Connecting people who are feeding the world with people who are changing the world through tech innovation…
The Mixing Bowl was first conceived in 2013 by tech executives who had seen other industries like Telecom, Finance, Healthcare and Education benefit from connections with Silicon Valley’s IT innovation ecosystem. Among the largest industries in the world, Food & Agriculture is confronted with the daunting task of feeding billions more people while responding to new challenges around environmental sustainability, climate change, and new consumer preferences for local and organic foods, greater transparency of food information, and more convenience.
In response to these challenges, The Mixing Bowl strives to stimulate the adoption of IT innovation in the Food and agriculture industries through business-focused dialogue between existing industry players, start-ups, investors, and other food innovators. As a leader in the Food/Ag tech community we have built our network and knowledge through in-person and online information sharing, advisory services, and efforts to fund innovative companies.
Forum for Information Sharing
As an established hub of IT innovation, Silicon Valley is recognized for its agility, openness and willingness to network with other innovators. The Mixing Bowl strives to connect Food, Agriculture and IT innovators from around the world as well as develop strong ties between Food & Ag innovation hubs within California, across the US, and globally. These connections are made through our events, such as our annual FOOD IT conference, and through our online community.
A key goal of The Mixing Bowl is to help create innovative, profitable, and scalable Food & Agriculture businesses by helping large, corporate partners to identify potential external innovation, academic and non-profit institutions develop their innovation outreach, and start-ups accelerate their growth by expanding their network. Through our advisory services our team applies an unparalleled combination of proven strategic expertise, corporate innovation execution, specialized sector knowledge, and extensive industry relationships across startups and incumbents to deliver a tailored approach for our partners.
To support adoption of new technology in the Food & Ag sectors, The Mixing Bowl team recognizes the need to solve for funding challenges. Our team is networked in the venture capital community and well known in the FoodTech and AgTech funding community. We have been successful in connecting funders with curated deals and helping start-ups find appropriate funding sources through our Better Food Ventures.