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Get a Crash Course in Food Startup Branding
Want to learn how to make your products and services stand out across everything you do, from your website, to your social media, to your packaging? You’re in luck. Our in-person Food Startup Branding 101 Bootcamp is back by popular demand on May 16 in NYC. 

Sign up by 5/9 to get the early bird price of $249 (normally $399). Space is limited, so sign up now!

Join The Food Startup Branding Bootcamp Informational Hangout
Wondering if our 5.16 Branding Bootcamp is right for you? Get a course overview and ask the instructors questions in our free Google Hangout on May 6 at 6 PM. RSVP here.

Updated: Apply for DIG EAT ALL’s 2nd Food Tech Startup Accelerator Class
The 1st food tech startup accelerator is looking for its 2nd class. Apply by 5.15 to receive mentorship from top chefs, corporate executives, investors and more.

The Queen Bee of Foodtech - Edible Manhattan
We're incredibly honored to be featured in Edible Manhattan's Innovation Issue. Brian Halweil dives into founder and CEO Danielle Gould's background, the full history of FTC and what's next. 

Announcing 5.16 Food Startup Branding Bootcamp, Must-Attend Food Events + More
Last week's juiciest food tech news and innovation stories. 

Internet of Food

How Hampton Creek Aims to Guarantee Healthy, Safe & Sufficient Food For All
We chat with Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick about re-engineering the food system, the wild success of Mayo Gate and why an IPO may be in the startup's future.

Catalyzing a Food Revolution Through Connected Ecosystems & Open Innovation
Expo Milano's Feeding the Accelerator Curator explores how moving from silos to ecosystems, closed labs to open innovation is critical for a better future.

Startup Resources

$4M Ag Venture Fund Launches in Salinas - The Californian
The fund is being raised by Western Growers to fund agriculture innovation around the world.

5 Questions for a Food Entrepreneur for Food Entrepreneurs - Examiner
The Examiner sits down with food entrepreneurs to hear their assessments of what’s happening in our increasingly noisy industry.

From Fermented Food to Video Streaming, These French Entrepreneurs Are Making a Splash Stateside - Entrepreneur
An inside look at the winners of the French-American Entrepreneurship Award, announced last week in New York City.


Whole Foods Expands Delivery Options With Instacart -IBO
It has expanded its delivery options with Instacart to include flowers, looking to keep competitive with online retailers like Amazon. 

To Reduce Food Waste, Canadian Retailer Begins Selling Ugly Produce at a Discount - Food Tank
Canada’s largest grocery retailer launched a new campaign to get ugly produce out of the landfills and into the grocery aisles.

Learnings from a Crash Course in Omnichannel Shopping Options - Brick Meets Click
Here’s a shopper’s-eye-view of what that transition looks like and a checklist of what mattered most to us about the omnichannel experience.


Chipotle to Stop Using Genetically Altered Ingredients - New York Times
It is the first major restaurant chain to do so. 

Can Quality Food Be Made at Tech Scale? - re/code
Sprig and Forage are trying to be both fast and good — and it’s actually starting to work. But can they scale?

David Chang's Food Delivery Startup Maple Launches In New York - Forbes
Backed by Chang and Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital, Maple promises an idealized delivery experience complete with carefully sourced, made-to-order food.

This Food Delivery Service Pays Low-Income Youth A Living Wage—And The Food's Good, Too - FastCo.Exist
Poor youth get a good wage and culinary training, and Bay Area tech companies get their fancy lunches. Everyone wins.

With 100 Paying Customers in 6 months, Mass Blurb is Changing the Way Restaurants do Business in the Digital Age - Your Story
It offers a marketing automation tool which provides an automated 360 degree marketing suite for restaurants. 

Uber’s New UberEats Delivery Service Could End Home Cooking Forever - Metro.UK
The service launched in NYC last week. It offers delivery within five to ten minutes, rather than the usual half hour plus.

GrubHub CEO Thinks Data — Not Content — Is the Future of Restaurant Discovery - StreetFight
The company has begun to experiment with ways to use data about the hundreds of millions of orders made on its platform to help diners pick the right dish at the right restaurant.

How a Data-Driven Meal Delivery Service Cooks Up Exactly What Customers Want - Entrepreneur
How Munchery is using Desk.com from Salesforce to track customers’ order histories and food preferences and why it's working. 

Food Logistics Startup Grab Secures Funding From Oliphans Capital, Others -Deal Curry
With the latest round it plans to foray into newer markets. 



Skyward Announces $4.1 Million Seed Round - AgFunder
The round was led by Founders Co-Op, Norwest Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures and Verizon Ventures.

A Small Village in Mali Is Farming Toward a Viable Food Future - Huffington Post
In a far flung village called Sélingué in Mali, near the Guinean border, something of great global significance happened recently.

New Technology is Making Better Farmers - Food Tank
Two faculty members of Dickinson College in Pennsylvania have created a new streamlined system to manage the university’s farm.

How Seed and Pesticide Companies Push Farmers to Use Bee-Killing Insecticides - Civil Eats
A near-monopoly in the seed industry leaves farmers with few other choices than seeds coated with neonicotinoids.


‘Alternative Protein’ Could Make Up One Third of the Market by 2050 - Civil Eats
From pea protein to cricket flour, ecological protein is poised to grow.

Five Things to Consider About Tyson’s Big Antibiotics Announcement - Civil Eats
The nation's largest chicken producer says it will phase out human antibiotics by September 2017. What does it really mean?

No More Expiration Dates: MIT Is Developing Sensors To Detect When Food Is Going Bad - FastCo.Exist
Forget dubious dates on containers. These sensors could tell when food is starting to rot and reduce food waste.

SimplyCook Receives $1.1m Backing from Episode 1 Ventures - Startups.UK
New subscription-based recipe concept provides ingredients for people to try new dishes at home. 

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