IFTNEXT Virtual Event: Funding Disruption in Today’s Food Industry

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  • Lou Cooperhouse

    Lou Cooperhouse is Executive Director and a founder of the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC), a globally recognized food business incubator and economic development accelerator program of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) at Rutgers University.

  • Jagruti Bhikha

    Jagruti Bhikha is an angel investor and co-founder of Wingpact, global community of investors and entrepreneurs whose vision is to create a more gender inclusive world. She is also co-author of Impact With Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs.

  • Steve DeBretto

    Steve DeBretto is Executive Director of the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, founding partner company of The Hatchery Chicago. The Hatchery is a food incubator that will provide dedicated production facilities to growth-stage food and beverage companies, as well as advising, mentorship, and connections to capital and corporate partnerships.

  • Ryan Alberts

    Ryan Alberts is the Finance Director at Bias and Blind Spots, a venture capital group that nurtures dominant independent food & beverage brands. By aligning capital, resources, and leverage via equity line sponsorship, founders earn out investors as risk profiles and capital is reallocated over time.

  • Andrew Ive

    Andrew Ive is the Managing Director and Partner of Food-X, the first international business accelerator program focused on launching food-related ventures with a multi-stage long term venture capital fund parent, SOSV.

  • Garry Golden

    Moderator Garry Golden is a professionally trained Futurist who works across broad range of industries and is currently serving on the Institute of Food Technologists’ Think Tank.

November 14, 2017
Tue 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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