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Are you a Food Tech/AgTech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Food Tech/AgTech industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.
Who Should Apply?
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until July 8 (Wednesday 11:59PM PDT) - click here to apply!
Application Link: https://bit.ly/2MXjPGY
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2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
2:05pm PDT - 2:20pm PDT: Panel
2:20pm PDT - 3:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels
David Benzaquen is one of the world's leading experts and innovators in the plant-based food industry.
As Managing Partner of Benzaquen Vegan Ventures, he has invested in over 60 early-stage, plant-based food companies.
Previously, David co-founded and served as CEO of Ocean Hugger Foods, a first mover in plant-based seafood which is famous for creating award-winning Ahimi, a raw tuna alternative made from tomatoes. He also founded and served as CEO of PlantBased Solutions, a strategic brand management agency for plant-based consumer products, which he ran for a decade before selling it in the fall of 2019.
David advises food giant Bolthouse Farms on innovation and serves as a mentor and judge with the Nutrition Capital Network, Food-X, Big Idea Ventures and ProVeg. He and his companies have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS Morning News and USA Today.
Kirby Winfield is a seasoned startup operator and investor, and is currently the Founding General Partner at Ascend.vc, a pre-seed stage venture fund investing in marketplace, e-commerce/D2C, and B2B software startups in the Pacific Northwest.
Early in his career, Kirby was a founding team member and operating executive at back-to-back tech IPOs, with Go2Net (GNET) and Marchex (MCHX).
He is also a two-time venture capital-backed CEO, with AdXpose (DFJ, Ignition) acquired by comScore (SCOR), and Dwellable (Maveron, VersionOne) acquired by HomeAway (AWAY).
Kirby has invested in dozens of technology startups, and served as a Board Director of the real estate CRM platform Sharper Agent (sold to LEDR/Z), and the in-store customer experience platform Spectrio (sold to Bertram Capital).
He currently serves as a Board Director at Bean Box, the premier Direct to Consumer gourmet coffee gift and subscription brand, and Keepe, the leading vetted, on-demand contractor network for property managers. Other notable investments include Wrench, Crowd Cow, Dolly, Stackery and Blume.
Kirby has served as Board Chair at Special Olympics of Washington, where he helped bring the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games to Seattle. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Seattle Preparatory School, Board Member at the University of Washington's Haring Center Capital Campaign, and Board Advisor at the Friendship Circle of Washington. In his free time, Kirby coaches youth sports, and enjoys running, tennis, and traveling with his wife, son and daughter.
Maximilian is an entrepreneur, investor, and start up advisor. He has spent 10 years in Asia and following a business school degree at INSEAD launched his first start up in 2011. By 2015, Max’s 3rd venture, NOSH, was funded by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund and ultimately Delivery Hero, a German publicly traded institutional investor.
Max is passionate about food tech and B2B innovation. He has been featured on CNN, CNBC and Forbes and was named to Tatler’s Generation T in 2019.
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