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FOOD IT: Solution Harvest

July 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm PDT

Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043


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Join start-ups, key industry players, investors and representatives from leading global food and agriculture innovation hubs for FOOD IT: Solution Harvest.  This engaging occasion will foster a different type of discussion, a new form of collaboration, and new potential solutions to Food & Ag sector challenges through the application of technology.


(Thought for Food)



Morning Menu:

“The Blender” Business Pitch Competition

For a third year, The Mixing Bowl will present start-up tech companies meeting market challenges in the Food and Ag sectors.  A panel of seasoned venture capitalists will judge this pitch competition of curated companies.  The winner will once again win The Golden Blender Award and a scholarship for Innovation courses at The Food Business School.  The eight selected companies presenting are:









The esteemed judges for this year’s competition are:

Jaleh Daie, Band of Angels/Aurora Equity

Jonathan Ebinger, BlueRun Ventures

Geoff Eisenberg, Ecosystem Integrity

Ron Meeusen, Cultivian Sandbox

Setting the Table Discussion

These thought leaders from food, agriculture, media, business and research share their thoughts on key trends and challenges facing food and agriculture in a participatory format:

Fernando Martins, Lead Agribusiness Partner, Bain & Company

Jennifer Mason, Technology & Science Strategy Officer, Mars

Paul Noglows, Executive Producer, Forbes Media 

Justin Siegel, Faculty Director, Innovation Institute for Food & Health, UC Davis

Naomi Starkman, Founder & Editor in Chief, Civil Eats


Tech Levers Discussion

In an open discussion format, these veteran Silicon Valley executives explore the environment of current and emerging technologies, ranging from the Internet of Things, FinTech, Robotics, Big Data, and more:

Denny Boyle, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Daniel Graf, Head of Marketplaces, Uber

Marion Rittler, Global Vice President, SAP

Dan Steere, Co-Founder & CEO, Abundant Robotics


12:15pm: LUNCH


 Afternoon Menu

Collaborative Exercise: Learning through Challenges & Levers

A design-thinking collaborative exercise that looks at how information technology can address challenges in farming and ranching, improve food literacy in food service and support the success of smaller food producers in the kitchen and in the field.  We will also explore how the “internet of food” can create new business models and improve food safety and transparency.  Contributing participants include:

Ryan Begley, IBM     Don Buder, Davis Wright Tremaine

Anthony Chang, Kitchen Table Advisors     Nathan Dorn, Food Origins

Christine Gemperle-Bacon, Gemperle Orchards    Scott Giambastiani, Google Food

Allison Hagey, BraunHagey & Borden, LLP     Seana Day Hull, Agtech Insights

George Kellerman, Yamaha Motor Ventures    Matt Lange UC Davis

Michael Macrie, Land O’Lakes    Deborah Magid, IBM Ventures    Darwin Melnyk, Trimble

David Mcintyre, Airbnb     Jeff Moen, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Mark Noronha, SAP     Lisa Prassack, Prassack Advisors     Tom Am Rhein, Naturipe

Matt Rothe, Stanford FEED Collaborative     Joni Sare, Epicurean Group

Rusty Schwartz, Kitchentown     Nat Seavy, Point Blue Conservation

Micki Seibel, Orange Silicon Valley    Diane Del Signore, CAFF

John Sweeney, Dairy Procurement Group     Kevin Watt, TomKat Ranch

Aaron Wickstrom, Valsigna Farms


Grazing Menu Throughout the Day 

Innovation Marketplace

Explore and sample the service and product offerings of companies throughout the value chain of our food system: in-the field; on-the-line; in-the-lab; in-the-kitchen; on-the-table; in-your-hand; on-your-phone; in-your stomach:

Ahi Kā Tonics    Alkemilife    Aromyx    Athena    Avolved    Byte    Callaghan Innovation

Cerplus    Dine Market    Doughbies   Edenworks  eHarvestHub    El Pájaro CDC    FarmHub

Farmstead    Food Business School    FreshSurety    Heavy Connect    Honeylab    Iunu

Kitchentown    Kitchen Witch Bone Broth    Love with Food    Maiaki    Monj    Mavrx

My Mom’s Mole    Nima    SnapDNA





– Programing Partners –






– Collaboration Partners –

CAFF                   airbnb-horizontal-lockup-logo-02-RGB           KTown


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– Media Partners –

Civil Eats           UnionKitchenLogoPNGAgFunder Logo

Slowmoney NorCal                  ZD LG            FFI-logo

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Food System 6                   MMWspotcolor2014AGF3


Food Ino Logo                                      Circle - PrintAgTech Insights

– Community Partners –

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logobirchwater                                Bandar_Logo18 Rabbits


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Print                               JARDESCA LogoLSlogo_PMS

Print                                    SF Mead   150818_PFK_logo_final copy


  • Seats are limited. Register here!
  • Light breakfast will be served and participants can expect an array of delectable food and beverages from local rising vendors throughout the day including lunch
  • Cocktail reception to follow events of the day
  • If you would like to receive a Mixing Bowl discount for our programming partners event, Forbes AgTech Summit on July 13th & 14th, please contact Sarah@mixingbowlhub.com
  • Cancellation policy: Registration fee will be fully refunded if the Mixing Bowl team receives notification on or before June 28, 2016 that the registered attendee will not attend
  • The event will be filmed and/or photographed
  • Check out the videos from our previous FOOD IT here
  • Contact: Sarah@mixingbowlhub.com

To be a FOOD IT: Solution Harvest sponsor

To exhibit in the Innovation Marketplace

For media passes

To be considered for the start-up or non-profit  30% discount


July 12, 2016
9:00 am - 7:00 pm PDT
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Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
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