Connecting global brands and investors with the most disruptive start-ups in food tech

The food tech scene is booming. Global food brands are looking for better, sustainable technology solutions to stay ahead of competition and investors are seeking new, exciting opportunities in the food tech space.

The Food Tech Matters series of events is fun, fast-paced and energetic and offers something a little bit different.  It’s interactive.  There are debates.  Above all it’s a meet-up between the best food tech startups from all over the globe, corporates, accelerators and leading food tech investors who attend not only to hear about the latest food tech trends and developments from the experts, but to forge strategic partnerships to accelerate these breakthrough technologies.

Who will be there?

In attendance will be innovation leaders from leading food and beverage companies, accelerators and the investment community ready to meet with the disruptors shaping the future of sustainable food.  Amongst those attending include:

Join the conversations powering food tech

Dedicated 1-2-1 meetings platform

The dedicated meetings platform Food Tech Connect provides an area for the food tech matters community to mingle, knowledge-share and collaborate in an informal, relaxed environment. Where investors and global brands connect on a 1-2-1 basis with the most exciting food tech startups. Where forward-thinking businesses are looking for new solutions to keep their competitive edge, and food tech innovators pitch their game-changing products set to pave the way for the future of food.

Are you a disruptive start-up?  Could you be the next food tech unicorn?

Pitch to big food & drink brands

The University of Cambridge IfM Open Innovation Forum in Food, Drink & FMCG is looking for start-ups and SMEs to pitch their ideas or business to some of the world’s largest food, drink and FMCG companies.

Pitch your tech solutions to Unilever

Unilever is inviting tech companies and start-ups that can offer solutions to help enhance naturalness, reduce processing, support health benefits or offer sustainable packaging solutions to pitch their ideas at the meet-up.

Pitch to leading food tech investors

Position yourself as a key innovator in the food tech space and apply to pitch your solution to a panel of four leading food tech investors including Five Seasons Ventures, Seedrs, Anterra Capital and Peakbridge Partners, Sainsbury’s and BiTHOUSE Group

Hear from exciting speakers covering the hottest topics, current trends & future developments

The global trends driving future investment and innovation

Next-gen technology and the future of food retail

The Future of Protein

New, disruptive approaches to sustainable food and drink

Food Waste Tech

Sustainable supply chain

We’ve got a fast-paced, engaging programme lined up featuring investor and consumer insight panels, innovation strategies, food tech founder stories, investor pitches and thought-leadership from industry leading speakers including:

Jewell Sparks
Founder & CEO
BiTHOUSE Group

Ivan Farneti
Founding Partner
Five Seasons Ventures

Gerardo Mazzeo, Global Innovation Director
Nestlé

Sara Roversi, Founder
Future Food Institute

Milena Lazarevska, Head of Future Brands Origination and Investing
Sainsbury’s

Peter Kruger
CEO Managing Director
Startupbootcamp FoodTech

Damien Jourdan
Open Innovation Manager
Danone

Nadav Berger
Founder & Managing Partner
PeakBridge Partners

Scott Simpkin
Senior Associate & Food Tech Specialist
Seedrs

Axel Wehr
Principal
Anterra Capital

Kevin Camphuis
Co-Founder & FoodTech Expert
ShakeUpfactory

Not to mention invaluable insight from start-ups and disruptors including:

Zina Mavroedi
CEO
E-Fresh.gr

Philip Verey, Commercial Director, Winnow Solutions  

Tom Mohrmann
CEO 
Protifarm

David Kat,
SVP Global Business Development, Wasteless

Ignace de Nollin
Managing Director
Smartwithfood

Download the Food Tech Matters 2019 Brochure