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With Alon Chen (Founder/CEO, Tastewise), Riana Lynn (Founder, Journey Foods), Chris Chan (Chief Operations Officer, Farmwave).
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $35
WeWork Galactic HQ, 115 W 18th St

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Artificial intelligence & machine learning algorithms promise to transform the food industry. Innovative startups are leveraging these technologies to change the way we produce, distribute & consume food from early plant disease detection to streamlining product development & consumer insights. What is A.I.? How does it actually work? How are companies leveraging it & why?

Join us to hear from CEOs & COOs of companies that are building intelligence platforms from the farm to plate at our March Food+Tech Meetup, A.I. in Food. Founders will do a deep dive into their business models & technologies. We will also have networking with the community & lots of great food & drinks to sample from Bad Apple Produce, Artisan Revere, Silly Chilly Hot Sauce, Element Farms, Oswald Co + More

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SCHEDULE:6 - 7:30pm: Networking + Company Showcase7:30 - 9pm: Presentations + Q&A9pm - 9:30pm: Networking

PRESENTERS:Alon Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, TastewiseTastewise leverages AI to tap into the culinary consciousness that drives the worlds freshest food & beverage insights. Our platform analyzes billions of food data points to provide real-time insights for restaurants, hospitality groups, & food brands. Tastewise equips industry professionals to identify target segments & competitors, understand emerging trends, & determine which dishes or products should be served next. A senior Google executive for close to a decade, Alon Chen has a wealth of experience in leveraging AI & big data across technology, business & marketing. During his time at Google, Alon initiated & launched the Google Partners channel program in 27 countries, on-boarding 60,000 partners worldwide. Alon also served as Googles Chief Marketing Officer for Israel & Greece & led the companys relationship with the World Economic Forum. As Chief Business Officer for Voyager Labs, an AI & cognitive deep learning company funded by Oracle, Alon developed & led their AI marketing-tech eCommerce solution.

Riana Lynn, Founder, Journey FoodsRiana is the founder of Journey Foods, an AI-powered platform that helps support new product development & nutrition precision. It is creating the future of nutrient consumption through software that supports smarter R&D & efficient, data-driven production of plant-derived snack foods. Its first product line focuses on re-imagining fruit snacks & adding functional ingredient complexes to target immunity, digestion, energy & brain function. A biologist turned serial entrepreneur, Riana has developed high-growth, nationally recognized technology, & food businesses. Her accomplishments have been featured on CNBC, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, among others.

Chris Chan, Chief Operations Officer, FarmwaveChris Chan is the COO of Farmwave, a company that is transforming the worlds agricultural information into AI data models to power decision-making & preserve the future of farming. As Farmwave's human Swiss Army knife, Chris leverages his experience in nonprofit management, technology consulting, & startups to facilitate ideation, develop strategy, & support product development. His efforts support the entire company, but he works most closely with the marketing, design & business development teams.

PARTNERWeWork Labs is WeWorks global innovation platform that supports early-stage startups & corporations seeking to transform their industries. Through our range of services, resources, & networking opportunities for early-stage startups, accelerators, incubators, VCs, & larger corporations, we create & empower an ecosystem of innovation open to anyone with a vision where the next generation of entrepreneurship can grow.

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