winners will be announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often get meetings with the investors that result in beginning the process for Angel investment. Agenda: 3:30pm PDT - 3:35pm PDT: Opening Remarks 3:35pm PDT - 3:50pm PDT: Judges Panel Intros 3:50pm PDT - 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels Judges: TBD Want to Pitch? If you want to present at this event, please purchase the Entrepreneur ticket and submit your application here: https://bit.ly/2EaaJWY. After the event, we will share Investor contacts within 24 hrs. Not part of a startup? Get tickets and join us! Our pitch event is a great networking and learning opportunity. Weekly Pitch Events: Blockchain Pitch - 9/1 Female Founders Pitch - 9/1 Fintech Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 10/15 Deep Tech Pitch - 10/20 A Round Investor Panel + Pitch - 10/28 Seed Round Investor Pitch - 11/12 Heads of X Conferences Series: Heads of Product - July 28 Heads of Engineering - August 13 Heads of Design - August 27 Heads of Data Science - September 10 Heads of Digital Marketing - September 24 Heads of Sales - October 8 Heads of Operations - October 22 Heads of People - November 5 Heads of Finance - November 19 Heads of Legal - December 10 ------ Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email) San Francisco, CA 94105 Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes. ------ NO REFUNDS ------ Eventbrite link : http://bit.ly/3p3WOUr

X Academy Series: Founder Academy (Cohort FA2)

Online event

X Academy Series: Founder Academy Founder Academy is a two-day virtual curriculum and educational experience for founders who are post Seed but haven't raised a Series A round. It is organized by San Francisco-based Epic Events founded by Anna Cho, Founding Partner of Anna Cho Syndicate. This application only, merit based program will dive into topics from "Team & Culture" to "Negotiating a Term Sheet". The speaker lineup features prominent and up-and-coming investors and founders. This is a virtual event, and you will be able to join us online from the comfort of your own home to learn from the greatest minds in building the next unicorn. You’ll hear what is top of mind for investors and network with a global community of fellow pioneers, and leverage the best part of a COVID-induced virtual world: being able to connect with and hear from your esteemed peers where distance is no longer relevant! How to Apply? Please submit your startup application here: https://bit.ly/3e9vpvN. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 11:59pm PT. Program Breakdown Starting at 2:00PM PDT, Founder Academy will be broken up into two sections: open mic networking and pitches 30 minutes before event start, and informative presentations from investors and experts. Agenda (All Times In PDT) DAY ONE - FEBRUARY 23 2:30pm - Opening Remarks 2:30pm - Presentation 3:30pm - Presentation 4:30pm - Closing Remarks DAY TWO - FEBRUARY 24 2:30pm - Opening Remarks 2:30pm - Presentation 3:30pm - Presentation 4:30pm - Closing Remarks What is #XAcademy? X Academy is a new 2-day virtual curriculum and educational series for individuals in the early stage startup ecosystem. What is #FounderAcademy? Founder Academy is a 2-day educational experience for founders who are Post Seed to Pre-Series A. This application only, merit based program will dive into topics from "Team & Culture" to "Negotiating a Term Sheet". It will feature a mix of networking, pitching, and presentations, all with the aim to provide actionable insights around how to build the next unicorn. Why should I attend? What you learn during Founder Academy will transform the way you go about building your startup. You’ll come away with concrete ideas you can apply in building your company, along with fresh contacts that may become customers, partners, or investors in the future. Where is the conference? Founder Academy will take place live, online on January 12th to 13th, 2021. We will send you the instructions in the confirmation email. The best part is you can participate from the comfort of your own home, wherever in the world you are! Who is attending? Founders, investors, mentors, and experts. Will Founder Academy be recorded? Yes. How do I become a Sponsor? Get in touch with us at [masked]. What's the cancellation/refund policy? Sorry, no refunds are allowed, but you can transfer the ticket to a colleague or a friend. Any ticket transfers must be made at least 48 hours before the event starts. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? [masked] Disclaimer: By registering for this event I agree to receive email communications from Epic Events and all sponsor brands. Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. EVENTBRITE LINK: https://bit.ly/32mXVFx

A Round Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Online event

Are you a startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Present and get immediate feedback from investors. Pitching entrepreneurs receive judges' contact details within 24 hours of the event.* You will receive your Zoom URL after signing up for your ticket. *Epic Events Pitch Guarantee for Pitching Entrepreneurs: If we have less than 4 investors/experts, we will introduce you by email to additional investors within 48 hours of the event. For example, if we have 3 investors for an event, we will introduce you to 1 more investor. Epic Events Virtual Format (Updated) Each company will deliver a 1-minute elevator to the Investor Panelists. There will be up to two questions from the panel. After each company’s elevator pitch the panel will vote on a scale of 1-5 as to how much they like the company. The top 5 vote getters will get to do a 4-min. presentation followed by 4 min. of Q&A followed by 4 min. of non-rebuttal feedback. The panelists will vote again on the company based on their 4-minute presentation. Winners will be announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often get meetings with the investors that result in beginning the process for Angel investment. Agenda: 3:30pm PDT - 3:35pm PDT: Opening Remarks 3:35pm PDT - 3:50pm PDT: Judges Panel Intros 3:50pm PDT - 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels Judges: TBD Want to Pitch? If you want to present at this event, please purchase the Entrepreneur ticket and submit your application here: https://bit.ly/2EaaJWY. After the event, we will share Investor contacts within 24 hrs. Not part of a startup? Get tickets and join us! Our pitch event is a great networking and learning opportunity. Weekly Pitch Events: Blockchain Pitch - 9/1 Female Founders Pitch - 9/1 Fintech Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 9/9 Angel/Pre-Seed Round Pitch - 10/15 Deep Tech Pitch - 10/20 A Round Investor Panel + Pitch - 11/17 Seed Round Investor Pitch - 11/19 Heads of X Conference Series: Heads of Product - July 28 Heads of Engineering - August 13 Heads of Design - August 27 Heads of Data Science - September 10 Heads of Digital Marketing - September 24 Heads of Sales - October 8 Heads of Operations - October 22 Heads of People - December 8 Heads of Finance - December 10 Heads of Legal - December 22 ------ Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email) San Francisco, CA 94105 Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes. ------ Join the Epic Events Meetup Group Join the SF Machine Learning Meetup Group Join the SF Computer Vision & Deep Learning Meetup Group Join the SF Startups and Investors Meetup Group Join the SF Blockchain + Distributed Ledger Tech Meetup Group Join the SF Food Tech Meetup Group Join the SF AR + CV Meetup Group Join the SF Cannabis and Hemp Meetup Group ------ NO REFUNDS ------ Eventbrite link : http://bit.ly/3o5SDGl

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