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With Trevor Swope (Dir. Ops, Dock to Dish), David Tze (CEO, NovoNutrients), Donna Lanzetta (Founder/CEO, Manna Fish Farms).
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM   $35
Kickstarter HQ, 58 Kent St

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Ocean life is at risk of collapse, yet the demand for seafood is increasing. More than 90% of seafood in the US is being imported from overseas, & 30% is sourced through illegal, unreported & unregulated fishing operations. Now, companies are cropping up to build a more sustainable, traceable & profitable seafood supply chain. From live tracking technology to converting pollution into fish feed, join us to hear from innovators in the space at our April Food+Tech Meetup. Presenters will do a deep dive into their business strategies, technologies, challenges & lessons learned in the aquaculture & seafood space. Come network with the community & get a taste from emerging F&B startups: Akua, Ocean Hugger Foods, The Better Fish, Oko Farms, ForaFoods, New Wave Foods & more!

SAMPLE YOUR PRODUCTSDo you have an innovative food or beverage product you would like to showcase? We have a few openings for food partners to sample products. Apply to sample here:

SCHEDULE:6:30 - 7:15pm: Networking7:30 - 9:00pm: Presentations + Q&A9:00 - 9:30pm: Networking

PRESENTERS:- Trevor Swope, Director of Operations, Dock to DishDock to Dish is a seafood cooperative that supplies fish directly from Montauk to restaurants in New York City & Long Island. In 2017, Trevor developed & implemented the first hybrid geospatial database system to feature live vessel & vehicle tracking integration at Dock to Dish. The system makes near-real time end to end monitoring of wild seafood supply chains available to the public.- David Tze, CEO, NovoNutrientsNovoNutrientss disruptive technology platform profitably transforms carbon dioxide from industrial emissions into high margin products for voluminous aquaculture, nutrient, & other markets. In doing so, the company also addresses two global environmental challenges: climate change & depletion of fisheries. The total addressable market for NovoNutrients exceeds half a trillion dollars, including $100B in aquaculture feed, $350B in feed for agriculture & pets, as well as the growing, meat-free food ingredient space.- Sean Dimin, Co-Founder, Sea to TableSean Dimin is Founder & CEO of Sea to Table. Driven to fix the broken seafood supply chain, he founded the company in 2009 with his father Michael. As the preeminent better-for-you & better-for-the-planet seafood brand, Sea to Table delivers exclusively high quality traceable, wild-caught, & sustainable American seafood to restaurants, institutions, & home cooks across the United States.- Donna Lanzetta, Founder & CEO, Manna Fish FarmsDonna Lanzetta is an attorney & entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable seafood production. Motivated by a concern for our worlds growing population, our fixed/declining wild fish stocks, & the urgent need to feed our burgeoning numbers, Manna Fish Farms is awaiting permits to operate an open ocean fish farm, eight miles off the Eastern Coast of the United States.

HOST:Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. We are an independent, founder-controlled company of 132 people working together in an old pencil factory in New York City. Over 10 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project from films, games, & music to art, design, & technology. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects big & small have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

SPONSOR:Like our namesake borough, the Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing & selling great beer & enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklyners have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer.

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