FOOD+TECH CONNECT PRESENTS
HACK//MEAT Silicon Valley
Reimagine, Prototype, & Build the Future of Meat
From June 21 – 23, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate are bringing together industry “steakholders” (farmers, butchers, processors, artisans, restaurateurs, retailers, policy advocates and non-profit leaders) with technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives to develop technologies and tools that help create a better future for meat.
This isn't your average hackathon. The challenges are meaty, so we're bringing in experts from The Design Gym and The Institute of Design at Stanford to help groups use design thinking process to break down the challenges and prototype their ideas.
Over the course of the weekend-- fueled by delicious, sustainable food and drink-- teams will self organize and develop ways to use technology to hack the business of meat.
Friday, June 21*
6:30 Welcoming remarks
7:00 Challenge brief presentations
8:00 Dinner with the “steakholders,” and begin forming teams
Saturday, June 22
9:30 Registration and breakfast
10:00 Design thinking process overview
10:45 Insights, Q&A with "steakholders" and ideation
1:30 Lunch / API demos
5:00 Office hours with technical, design and industry subject matter experts
7:00 Dinner and project feedback
1:00 Venue closes
Sunday, June 23
9:00 Breakfast and hacking
11:00 Office hours with technical, design and industry subject matter experts
3:30 Pig butchering demo
4:00 End hacking
5:00 Product pitches and demos
6:30 Winners announced
6:45 Snacks and drinks
*Friday's event will be held offsite at a location in the Palo Alto area. Please note, event schedule is subject to change.
Presenting Partners & Co-Hosts:
Butchery Demo & Travel Sponsor:
Food & Beverage Sponsors:
A list of our additional technology, food and beverage sponsors coming soon! A limited number of sponsors or opportunities are still available.
Interested in partnering with us? Please contact mariana [at] foodtechconnect.com.
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