Our next food+tech Meetup is set for Wed. February 6 (the night before the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference) and will be focused on cooking+recipe apps/startups.
The Meetup will start at 7 PM and go until 9:30, but presentations start at 7:30 sharp and go until 8:30. The format of the event is that presenters have 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes for Q&A. After the demos there is time for networking.
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MEETUP HQ WILL HOST US THIS MONTH! Please do remember to bring $5 cash - we'll be collecting it at the door to defray our Meetup expenses.
CookingPlanit (Jonathan Vlock)
Description: The world’s first personal cooking assistant, that comes in the form of a website and mobile application.
Problem Solved: Provides its users with a powerful set of organizational tools, allowing home cooks to better manage the entire cooking process from recipe to table.
Contacts: http://www.cookingplanit.com; @CookingPlanit; iOS app
Eat Your Books (Jane Kelly)
Description: The only website where cooks can organize and discover recipes from their favorite cookbooks, magazines, and blogs with one simple search.
Problem Solved: Most cooks use recipes from many different sources but until now they couldn’t find those recipes easily – Eat Your Books has created a searchable index of over 800,000 recipes that makes your recipe collection accessible.
Contacts: http://www.eatyourbooks.com; @EatYourBooks; firstname.lastname@example.org
Edamam (Victor Penev)
Description: Organizing the world's food knowledge
Problem Solved: Finding, shopping for and cooking food made smarter and easier
Contacts: http://www.edamam.com; @EdamamCo; http://fb.com/edamam; http://pinterest.com/edamam
Feastie Analytics (Valerie Coffman)
Description: Feastie Analytics helps food and cookware companies identify online influencers that are a tight fit for their brands using our unique recipe parsing and social media influence measurement algorithms.
Problem Solved: Identifying bloggers who are influential for particular products.
Contacts: http://analytics.feastie.com; @ValerieRose
Global Kitchen (Leah Selim)
Description: Promotes immigrant-owned small food businesses and preserves traditional recipes by hosting immigrant-led cooking classes and serving as an online resource for authentic cuisine, culture, and highly curated recipes.
Problem Solved: There are two main issues we aim to address: the disparity in revenue generated by immigrant owned businesses versus non-immigrant owned businesses, and a gradual loss of cultural diversity and authentic recipes.
Contacts: @GlobalKitchenNY; www.GlobalKitchenNY.com; email@example.com
Kinetic Art/Look & Cook (Yael Raviv)
Description: Kinetic Art transforms cookbooks into a visually striking, kitchen friendly iPad experience. We released our first product Look & Cook: Meir Adoni three months ago.
Problem Solved: How to combine printed cookbooks with new technologies, energizing the form without losing its inherent value.
Contacts: @lookcookadoni; www.kineticart.co; iOS app (free); iOS app (full); firstname.lastname@example.org