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The Business of Food E-Commerce

  • Mar 30, 2016 · 6:30 PM

Can food e-commerce startups disrupt the $600B grocery industry? From plant-based meal kits to one-hour grocery delivery apps, a growing crop of companies are turning online to meet consumer demand for food that's more healthy, convenient and personalized.

Come network with the community and meet some of these e-commerce innovators at our March Food+Tech Meetup. You'll get an inside look at their business models, challenges and lessons learned.

We'll have a taco bar from Empellon, make-your-own bowls from Ox Verte, nibbles from Matt's Kimchi and Barnana and beer.


SCHEDULE:

6:30 - 7:15: Networking + Snacks

7:15 - 8:45: Presentations + Q&A

8:45 - 9:30: More Networking


CONFIRMED PRESENTERS:

Andy Levitt - Founder & CEO, The Purple Carrot - Purple Carrot makes it easy to prepare healthy, satisfying and delicious plant-based meals at home. We deliver pre-measured ingredients that are responsibly sourced, often organic, and always non-GMO. With easy-to-follow recipes, you'll enjoy amazing meatless meals while helping to build a better food system. 

Jason Lepes - Head Merchant, FoodKick by Freshdirect - a new mobile-first food business that connects consumers to the freshest, tastiest finds in food, drinks, and lifestyle essentials all delivered within an hour.

Ben McKean - Founder & CEO, Hungryroot - Hungryroot makes fresh, feel good convenience foods. Prior to Hungryroot, Ben was a Vice President and General Manager at Groupon, overseeing their food and beverage business. Ben came to Groupon through the acquisition of Savored, which he founded in 2009. Savored was the nation’s leading provider of yield management technology to the restaurant industry. Prior to Savored, Ben worked in Merrill Lynch’s technology investment banking group. Ben is graduate of Georgetown University and currently lives in New York City.

Rune F. Knudsen - Founder & CEO, TrySomea free and subscription based online marketplace that allows consumers to try organic, vegan and other responsibly made products in exchange for data and feedback. TrySome creates a new connection between consumers and manufacturers that removes the consumers’ risk of making a “wrong” choice and buying a product (which is oftentimes a more expensive choice) that they are not happy with. 

Nicole Chaszar - Founder & CEO, Splendid Spoon - Splendid Spoon cleanses and meal replacements take the hard work out of eating well. Formulated to provide the right balance of protein, complex carb and fat, our plant-based products keep you feeling fit, full and fabulous.

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  • Noah M.

    Great event. Thank you to all the presenters and organizers. If you (or someone you know) is starting a new food e-commerce business and needs some support with strategy, research, analysis, website, marketing, etc., we'd love to chat. I've sold fudge online for 10 years at www.TheMillFudgeFactory.com (I know, not plants!) and now I'm working with food entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses with my new company: www.EdibleCommerce.com.

    April 8

  • Bob D.

    Drive to closest supermarket (25 miles)
    ● Deal with the parking
    ● Travel up and down the aisles for products
    ● Compare prices
    ● Deal with checkout lines
    ● Escape parking lot and drive home
    or
    Convenience (Shop from home)
    ● Selection (37,000 products)
    ● Price (wholsale prices + Cash Back Rewards +
    Free Shipping - $49+)
    Checkout: www.OrganicDriedFood.com

    April 8

  • Johanna K.

    excellent

    April 7

  • Alejandro L.

    Surprised about how much I learned!

    April 6

  • D.K. S.

    I have an extra ticket. First PM and $$ can have it.

    1 · March 30

    • D.K. S.

      PM = Private Message. See navbar on top for link to Messages.

      March 30

    • Eric

      D.K Smith, how can I buy your extra ticket?

      March 30

  • Eric

    50?

    March 30

  • thomas

    I also want to add me and my wife to the waiting list.

    March 30

  • Eric

    How can I add myself to the waiting list?

    March 30

  • Steve M

    Are tickets available at the door? www.irobbedafarmer.com would love to attend!

    March 30

    • Nina M.

      Steve - you can sign up for the waitlist and show up tonight at 7 PM. Please note that the venue is at capacity, so unless we have significant no shows, we will not be able to let people in off the waitlist, unfortunately.

      March 30

    • Steve M

      Great thank you!

      March 30

  • Anat V.

    Anyone is selling a ticket?

    March 30

  • Christina C.

    If anyone has an extra ticket, please message me!
    Thanks.

    March 30

  • Chizoba

    Anyone with an extra ticket? Would love to go

    March 28

  • Jocelyn H.

    If anyone has an extra ticket or can't go, please let me know! Thank you .

    March 28

  • FM

    If anyone has an extra ticket, please let me know!

    March 28

  • Bob D.

    Waaaa. I con't make it!

    March 26

    • FM

      Hi Bob! Is it possible to buy your ticket?

      March 28

  • Ameet M.

    Also looking for an extra ticket. Would love to attend!

    March 25

  • Lisa G.

    Looking for a ticket for this! Please let me know if you're not able to attend or have an extra!

    March 25

  • Rubia

    Hi Danielle, is the event also be transmitted online?

    March 14

    • Danielle G.

      Hi Rubia,

      We will be recording the event and hope to get it up soon, but we have a huge backlog of videos! Danielle

      1 · March 14

    • Rubia

      Thank you Danielle, I will check it out today.

      March 15

  • Nita

    Hello, I just bought a ticket yet I didn't get an email of it or a confirmation. will I be checked in at the door? Did I miss a step?

    March 14

    • Danielle G.

      Hi Nita,

      Did you check your spam box? You are all registered and will just need to provide your name at the door.

      March 14

  • Carl K.

    I cant rsvp and pay. I clicked open with meetup. Will not work.

    March 13

    • Danielle G.

      Sorry about that, Carl. It should be all fixed now!

      March 13

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