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6/9 State of Food Tech/AgTech Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

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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 June 1 (Monday 11:59PM PDT) - click hereto apply!

 

Application Link: https://bit.ly/3eonRUC

 

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Agenda: THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE A 30 MIN PANEL PORTION AT THE BEGINNING.*

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

 

Judges:

Robert co-founded Encore Consumer Capital in 2005. He is Chairman of Encore portfolio companies Ancient Harvest and Tender Belly and a director of butter LONDON, Navitas Organics, and Supergoop!. Robert was the Chairman of former Encore portfolio companies Aidells Sausage Company, Atlantic Aqua Farms, California Splendor, Caterina Foods, Isopure, PhillySwirl and tarte and was a director at Thanasi Foods.

Prior to Encore, Robert was a partner at Swander Pace Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in the consumer products industry. Robert previously was the Director of New Business Development at Foster Farms, where his responsibilities included the general management of Foster’s Prepared Foods Division and corporate development. Robert began his professional career in the consumer products industry in 1991 as a consultant at Swander Pace & Company, where over time he became a Principal. He advised consumer products companies and private equity firms on matters of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and competitive assessment. Robert received a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert is a native Californian and currently resides in Marin County with his wife and their three children. He is actively involved in his children’s schools and sports teams and enjoys water sports and exploring the outdoors with his family. Robert is a member of the Leadership Council of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience

Karl Kerksiek is an Associate in Finistere’s Silicon Valley office where he leads the firm’s focus on agricultural applications of new finance and supply chain technologies. His investment interests include new technologies in lending, credit evaluation, derivatives, insurance, trading, online markets, crowd-sourcing, traceability, and blockchain. Prior to Finistere, Karl was a Principal at the Mitchell Madison Group where he led teams in the US and Asia. He brings a decade of management consulting experience using data science to advise C-suite executives on strategic and operational challenges in consumer & enterprise software, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology.

 

Karl has an MA from Stanford University, where his graduate work focused on the implication of China’s non-performing debt problem for future economic growth. Karl is fluent in Mandarin and has a BA from Pomona College.

Kieran Gartlan is Managing Director at The Yield Lab, a global Venture Capital and Accelerator fund focused exclusively on the AgriFood Tech sector. Currently based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he is originally from Ireland, where he was raised on a small dairy farm which has since been completely transformed by technology. He has spent the past 25 years working in Brazil’s agricultural commodities space, including 10 years as head of the CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives exchange, as well as roles at Banco Santander, Dow Jones, and DTN.

 

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Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events