Our next food+tech Meetup is set for Wed. February 6 (the night before the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference) and will be focused on cooking+recipe apps/startups.
The Meetup will start at 7 PM and go until 9:30, but presentations start at 7:30 sharp and go until 8:30. The format of the event is that presenters have 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. After the demos there is time for networking.
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MEETUP HQ WILL HOST US THIS MONTH! Please do remember to bring $5 cash - we'll be collecting it at the door to defray our Meetup expenses.
CookingPlanit (Jonathan Vlock)
Description: The world’s first personal cooking assistant, that comes in the form of a website and mobile application.
Problem Solved: Provides its users with a powerful set of organizational tools, allowing home cooks to better manage the entire cooking process from recipe to table.
Contacts: http://www.cookingplanit.com; @CookingPlanit; iOS app
Eat Your Books (Jane Kelly)
Description: The only website where cooks can organize and discover recipes from their favorite cookbooks, magazines, and blogs with one simple search.
Problem Solved: Most cooks use recipes from many different sources but until now they couldn’t find those recipes easily – Eat Your Books has created a searchable index of over 800,000 recipes that makes your recipe collection accessible.
Contacts: http://www.eatyourbooks.com; @EatYourBooks; [masked]
Edamam (Victor Penev)
Description: Finding what to cook made easier -- a recipe search 10 times faster than Google!!! Edamam's recipe finder is mobile optimized, visually compelling, brings high quality recipes to the top and allows easy comparing and filtering. All of this is based on the company's proprietary semantic technology.
Problem Solved: Finding, shopping for and cooking food made smarter and easier
Contacts: http://www.edamam.com; @EdamamCo; http://fb.com/edamam; http://pinterest.com/edamam
Feastie Analytics (Valerie Coffman)
Description: Feastie Analytics helps food and cookware companies identify online influencers that are a tight fit for their brands using our unique recipe parsing and social media influence measurement algorithms.
Problem Solved: Identifying bloggers who are influential for particular products.
Contacts: http://analytics.feastie.com; @ValerieRose
Global Kitchen (Leah Selim)
Description: Promotes immigrant-owned small food businesses and preserves traditional recipes by hosting immigrant-led cooking classes and serving as an online resource for authentic cuisine, culture, and highly curated recipes.
Problem Solved: There are two main issues we aim to address: the disparity in revenue generated by immigrant owned businesses versus non-immigrant owned businesses, and a gradual loss of cultural diversity and authentic recipes.
Contacts: @GlobalKitchenNY; www.GlobalKitchenNY.com; [masked]
Kinetic Art/Look & Cook (Yael Raviv)
Description: Kinetic Art transforms cookbooks into a visually striking, kitchen friendly iPad experience. We released our first product Look & Cook: Meir Adoni three months ago.
Problem Solved: How to combine printed cookbooks with new technologies, energizing the form without losing its inherent value.
Contacts: @lookcookadoni; www.kineticart.co; iOS app (free); iOS app (full); [masked]