Food+Tech Connect: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

by Cameron St. Germain

What they do: Food + Tech Connect is an online source for information about the interaction between technology and food, with reporting and events focused on improving global food systems. Based in New York, the organization provides a platform for conversations between food and agricultural tech startups, investors, and initiatives.

How they do itThe site offers various tools including online food business classes, funding and acquisition happenings, industry events, blog series, infographics, and more.

Mission: We’re on a mission to help innovators succeed and create a better future for food. Through news, analysis and research, we help you identify and understand market needs, emerging technologies and new business models. Through events, we connect the leading thinkers and doers from the worlds of food, agriculture, health and technology.

Latest project/campaign: The Food + Tech Connect Job Board, with 30k+ members, was launched with a goal of making it easier for food startups, established companies, and individual job seekers to find the best tech, business, design, sales, marketing, operations, and PR jobs and talent.

Major Funding: Donations from individuals and organizations

Profit/nonprofit: Nonprofit

Annual budget: N/A

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: The Food + Tech Meetup is a monthly event series with 4,350 current members, held in 4 cities in the U.S. and abroad, for food innovators using technology and new business models to create a better foodfuture.

FACT SHEET

Location: New York, New York

Core Programs: Food tech education, business-skills training courses, events and meet-ups for innovators to network, collaborate, and share best practices, dissemination of information about global food systems

Number of staffN/A

Number of volunteersN/A

Areas served: International

Date started: 2010

Director: Danielle Gould

Contact information:

(212) 555-5555

[email protected]

 

 

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