Join us for our next FoodHack NYC meetup in collaboration with Newlab! Hear a panel of experts discuss advances in agriculture & how new technologies are reframing our food system.
This event will feature speakers from AeroFarms, Re-Nuble, Farmshelf & more!
FoodHack meetups are for entrepreneurs, professionals, investors & food enthusiasts to network & hear from food industry speakers.
Whether you're just starting your food business, looking to connect with startups to invest in or want to network with other like-minded professionals - this event is for you.
Topic: Advances in Agriculture: how new technologies are reframing our food system
Date: June 8
Hour: 6:30pm-8:30pm ET
Venue: Newlab, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Introductions from FoodHack NYC & Newlab
Panel & Q&A
Pitches from the audience
Food from our incredible local partners & networking
Pitch: Are you launching a new product? Are you looking for your next R&D expert or your next CEO? Are you looking for a job or an internship? Join our 30-second pitch session & share your business update with the audience (open to anyone).
About the Organizer:
FoodHack is a community-driven platform that inspires, highlights & connects food entrepreneurs & innovators. With meetups across the globe, a bi-weekly food industry newsletter, a membership program & an annual summit.
About the Host:
Newlab is a center of invention applying innovation to some of the world's most complex challenges in mobility, energy, & materials. The heart of Newlab is its community of inventors, engineers, scientists & entrepreneurs collaborating with partners across industries & sectors. Newlab pairs these solvers with challenges & fosters a culture of relentless incrementalism applied to real-world problems to build, test & scale world-changing solutions.
About the Panelists:
Tinia Pina - Founder & CEO of Re-Nuble
Tinia Pina has a B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech. She began her career in sustainability as a former student pursuing a Masters of Science degree at Columbia University prior to becoming the CEO & Founder of Re-Nuble, an agricultural technology company & social enterprise headquartered in New York City. A strong advocate for sustainable waste management & closed loop agriculture, she has been involved in management & business development roles within the sustainability industry for at least ten years & in finance for eight years. Her professional interests focus on using unique & distributed technologies to extract the optimal value from organic waste streams for closed-loop agriculture for growers.
Kaitlin Riley - Associate Plant Scientist at Aerofarms.
Kaitlin Riley (she/her) is an Associate Plant Scientist in the Research & Development department at AeroFarms. Her work entails trialing & optimizing the growth of new plant varieties, improving current growing procedures, & collaborating with partner companies. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2018 with a degree in Biology & has been with AeroFarms for four years.
Jessica Monte - Director of Plant Science at Farmshelf
Sara Nejad (moderator) -Product Realization Specialist at Newlab
Sara is an innovation strategist, specializing in the convergence of design thinking, biology, & systems thinking. At Newlab, she spearheads the applied life science program & biolab, facilitating interdisciplinary innovation & fostering a diverse & collaborative network of biotech innovators in NYC & beyond.
Sara holds a Master of Science in Integrated Design & Media from NYU, where she focused on circular design & sustainable food systems. An experienced educator, she has taught a graduate course in Biodesign at NYU, & conducted workshops on speculative & multispecies design at the MIT MediaLab & Genspace.
This event is free but registration is mandatory. Please let us know if you can't attend so we can release your ticket for someone else. Thank you!