We’re excited to kick off our 2017 FoodBytes! events in San Francisco! Certainly not your average food and agriculture conference, our pitch competition-meets-networking event brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and ag. Since it launched in 2015, more than 700 companies have applied to pitch to over 1,000 attendees at FoodBytes! events around the world.

 

Date: Thursday, March 16 – 2:00 – 8:00 PM

Venue: The Village – 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (between 5th and 6th Street)

Directions: 

  • BART – The Village is conveniently located downtown in between Powell and Civic Center.
  • Taxi – The drop off address is 969 Market
  • Uber / Lyft – The drop off address is 901 Market at the corner of Market and 5th then walk toward 6th to 969 Market.
  • Garage – You can park your car at the 5th and Mission Garage. 

The Village

Pitch Finalists

SNPitty

SNPitty

A cutting-edge personalized weight loss company that combines the power of genetics and neuroscience to provide truly effective weight loss and support for long-term success.

Bonumose Biochem

Bonumose Biochem

Breakthrough enzymatic process for rare sugar production that reduces tagatose cost by 80%+ versus standard production processes. Makers of healthy sucrose replacement affordable for widespread use in foods, beverages and supplements.

GIVN Water

GIVN Water

Bottled water that is sourced and packaged responsibly. For every bottle sold, GIVN funds a day of clean drinking water for a person in need.

Vega Coffee

Vega Coffee

Completely reimagined the coffee supply chain to support the financial and educational wealth of women farmers in Latin America. Vega empowers small-holding farmers to roast their own coffee, sell that coffee to customers in the US through an online subscription platform and earn up to 4x more than through typical export channels.

VisAg Solutions

VisAg Solutions

Provides a sustainable system of producing grain in an environmentally -friendly way. VisAg has identified a number of practices that every farmer enrolled must follow that maximize the sustainability of the soil while minimizing the negative impact to the environment.

Nutrigene

Nutrigene

Revolutionizing personalized nutrition, giving consumers access to the highest quality vitamins to manage their specific health needs and feel their best. Nutrigene brews fresh vitamins in a countertop device, dispensing personalized nutrient shots.

Good Seed

Good Seed

Makes chef driven plant-based foods utilizing high quality sustainable plant proteins. Good Seed’s mission is to provide easy access to clean and nutrient dense plant-based foods for everyone.

 

Renewal Mill

Renewal Mill

Utilizes undervalued byproduct streams from current food production processes to create nutritious and wholesome products. Renewal Mill’s first product is an okara flour blend, a more nutritious alternative to white flour that is made from a byproduct of tofu and soymilk. processing.

Evaptainers

Evaptainers

A robust, efficient and low-cost refrigeration solution powered by only water and sunlight.

Flying Spark

Flying Spark

Processes the Mediterranean fruit fly into protein rich powders for human consumption, emphasizing the rich nutritional values and the best sustainability prospects among all insects.

60-Second Pitches

The Honest Bison

The Honest Bison

100% grassfed, humanely and sustainably raised bison meat.

Apiterra

Apiterra

The first US food company to produce an all-natural, raw honey-based superfood. Apiterra donates 1% of profits to organizations that are fighting Colony Collapse Disorder.

Fuel

Fuel

Intelligent Nutrition Engine analyzing your genetics, lifestyle and body metrics to optimize and deliver the perfect meals for you.

ATE

ATE

Easy to use food journaling app designed to help you establish and maintain a healthy eating habit. No calorie counting or strict restrictions. Just a photo mixed with a bit of mindfulness.

Siren Snacks

Siren Snacks

Re-imagined the protein bar and created the next generation plant-based protein snack. Siren’s bite-sized, high protein snacks provide an innocent indulgence and are made with dairy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients.

MintScraps

MintScraps

Empowers restaurants, hotels and food businesses with analytical technology to monitor and reduce food waste. In doing so, end users have real-time information at their fingertips that can save them thousands of dollars in annual food and waste disposal costs.

PieShell

PieShell

Crowdfunding for food and beverage entrepreneurs.

ProteoSense

ProteoSense

Commercializing a rapid, easy to use test to find foodborne pathogens without sample incubation, providing results in minutes not days.

