Future Food-Tech New York 2017 Summit Roundup

Future Food-Tech

Rethink Events hosted the sold-out Future Food-Tech summit in New York this week with record numbers of delegates. This year’s summit featured the pick of the industry’s most innovative brands, entrepreneurs and investors with a focus on Breakthrough Technology & Investment Models for Tomorrow’s Food. Alongside a packed program of interactive panels and technology pitching sessions, hundreds of 1:1 meetings took place between delegates and potential partners/clients.

“ Future Food-Tech takes a visionary look at the future of food, including plant-based proteins, the convergence of food with health/medicine and the role of digital solutions such as blockchain in creating a safe, transparent food system,” says Jennie Moss, Founder & Managing Director, Rethink Events. “Our mission is to accelerate the development of foods that are nutritious, delicious, affordable and accessible to all.”

Future Food-TechWith an expert panel of speakers, including David Lee of Impossible Foods, Mary Kay James of Tyson New Ventures and Chef Brad Farmerie of Saxon + Parole, the sessions sparked exciting debate around the opportunities and obstacles to transforming our global food system through technology.

The summit also saw 10 early-stage food technology start-ups take to the stage to pitch a seven-minute snapshot of their solution to VC investors. The Technology Showcase line-up included; Apeel Sciences, Bringg, Cudd’Up, GEA Enzymes, Genius Foods, GoParrot, ImpactVision, Mycrobiomics, NotCo and ripe.io.

“Future Food-Tech was an extremely productive place for Mycrobiomics to announce the launch of our beta product and start discussions with dozens of potential partners,” says George Cigale, Co-Founder & CEO, Mycrobiomics. “It was a productive conference, with a dozen potential partners approaching us to see how they could partner with Mycrobiomics.”

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Following the great success of Future Food-Tech New York, Rethink Events is returning to London with its sister summit on October 18-19 which is set to host its biggest delegation yet.


About Rethink Events: UK-based Rethink Events organizes world-renowned business summits for entrepreneurs and investors in sustainable food, agriculture, energy and water. For more information about Rethink visit www.rethinkevents.com