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Meat the Future: Startups Disrupting the Food Chain

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration & Reception

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Panel Discussion including Q&A Session 

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With recent advances in tissue engineering and plant protein research, startups and food technologists are now engineering meat and other animal products to meet rising levels of global consumption. 

Join us on Tuesday, February 18th to sample some of these products and to discover how innovations in the biotech industry are disrupting conventional methods of food production. Find out if these technologies will provide a more sustainable food supply, reduce our carbon footprint, and steer us away from our carnivorous habits. 

• Will startups like Modern Meadow, Inc and Beyond Meat be able to capture a large chunk of the $6 trillion food industry?

• What role will big companies play? Innovation or commercialization?

• Will they reduce GHG emissions and our overall carbon footprint?

• What makes a food technology startup fundable?


Stacy Feld, Partner at Physic Ventures


Dr. Andras Forgacs, Founder and CEO, Modern Meadow, Inc

Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Ken Plasse, VP Business Development, Solazyme

Rob Leclerc, Ph.D., CEO, AgFunder

Exhibit Companies:  Six Food Insects | KuliKuli Soylent  |  Exo

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  • Gauri V.

    Hello, to whomever this may concern,
    I am a student at Foothill College and College of San Mateo majoring in mechanical engineering and philosophy with a strong interest in the engineering-manipulated future. If you are looking for volunteers for this event, I'd be very happy to lend my efforts in case you needed a couple of helping hands.

    Please contact me at [masked] or PM me.

    Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

    Gauri Vilash

    January 29, 2014

    • Siejen Y.

      Thanks Gauri for your interest! Please feel free to send a note to <[masked]>, and they can follow up with you accordingly.

      January 29, 2014

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