Pure Cultures

Pure Cultures

A BioTech company developing microbiome solutions for animal health, specializing in the development and manufacture of prebiotics and probiotics used to support the growth and health of animals. Pure Cultures uses natural supplementation as an alternative to using antibiotics in animals.

Creation Nation

Creation Nation

A new category in the $5B Food Bar industry…Protein Bar Mixes for making delicious protein bars & energy bites at home in a minute! No-Bake, DIY Protein Bar Revolution.

Schedule

2 - 3 PM | Opening Reception

Mix and mingle with food and ag innovators and enjoy food and drinks while meeting the demo companies at their display tables.

3:00 - 3:15 PM | Opening Remarks

Manuel Gonzalez, North America Head of Start-up Innovation and FoodBytes! Founder and Rajiv Singh, Chief Executive Officer at Rabobank North America Wholesale Banking.

3:15 - 3:30 PM | 60-Second Pitches

Hear pitches from 10 game-changing food and ag startups from around the world.

3:30 - 5:00 PM | 5-Minute Pitches + Q&A

Our 10 demo company finalists from around the world give 5-minute pitches, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the audience of investors, media, thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

5:00 - 5:15 PM | Open Mic & Voting

10 attendees will get the chance to give a 60-second pitch on a first come first served basis. Attendees cast their votes via SMS for their favorite demo company, selecting the People’s Choice Award winner. Our judges deliberate to select the Judges’ Choice Award winner from the demo finalists and the Highly Commended Award winner from the 60-second pitches.

5:20 PM | Awards Ceremony

Our judges present the three awards.

5:30 - 7:30 PM | Closing Reception

Mix and mingle some more and enjoy food and drinks while meeting the demo companies at their display tables.

FoodBytes! San Francisco Judges

Specializing in food investment, product innovation, retail buying and more, and captained by Rabobank’s Head of StartUp Innovation, Manuel Gonzalez, our esteemed panel brings diverse expertise to the FoodBytes! table.

Elly Truesdell

Elly Truesdell

Global Coordinator Local Brands, Product Innovation & Development, Whole Foods Market

As Global Coordinator of Local Brands, Product Innovation & Development, Elly Truesdell leads strategic partnerships for local purchasing programs across the company. Truesdell offers expertise in brand development, food trends and product innovation, grown from eight years of leadership in purchasing and marketing at Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. Truesdell made her mark by identifying and launching local products across categories, overseeing the Northeast’s grocery program and cultivating emerging suppliers for national distribution. Just after earning a degree in media studies from the University of Virginia, Truesdell worked and trained on an organic vegetable farm and with food justice organizations, which solidified her interest in the food industry. When she’s not discovering new brands, she spends her time cooking, traveling, hiking, and enjoying life with friends and family.   

Scott May

Scott May

Vice President of Innovation, Givaudan

Cross Functional Leader of Innovation and Strategy in the food and beverage industry with 30 years experience. Currently the VP of Innovation for Givaudan, the largest flavor and fragrance company in the world, where Scott leverages his passion to explore new opportunities, making innovation a way of life and corporate success. Being a consummate futurist, combined with the strong ability to execute, enables Scott to create new ways of thinking, doing and being…. from product creation, to strategic partnerships, to new business models, culminating in the delivery of breakthrough change and results.   

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez

Investor Relations Officer & Strategic Planning Manager, GAM

Diana Gonzalez has been Investor Relations Officer and Strategic Planning Manager since August 2013 at Cultiba, a holding company headquartered in Mexico City, with key assets in the sugar and soft drinks industries (GAM and GEPP companies respectively).

Prior to working at Cultiba, Diana was a strategic management consultant for 9 years at Booz&Company, formerly Booz Allen Hamilton. During her years as consultant Diana focused on the CPG and Financial Services industries, doing projects in M&A, Growth Strategy, Go To Market, and Retail Marketing.

Diana has a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mex) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School (Boston, MA USA).   

Chuck Templeton

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Chuck Templeton is a long-time entrepreneur and has always had a deep passion for helping early-stage and emerging companies across many different verticals. Inspired by the promise of building a better future for his daughters, he has focused on using business innovations to find solutions to the most urgent environmental and societal problems facing mankind today.

