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Just Announced: Cumulus–The Future of Food Reaches 150 Speaker Milestone


Executives from across the agtech and foodtech value chain will gather in Las Vegas for the inaugural event

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cumulus, a new, large-scale event focused on the future of food, announced that it has confirmed the participation of 150 senior executives from the leading agtech and foodtech startups, industry incumbents, and the most active investors in the sector.

Taking place at Paris, Las Vegas from September 11-13, 2023, Cumulus will cover topics like sustainable food systems; the rise of automation in agriculture, foodservice and retail; the commercialization of alternative proteins; the challenges facing controlled environment agriculture; clean ingredient innovation and much more.

Notable speakers include:

  • Suzanne Long, chief sustainability and transformation officer, Albertsons
  • Kelly Burton, head of sustainability and social impact, Blue Apron
  • David McIntosh, vp of connected stores, Instacart
  • Adam Bergman, global head of agtech investment banking, Citi
  • Jeff Barry, chief innovation officer, Dot Foods
  • Anna Rath, CEO and president, Vestaron
  • Ofir Schlam, president and co-founder, Taranis
  • Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO, BioConsortia
  • Debbie Yaver, chief science officer, Nature’s Fynd
  • Atul Sood, chief business officer, Kitchen United
  • Eric Schulze, vice president of product and regulation, Upside Foods
  • Nick Dyner, CEO, Moleaer
  • Allison Fowler, CMO, Perfect Day
  • Na’Ama Moran, CEO, Cheetah
  • Lou Cooperhouse, CEO, BlueNalu
  • Benson Tsai, CEO, Stellar Pizza
  • Yaakov Nahmias, president and founder, Believer Meats
  • Seana Day, partner, Better Food Ventures
  • Lindsay McCorkle, director, Blue Horizon
  • David Barber, partner, Astanor
  • Son Vo, managing partner, Cavallo Ventures
  • Lejjy Gafour, CEO, Cult Food Science
  • Mark Brooks, managing director, FMC Ventures
  • Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder, FoodTank

In addition to these leaders in the agtech and foodtech ecosystem, the first 150 speakers also include the founders of 40+ seed-stage startup companies. View the entire speaker list here.

A number of renowned agtech and foodtech incubators and accelerators will host pavilions at the event, including: Plug and Play, Techstars Farm to Fork, Foodbytes by Rabobank, The Kitchen and KMZero.

Industry partners supporting Cumulus include Agfunder, AgReads, Agritecture, AgTech UCD, Brinc, Eatable Adventures, Food and Beverage Magazine, Food Logistics, FoodTech Weekly, Global Agrifood Tech Aalliance, Green Queen, iGrow News, Kok Project, L.E.K., Potluck CPG, ReFed, Scratch Media + Marketing, Vegan Women Summit.

“Our goal is to gather the greatest innovators working in the food system today—from those working on seeds or cells through production, supply chain, distribution, food service and retail,” says mailto:[email protected] [Rebecca Sausner __title__ null], co-founder and general manager of Cumulus. “By gathering the most influential startups, investors and incumbents focused on the future of food, we are creating a community gathering that will facilitate the highest level conversations, knowledge-sharing networking and deals.”

Cumulus will feature a plenary stage, four breakout stages, an innovation stage, pre-conference workshops, and a large-scale expo hall with opportunities to sample novel foods. Organized networking events will include two Expo Hall receptions as well as an opening night party and an our Official After Party and concert on Sept. 13. Event technology will facilitate pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings. “Office Hours” will offer startups the chance to have walk-up meetings with leading VCs in a speed-dating fashion.

About Cumulus:

Cumulus is the premiere foodtech and agtech gathering convening the boldest innovative startups, industry leaders and VCs from across the ecosystem to discuss the future of food. With a focus on networking and cross sector partnerships, they’ll be addressing key opportunities from agtech, biotech, novel ingredients, and alternative proteins, downstream to supply chain, retail, and foodservice technology.

Cumulus is powered by Connectiv, the premiere events studio that produces Manifest, Blueprint, Medicarians and Transform.

Media Contact

Laila Hawe, Cumulus, 1 2038587042, [email protected]


SOURCE Cumulus