FoodNiche Summit

Tackling the Colossal Challenge of Food Waste: How Startups Are Making a Difference

In a world where hunger and food insecurity persist as pressing issues, the paradox of food waste stands out as a colossal challenge. Astonishingly, about one-third of all food produced globally is never consumed, resulting in significant economic, environmental, and social costs. However, amidst this bleak scenario, innovative startups like Too Good To Go and […]

Shou Wong, PhD

Dr. Wong joined TurtleTree as VP of External Innovation in August 2021 and was promoted to Chief Innovation Officer in August 2022. At TurtleTree, Shou leads the BD and Licensing teams by working closely with R&D to identify and collaborate with leading industrial and academic partners in the development of tools and processes for the […]

Henry Gordon-Smith

Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Spain, Austria, and the United States. Henry earned his BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, coursework in Food […]

Deane Sullivan

Deane Sullivan is the Multicultural & Local Lead for Stop & Shop Supermarkets across the Northeast – leveraging consumer insights and demographic nuances to best tailor assortment for the unique needs of local communities. The work also includes optimizing & enhancing all other areas of the business that intersect with our multicultural audiences; resulting in […]

Ben Fishman

Ben Fishman is a natural team builder, connector, experienced investor and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the food, consumer packaged goods, agriculture, and financial services sectors. In food, Ben’s experience covers the entire value chain from upstream on-farm agriculture, to manufacturing and logistics, to consumer and retail companies. He is currently the Board Chairman of […]

Ellen Jorgensen

Dr. Ellen Jorgensen cofounded Aanika Biosciences, a biotech startup that enables sustainable practices by using microbes to track, trace and authenticate products throughout supply chains. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from New York University and has spent over 30 years in the biotechnology industry.