Speaking Engagement

Rise of the Rest: Innovation Hotspots of Food-Tech

2021 Future Food-Tech Summit

12 Mar 2021 01:45 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

  • Is Silicon Valley losing its crown as innovation capital of the world? What factors are affecting its appeal?
  • What locations, both in the US and globally, have cemented themselves as food-tech innovation hotspots?
  • We assumed that geographic proximity to other innovators was a prerequisite for innovation. Has coronavirus shown us otherwise?
  • Does funding innovators outside our coastal hubs beget more economic success for more people?
Session Chair:

Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co


Eugene Wang, Co-Founder and CEO, Sophie’s Bionutrients

John Cheng, Director, Innovate 360

Po Bronson, Managing Director and Partner, Indiebio

Mitchell Presser, Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department, Morrison Foerster

About the Summit

Moonshot Solutions for a Food System Under Stress

Our food system is undergoing a revolution. Covid-19 and the threat of climate change are driving unprecedented demand for more efficient, nutritious and sustainable solutions.

Future Food-Tech’s flagship San Francisco summit, hosted virtually, will act as a digital bioreactor – bringing together West Coast innovators, global food brands, ingredient providers and investors to grow ideas from concept to reality.



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