Chuck joined S2G Ventures because of a deep-rooted belief that it holds a unique opportunity to help reimagine the broken food system, while also mitigating climate change and adapting its changes ahead. He focuses his work there on supporting portfolio companies with expertise in operations, along with his prior experience as a highly successful entrepreneur. As a long-distance runner and former Army Ranger, Chuck has is well-versed about the importance of healthy, nutritious food for human performance. And as a father and a citizen, he has made it his life’s mission to help democratize food so that everyone has equal access to the nutrition they need to reach their physical and mental potential in life.

Chuck has been a founder, adviser, investor, and/or a director to over 40 companies, including being the founder and former CEO of OpenTable, (NASDAQ:OPEN), the founding Chairman of GrubHub NYSE (GRUB), and advisor and mentor to Braintree Payment Systems and Cleversafe, and as acting Chairman of Impact Engine, a venture accelerator and seed fund focused on businesses that help address social and environmental issues as part of their core business model. But what he counts most important above all of these, is his role as husband and father to his amazing wife and two incredible little girls.   

Micki Seibel

Micki Seibel

Head of Sustainable Food Systems, Orange Silicon Valley

Micki Seibel is a 20-year product and user experience veteran in the Silicon Valley. She started her career at Intel and Netscape, later as head of  product for the buyer experience at eBay. As a startup entrepreneur, Micki was the head of product at 5 startup companies including MyNewPlace and Deliv. Micki leads the Sustainable Food Systems program at Orange Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley presence of Orange (ORAN), of the world’s leading telecommunication operators. The Sustainable Food Systems program explores how technology will revolutionize the food system. Recent publications include, Growing Smarter: Connecting Ag and Tech, Bringing Digital Intelligence to Indoor Farming, and Paths to Traceability.   

Robyn O’Brien

Robyn O’Brien

Founder, Do Good & AllergyKids Foundation

Robyn O’Brien has been called “Food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times.  She received her MBA on a full scholarship from Rice University, graduating as the top woman in her class. She then went to work as an equity analyst on a team that managed $20 billion in assets. The team launched the company’s first hedge fund which won top performer at the company.  As an analyst she covered the food and tech industries, but her life took an abrupt turn when her youngest child had a life threatening allergic reaction.  She turned her analytical skills towards our food system, the health of our families, companies and economies and what we can do to invest in health.  She has helped lead a food movement and regularly appears in the press. Robyn's work has been recognized by political leaders around the country, by General Mills, Chipotle, Coca Cola, Target, Chili’s Restaurants, investors and others in the food industry.  She is a recognized thought leader, an advisor to startups and multinationals, named by Forbes Women as a woman to follow on Twitter, named by SHAPE Magazine as a woman to shape the world, and the author of the bestseller The Unhealthy Truth and founder of Do Good and the AllergyKids Foundation. She lives in Boulder with her husband and four children, where she loves to run and garden.

Manuel Gonzalez

Manuel Gonzalez

FoodBytes! Judges' Team Captain / Global Head of F&A Innovation, Rabobank

Manuel Gonzalez is the Global Head of F&A Innovation Rabobank. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of the San Francisco office and Head of the Western Region Corporate Clients after moving from Mexico City, where he served as the country head for Rabobank Mexico for four years. In the spirit of Rabobank's mission of Banking4Food, Manuel created FoodBytes! in 2015 in an effort to support the search for new ways to increase impact in the Food and Ag innovation space.

Manuel joined Rabobank in 1996 as a project manager in the Project Finance business in Mexico. In 2003, he was named Head of Credit and a year later became the Head of Credit and Legal. Prior to Rabobank, Manuel was the General Manager for six years at Gonzalez Guzman Alimentos, a diary and food distribution company. Manuel holds an MBA from Georgetown University.

Mentors

On Wednesday March 15, our 20 pitch companies will take part in an invite-only mentor sessions with industry experts. Our mentor sessions originated in SF in 2016 and are part of our continual quest to provide increasing value to our pitch companies and stakeholders. The mentorship component in San Francisco will be our most robust yet, facilitating meaningful, collaborative conversations between our up-and-coming pitch companies and leading industry players.

Chuck Cotter

Chuck Cotter

Partner, Holland & Hart

Chuck Cotter advises companies at all stages of growth, from startups to ready-to-exit, helping them successfully raise capital, complete acquisitions and divestitures, and comply with regulatory requirements. In both domestic and cross-border transactions Chuck represents clients in financings, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His deal experience ranges from sales of small private companies to mergers of large publicly-listed companies across borders, including going-private transactions. Chuck helps growth-oriented clients determine the best way to reach their personal and corporate objectives – from initial formation and financing, through growth stages, culminating in an IPO, sale, or other exit strategy. Chuck has sophisticated experience working with entrepreneurs and nascent companies in the food, beverage, and natural products space and he leads the firm’s Food and Beverage industry group. Before joining Holland & Hart, Chuck practiced at two leading Wall Street law firms and in-house at a major hedge fund.

Adam Spriggs

Adam Spriggs

Founder, Nucleus Maximus

Adam founded Nucleus Maximus, a boutique branding and design agency that works exclusively with grocery brands, in 2015. Nucleus Maximus is an instinct-driven agency whose perspectives are continuously sharpened by observance of best practices from the food industry's emerging brands, as well as ground-level exposure to cultural, design, consumer and culinary shifts that shape consumer interests around food and expectations of brands. Nucleus Maximus' core expertise and specialties include brand strategy, product positioning and package design. Adam's work and perspectives have been covered by notable trade groups including Packaging World, BevNet, Project Nosh, Naturally Boulder and New Hope.

Paula Savanti

Paula Savanti

Senior Analyst, Rabobank

Paula joined Rabobank in 2008 as an Analyst in Argentina’s office, where she was responsible for coordinating the economic analysis of the Argentine agricultural and food sector with an emphasis in grains and oilseeds, animal protein, and dairy. Paula moved to New York in 2015 to join the US consumer foods sector team where her main areas of research include branded foods and consumer trends, foodservice industry and food retail. Prior joining, Paula worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she participated in agricultural development projects in Latin America and Africa and was a co-author of the World Bank’s flagship publication, World Development Report 2008 “Agriculture for Development”. Sponsored by ICICI Bank, Paula has also worked on microfinance projects for farmers in India. Paula holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina and a Masters in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Managing Director, Global Client Solutions, Rabobank

Eric joined Rabobank’s Global Client Solutions Group in January 2015. He focuses on providing equity and subordinated/mezzanine debt private placement advisory services. Eric has over 23 years of investment banking experience, 16 of which have been focused on helping private companies raise growth capital. Prior to joining Rabobank, Eric was a Managing Director with Northland Capital Markets. Before that, he served as a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on Equity Private Placements. Over the past decade, Eric has successfully advised private placement clients in raising over $3 billion. Eric holds an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

Proudly Brought to You By

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Rabobank is one of the world’s largest banks with over $750 billion in assets. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. We know that sustainability and innovation are critical in promoting a thriving food and ag industry that will feed growing global populations for years to come, which is a key focus of our Banking for Food strategy.

Presenting Partner

Food+Tech Connect gives innovators the tech and business insights, connections and skills they need to transform the food industry through its website, newsletters, events, consulting and business courses. Join the community @foodtechconnect.

Presenting Sponsor

Whole Foods Market is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 FoodBytes! events San Francisco, NYC and Austin.
“Supporting FoodBytes! gives Whole Foods Market the chance to help budding brands make connections and grow their businesses, which is what we strive to do within our stores and communities every day,” said Betsy Foster, Global Vice President of Growth and Business Development. “We are also thrilled to see the groundbreaking ideas at FoodBytes!, and look forward to sharing ideas with fellow disruptors of the food industry.”

Official Sponsor

Holland & Hart is a national law firm headquartered in Denver, CO. The firm has a strong food and beverage practice and has been part of the industry for decades. They help clients through the entire lifecycle of a company’s growth and pride themselves on working with natural and organic products. For more company news and information, please visit hollandhart.com and @HollandHart.

Official Sponsor

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. As a leading food ingredient provider, ADM offers the broadest range of on-trend ingredients and flavors that are formulated to meet consumer demand across virtually every market segment.

Venue Partner

The Village is San Francisco’s creative event venue to collaborate, gather, and innovate. Boasting 20,000 sqft, immersive technology and more. Conveniently located downtown.

