Date(s) - 12/04/19
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM
ReFED is bringing together key food system stakeholders including food businesses, capital providers, technology firms, and subject matter experts. Attendees will have the chance to develop relationships with food industry and funding leaders, ReFED’s 2019 Accelerator cohort, hear panel discussions that explore parallels and opportunities across food & ag, logistics & distribution, and technology that can improve food recovery solutions, and be the first to know this year’s $100,000 winner!
ReFED, the only nonprofit wholly dedicated to reducing U.S. food waste, and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, are proud to co-host the $100,000 Showcase of the ReFED Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator in Chicago, IL on Dec. 4th.
The ReFED Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator is not your average accelerator.
Thanks to the generous support of the Walmart Foundation and in partnership with +Acumen, the Accelerator’s one-of-a-kind program immerses nonprofit food recovery organizations in a combination of virtual curriculum and in-person ReFED Learning Labs that focus on leveraging earned revenue models, technology solutions, and human-centered design in an effort to catalyze and inspire actions that will lead to a doubling of healthy food available to the 40 million Americans facing food insecurity.
This event will bring together key food system stakeholders including food businesses, capital providers, technology firms, and subject matter experts. Attendees will have the chance to:
– Develop relationships with food industry and funding leaders, as well as ReFED’s 2019 Accelerator cohort
– Hear panel discussions that explore parallels and opportunities across food & ag, logistics & distribution, and technology that can influence and improve food recovery solutions
– Be the first to know this year’s $100,000 Accelerator Winner
1:30 p.m – Registration & Innovator Exhibit
2:00 p.m. – Panel Discussions
4:30 p.m. – Drinks, Networking, & Innovator Exhibit
5:30-7:00 p.m. – Accelerator Cohort Presentations & $100,000 Winner Announcement
Kari Arbruster, Project Manager, The Kroger Co.
Matt Pakula, Senior Manager, Social Responsibility, Tyson Foods
Tom O’Donnell, Sustainability Coordinator, EPA
Nicola Dixon, Executive Director, General Mills Foundation
Alex Behar, Associate, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures
Danielle Joseph, Director & Investment Officer, Closed Loop Partners
Alexandria Coari, Capital & Innovation Director, ReFED