Reimagining the Food Business in Flyover Country
A one-day virtual forum on Tuesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
Join selected entrepreneurs, CPG and foodservice executives, venture capitalists, and players in the government, scientific, educational and NGO communities to rally and network around the goal of reclaiming leadership of the food and agricultural industries that are vital economic, social and cultural engines for the heartland.
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Participate with speakers and panelists, including:
Brett Bohl, Managing Partner, Bread and Butter Ventures
Matt Crisp, CEO, Benson Hill
Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director, Ginovus
Seth Goldman, Co-Founder, Eat the Change
Ken Harris, Managing Director, Cadent
Alan Reed, Executive Director, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
Brigette Wolf, Global Head, SnackFutures, Mondelez International
Here is the session lineup:
Food is a growth business. How can Flyover Country regain our rightful share? Or have we lost our historical edge to the coasts?
feeding our ecosystem
How startups, VCs, Big Food and university network can work together to restore greatness. Chicago, Austin and Boulder are leading the way.
Ag Tech levels the field
An explosion of innovation on the farm is transforming agriculture across Flyover County and boosting our global predominance.
CpGs rewrite their playbooks
Big food and beverage companies based here still dominate the industry, but they've been altering their strategies to remain vital.
Cultured 'meat' is all the rage with investors and many consumers but creates a dilemma for Flyover Country. How can we address it?
Storytelling to consumers is transforming the food and beverage business. Yet here's where companies and brands in Flyover Country can excel.
Gaining from Diversity
Women and BIPOC entrepreneurs are making a home for innovation in Flyover Country, leading trailblazing startups across the region.
Storage comes out of the cold
There's no hotter post-Covid economic-development play than food storage, including chilled. This is a great opportunity for Flyover Country.