Venue Partner

Farm-to-Fork is an event and media series helping consumers better understand the social and environmental impact of their food choices.

Official Hotel

Havens of unparalleled design, timeless grandeur and rich lushness, The Scarlet Singapore and The Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco are designed to spark the imagination and provide an adventure for the senses. These two singular hotels form one seamless vision, a celebration of modern sensibilities both vivacious and wholly original. As our exclusive hotel, guests will receive a discounted rate of $227, exclusive of applicable taxes. To book your reservations, call (415) 474-5400 or Carmen Li (cli@thescarlethotels.com) and specify that you’re calling about FoodBytes!.

Media Partner

The AgTech + FoodTech Summit, taking place for the first time in Berlin this year, explores the entire value chain of food production, consumption, and the role that technology will play in its future. The summit will address critical topics such as food waste and food production as attendees contemplate the question, “How do we feed close to 10 billion people by 2050?”

Supporting Sponsor

Connecting restaurants, suppliers, and sales reps through an easy to use web and mobile platform. BlueCart users see 5x fewer returns, 2x faster ordering and half the food waste.

Supporting Sponsor

Boulder Food Group seeks partnerships with early stage food and beverage consumer product companies. BFG works alongside exceptional entrepreneurs to ensure the business is able to deliver sustainable growth and outperform its competitors.

Supporting Sponsor

Nucleus Maximus is a leading branding and package design agency for food brands.  Through their dedicated study of the grocery industry, consumer culture, brand-building and design – Nucleus Maximus offers food entrepreneurs an invaluable and evolving perspective to help them earn the attention of the marketplace.

Media Partner

AgFunderNews is an industry news site and hub of information for the growing community at the intersection of agriculture, technology, and investment. The site publishes daily, original news on the agriculture technology (“agtech”) industry, including the latest funding news and analysis of trends in the sector. AgFunderNews is affiliated with AgFunder, the online investment platform helping to fund the next agriculture revolution.

Community Partner

CircleUp is a technology-driven marketplace that provides capital to innovative, early-stage consumer brands to accelerate their growth. Founded in 2012, CircleUp has helped over 200 companies raise over $300 million in capital.

Community Partner

METRO GROUP unites a group of strong, independent sales brands: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry is a leading international player in self-service wholesale trade. Media Markt and Saturn are the number one among consumer electronics stores in Europe, and Real hypermarkets sell every type of everyday product under one roof.

Community Partner

We’ve worked with more than a thousand high-growth tech startups and 150 corporate brands from around the globe. We do far more than just accelerate businesses. The RocketSpace ecosystem, fueled by our deep understanding of what innovation actually requires, provides the world’s top innovators with velocity—speed and direction.

Community Partner

FoodForce is a boutique recruiting agency that specializes in hiring strategies and organizational design for food companies. It is the only food industry-specific hiring resource that provides executive recruiting services, board assembly, an online job board, fair-market compensation data, job descriptions and a new platform, PINATA, to help food brands find, manage, and pay field-level talent. FoodForce works with some of the most dynamic brands in the business and helps them to efficiently build their teams by providing unrivaled access to the most coveted food talent with experience in sales, marketing, finance, operations, tech, and e-commerce.

Official Suppliers

Wild Poppy produces organic fruit beverages. Wild Poppy Juice combines organic fruit juice with spices from around the world and just a touch of sweetness. WildPoppy Soda is made from organic fruit juice and sweetened with organic cane sugar for a delicious, authentic soda experience.

Rosali Tea: The premier tea lifestyle brand that inspires healthy-living and well-being through premium teas and super herbs from around the world. We use modern techniques and ancient herbal secrets to create a new category of functional beverages.

Chameleon Cold-Brew® Coffee, founded in 2010 by Chris Campbell, is the nation’s original purveyor of bottled cold-brew coffee. Providing a one-of-a-kind and completely customizable coffee experience, Chameleon uses only 100% organic, Fair Trade Arabica coffee and earth-filtered water. Chameleon is available in five concentrates and five ready-to-drink flavors, and can be found in the refrigerated section in recyclable glass bottles. Providing a completely customizable coffee experience,Chameleon Cold Brew is Coffee Made for Makers.

