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SXSW 2019

The Next Big Idea: Food Waste Innovation Demo Day

With the $218 billion issue of food waste becoming a global priority, entrepreneurs and funders around the world have taken notice. The result: an exciting increase in innovative products and services that are turning waste into jobs, hunger relief and environmental stewardship. Join ReFED—an entrepreneurial nonprofit initiative that works with decision-makers from across the food system to reduce food waste—for an interactive demo day featuring innovators who are at the forefront of tackling this food waste challenge. A group of impact-driven innovators will pitch their solutions in front of an expert panel of judges. Audience members will have the opportunity to weigh in and ask questions.
Proposed innovators: Copia, Food Maven, GoodR, Grubbly, Spoiler Alert, and WISErg.

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  1. How much food are we currently wasting--and why does this matter?
  2. What innovations are emerging in food waste reduction?
  3. How can food waste innovators most effectively scale their solutions to maximize impact?


  • Chris Cochran, Executive Director, ReFED


Chris Hunt, Communications Director, ReFED

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Food
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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