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Thursday, March 21

11:00am
Pitching Session: Biotech & Digitalization

Ten innovators will pitch their technologies on the Start-Up Stage! Hear from exciting early-stage start-ups pitching their technology. Innovators have 3 minutes each to give you a snapshot of their solutions.

Innovators:
Luke Young, CEO and Co-Founder, ALORA
Shannon Nangle, Co-Founder & CEO, CIRCE
Rasit Görgülü, Co-Founder & CEOEATCH 
Alejandro Barbarini, CEO and Co-Founder, ERGO BIOSCIENCE
Linda Dijkshoorn, CCO and Co-Founder, EV BIOTECH
Aviel Even, CEO and Co-Founder, INGREDIOME
Simona Fehlmann, Co-Founder, SALLEA
Yulin Lu, Co-Founder & CEO, YALI BIO
MEATOLOGIC
REEL FOODS

11:20am
Innovation Session: Future Food Aotearoa

The Future Food Aotearoa team join the Start Up Arena with their cohort to spotlight different innovation strategies.

Host:
Katy Bluett, Executive Director, FUTURE FOOD AOTEAROA

With:
Alex Devereaux, CEO, ANDFOODS
Angus Brown, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, ĀREPA
Irina Miller, CEO & Co-Founder, DAISY LAB
Amos Palfreyman, CEO, MIRUKU
Toby Lane, CEO, NEWFISH
Olivia Ogilvie, CEO, OPO BIO

12:00pm
Innovation Session: Plug and Play

The Plug & Play team join the Start Up Arena with their cohort to spotlight different innovation strategies.


Host:
Alex Davisson, Ventures Associate, PLUG AND PLAY

12:25pm
Lunch Break
1:30pm
A Strategic Partnership to Support Supply Sustainability

SnackFutures Global Head Richie Gray and Celleste Bio CEO Michal Beressi Golomb discuss how CPG and Food Tech can build effective partnerships.

Speakers:

Richie Gray, Vice President and Global Head of Snack Futures, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
Michal Beressi Golomb
, CEO, CELLESTE BIO

1:40pm
Pitching Session: Novel Ingredient Innovation

Ten innovators will pitch their technologies on the Start-Up Stage! Hear from exciting early-stage start-ups pitching their technology. Innovators have 3 minutes each to give you a snapshot of their solutions.

Innovators:
Juliana Romero, CEO & Co-Founder, CANO-ELA
Stefan Zopf, Founder & CFO, ECONUTRI
Sina Albanese, Co-CEO, KORALO
Ryo Sato, CEO, MORUS
Karen Scofield Seal, CEO, OCEANIUM
Jyrki Lee-Korhonen, CEO, PERFAT TECHNOLOGIES 
Ricardo Martinez, Director of Finances, PROFILLET
Rebecca Palmer, CMO, TERRA BIOINDUSTRIES INC.

2:10pm
Innovation Session: Mista

The Future of Fats and Oils

Host:
Celine Schiff-Deb, Chief Scientific Officer, MISTA

With:
Lucas Drezza Hardy, Head of Innovation Centres of Excellence & Global Plant-based Innovation Director, AAK
Shannon Nangle, Co-founder & CEO, CIRCE
John Krzywicki, Head of Spotlight Foods & VP of Corporate Strategy, CHECKERSPOT
Mandy Hon, Co-Founder & CEO, IMPACFAT
Jyrki Lee-Korhonen, Co-Founder & CEO, PERFAT TECHNOLOGIES

2:40pm
Innovation Session: Natural Products Canada

The Natural Products Canada team join the Start Up Arena with their cohort to spotlight different innovation strategies. Host:
Sue Coueslan, VP, Strategy and Partnerships, NATURAL PRODUCTS CANADA

With:
Kirk Moir, CEO, CRUSH DYNAMICS
Eric Zimmerman, Co-Founder & CEO, ENHANCED MEDICAL NUTRITION
Maude St-Pierre, Founder & CEO, GRAZY
Jack MacDonald, Co-Founder, INFUSD NUTRITION
Lourdes Juan, Founder & CEO, KNEAD TECHNOLOGIES
Chris Bryson, Founder and CEO, NEW SCHOOL FOODS
Jerry Kristian, Co-Founder, NULIFE GREENTECH
Reesha Parmar, Manager, Business Development & Strategy, RENAISSANCE BIOSCIENCE
Wayne Burke, Commercial Technology Engineer, SEAWISE PACKAGING

3:25pm
A Lesson Learned on Beyond Meat and Oatly Stocks: What To Do and Not Do for an IPO

Speaker:
Elysabeth Alfano, CEO & Founder, VEGTECH INVEST

Friday, March 22

10:50am
Pitching Session: Health, Nutrition & Wellness

Ten innovators will pitch their technologies on the Start-Up Stage! Hear from exciting early-stage start-ups pitching their technology. Innovators have 3 minutes each to give you a snapshot of their solutions.

Innovators:
Ingmar van Hengel, Business Development Manager, CRYPTOBIOTIX
Julie Hirsch, COO, DIGESTIVA
Monica Bhatia, Co-Founder & CEO, EQUII
Joshua Sauer, Co-Founder & CEO, INULOX
John Chant, CEO, FILTRICINE
Eden Banon, Co-Founder & CEO, NUMI
Danny Weiss, CEO, WONDER VEGGIES
ASTREAS

11:20am
ICL Planet Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Hadar Sutovsky, VP External Innovation, ICL GROUP & GM, ICL PLANET STARTUP HUB

11:35am
Innovation Session: Eatable Adventures

The Eatable Adventures team join the Start Up Arena with their cohort to spotlight different innovation strategies.

Host:
Jose Luis Cabanero, CEO, EATABLE ADVENTURES

With:
MAOLAC
MMMICO

12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Innovation Session: XPRIZE

The XPRIZE team join the Start Up Arena with finalists of Feed the Next Billion Challenge, to spotlight different innovation strategies.