Essentia Water, Inc. launched its hydrating alkaline water in 1998. The first functional bottled water offered in the United States, Essentia is the no. 1 selling bottled water brand in the natural channel and the fastest growing top 10 premium bottled water brand in the grocery channel. Essentia is hydration perfected™, created using a proprietary ionization process that results in an electrolyte-enhanced water. Our ionization process creates a clean & smooth tasting 9.5 pH or higher alkaline water that’s better at rehydrating. Headquartered in Bothell, Wash, Essentia is available at natural foods markets and grocers throughout the United States.

Alumni Suppliers

Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce is a local social enterprise on a mission to reduce food waste and create a more sustainable food system. Imperfect purchases produce from farmers that cannot be sold at conventional grocery stores due to sizing, shape, coloration, and overall aesthetic issues. As a leading force in the ‘ugly produce movement, Imperfect saves over 60,000 pounds of produce from being wasted in the field or landfill each week!

Imperfect is a produce delivery service that delivers a fully-customizable produce box to your door each week. And the best part? — Imperfect fruit and veggies are 30-50% less than grocery store prices!

The Honest Stand

The Honest Stand

The Honest Stand is a gourmet food company from Denver, CO dedicated to making it easier and more enjoyable to choose plant-based foods. We focus on using 100% all natural, non-gmo and certified organic ingredients to create delicious Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo foods. We currently offer a line of dairy free, gluten free, vegan dips.

True Made Foods

True Made Foods

True Made Foods is making American food healthy again. We use fresh vegetables to naturally sweeten our products and drastically cut back on added sugar, providing you with a tasty healthy alternative.

Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a protein-rich green superfood, to the US market. Kuli Kuli’s delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder and Moringa Green Energy Shots make it easy for Americans to get their greens on the go while planting moringa trees and supporting women farmers worldwide.

We’ll donate 576 Coconut Lime Moringa Green Energy shots for the gift bags and display. They taste best chilled if that’s possible but they’re good either way. I’ll have our Ops team send you a tracking number.

Bitty Foods

Bitty Foods

It’s simple: We make delicious foods with cricket flour. Cricket flour is a tasty source of sustainable nutrition, packed with protein, healthy fats and micronutrients. We start with sustainably raised crickets, which are slow roasted to bring out their nutty, toasted flavor. Then we mill them into a fine flour that becomes the basis of our delicious, high-protein baked goods and baking mixes.

ReGrained

ReGrained

ReGrained “harvests” supergrain from urban craft breweries as a delicious, healthy, and sustainable ingredient.

Pitch Suppliers

Siren Snacks

Siren Snacks

Re-imagined the protein bar and created the next generation plant-based protein snack. Siren’s bite-sized, high protein snacks provide an innocent indulgence and are made with dairy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients.

SNPitty

SNPitty

A cutting-edge personalized weight loss company that combines the power of genetics and neuroscience to provide truly effective weight loss and support for long-term success.

GIVN Water

GIVN Water

Bottled water that is sourced and packaged responsibly. For every bottle sold, GIVN funds a day of clean drinking water for a person in need.

Vega Coffee

Vega Coffee

Completely reimagined the coffee supply chain to support the financial and educational wealth of women farmers in Latin America. Vega empowers small-holding farmers to roast their own coffee, sell that coffee to customers in the US through an online subscription platform and earn up to 4x more than through typical export channels.

Renewal Mill

Renewal Mill

Utilizes undervalued byproduct streams from current food production processes to create nutritious and wholesome products. Renewal Mill’s first product is an okara flour blend, a more nutritious alternative to white flour that is made from a byproduct of tofu and soymilk. processing.

Good Seed

Good Seed

Makes chef driven plant-based foods utilizing high quality sustainable plant proteins. Good Seed’s mission is to provide easy access to clean and nutrient dense plant-based foods for everyone.

 

Flying Spark

Flying Spark

Processes the Mediterranean fruit fly into protein rich powders for human consumption, emphasizing the rich nutritional values and the best sustainability prospects among all insects.

The Honest Bison

The Honest Bison

100% grassfed, humanely and sustainably raised bison meat.

Apiterra

Apiterra

The first US food company to produce an all-natural, raw honey-based superfood. Apiterra donates 1% of profits to organizations that are fighting Colony Collapse Disorder.

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