Summit + Expo
Plant-Based Foods & Proteins
Americas 2021

27-29 September 2021, starts at 9:00 am CDT (Chicago Time)

1,000+ Participants | 100+ Exhibitors | > 3,500 1-on-1 Business Meetings | 30+ Speakers & Panels

Register by 26 September and save €250


September 29 – Day III – Startup Acceleration

Startups pitching their innovation and invitation to collaborate with corporate, value chain, and or financial partners. A team of experts will evaluate pitching requests. Trending Round Tables on meat-free, dairy-free, fish-free, egg-free, and other foods will create new insights.

The uniqueness of the Bridge2Food Summit & Expo is the presence of the full value chain, which is why Startups will cover how the value chain can help, where the company is looking for (distribution, marketing, new ingredients, technologies, partnerships), and what will be key to fuel their future growth.

Two Types of Startups will Pitch
1) Pre-Market Startups (2 minutes)
2) Go-to-Market More Mature Startups (5 minutes)

Apply here. Including a Free Ticket & Booth as well! Open till September 20th

07:50 - 08:00
Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
08:00 - 08:50
Precision Fermentation Innovations from: The Protein Brewery (NL), De Novo Dairy (SA), Fybraworks Foods (US), Mycovation (SG), Zero Cow Factory (IN)
Robert Boer, Program Director, Blue Horizon Corporation, CH
Sejal Ravji, Director Pascual Innoventures, Pascual, ES
08:55 - 09:50
New Proteins! New Oat, Insect, Barley, Rubisco & Block Chain Solutions from: The Leaf Protein Co. (AU), GrainFrac (CA), Roslin Technologies (UK), Connecting Food (FR), Sibö (NL)
Karra-Lee Gerrits, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Laura Clark, Entrepreneurship Specialist, Good Food Institute (GFI), AF
09:50 - 10:30
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel
10:30 - 10:55
Plant-based as a Reflection of Modern Wellness Culture
Laurie Demeritt, Owner & CEO, The Hartman Group, Inc., US
11:00 - 11:45
New Consumer Brand Propositions in Snacks, Dairy-Free Milks & Egg-Free from: Rainfed Foods (CA), N.ovo Holdings BR), Confetti Snacks (SG), Pri's Puddings (UK)
Nicolas Meneses, Accelerating Startups | Sustainable Food Systems Vertical Lead, Masschallenge, CH
11:50 - 12:15
Process Technology Solutions for Texture Development
Rafael Alvarenga, Sales Engineer - Food & Industrial Products, Wenger, BR
12:20 - 13:00
New Consumer Brand Propositions in Fish-Free, Meat-Free & Dairy-Free from: Revo Foods (AT), Eighth Day Foods (AU), Patch Organics (US), Innomy (ES), Plant Squad (MX)
Kitty Liang, Venture Capitalist, Big Idea Ventures, US
Juliana Green, Senior Associate, Unovis Asset Management & New Crop Capital, US
13:00 - 13:10
Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
13:10 - 14:00
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel