At this month Startup Stories Worldwide meetup we will be talking about how to launch a Food & Beverage startup. Join us as our amazing speakers share inspirational talks and thought-provoking discussions that will help you take your startup to the next level.
Startups pitching on the night will be in chance to win a mentoring session with Crowdfooding: An online crowdfunding platform that connects food and drink entrepreneurs with investors.
- Christian Coats, Owner of Soulmatefood
- Rebecca Saunders, Head of Development at notonthehighstreet
- Hugh Thomas, Co-Founder of Ugly Brand Ltd
Q&A advice session, pitching opportunities, networking, pizza, drinks, goodie bags and more.Tweet us at @sswupdates (hashtag #sswupdates)
Christian Coats, Owner of Soulmatefood
Christian founded Soulmatefood in 2008 based on the conviction that he could bring the power of healthy cuisine direct to people’s doorsteps – to help make a real difference to their health and wellbeing.
Recognising that people today lead increasingly hectic lifestyles, with the added pressure of looking good, Christian saw the need for healthy, accessible cuisine and built Soulmatefood to create a gourmet diet service for the real world.Building on their success for Team GB at London’s 2012 Olympic Games, where Soulmatefood was the only external nutrition service for athletes in the Olympic village, Soulmatefood continues to work with Team GB nutritionists to cater for many athletes – from boxers and judo experts to tennis players and cyclists.
As well as having Soulmatefood Kitchen in London’s luxury department store Harrods, Soulmatefood has created a new Diet Code concept that has been rolled out through Virgin Active gyms. The partnership includes 25 Soulmatefood Juice Bars and menus across 60 gyms nationwide.
Rebecca Saunders, Head of Development at notonthehighstreet.com
Rebecca is Head of Development at notonthehighstreet.com and proud to call herself a foodie. She joined notonthehighstreet.com in 2015 and leads the team responsible for food & drink as well as baby & child, stationery, weddings and Christmas.
Rebecca's career spans finance, strategy and buying; previously working for leading retailers across the UK and US including J.Crew, Tiffany & Co., Argos and John Lewis. Rebecca has a degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Hugh Thomas, Co-Founder of Ugly Brand Ltd
Hugh Thomas is the Co-founder of drinks start-up Ugly Drinks. Ugly think you’re sweet enough already and created 100% natural fruit infused sparkling waters with no sugar, no sweetener, no calories and no artificial ingredients.
Previous to launch Ugly, Hugh lead the UK marketing for Vita Coco Coconut Water in the UK for 3 years from 2012 and started his career marketing Beanz and Ketchup at Heinz.
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Crowdfooding: An online crowdfunding platform that connects food and drink entrepreneurs with investors
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