Know Your Food Entrepreneurs #4: Danilo Leao of BovControl

Know Your Food Entrepreneurs #4: Danilo Leao of BovControl

BovControl, the fast-growing mobile livestock analytics platform, was founded in 2013. But, as co-founder Danilo Leao informed me, its roots go way back. When Danilo was a child on his father’s farm in Brazil, he was already experimenting with the way that data could be used to affect livestock productivity. At 12, he had taken on the duties of “tracking and tracing animals, understanding their activity, and understanding nature.”

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Announcing: Local Food Demos at Branchfood!

Announcing: Local Food Demos at Branchfood!

What’s better than free food? Free food that helps promote a message of buying local! Read on to find out how you can enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages from your favorite local brands -- as well as some that may be new to you.

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6 Need-To-Know Social Media Tactics for Food Startups

6 Need-To-Know Social Media Tactics for Food Startups

Across all cultures, food carries a significant social element. It’s meant to be seen, shared, and discussed. This makes food startups and social media a particularly strong pairing, as all of the major social networks lend themselves to doing those very things...

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Upcoming Food & Food Tech Summits & Events!

Upcoming Food & Food Tech Summits & Events!

Building innovative solutions to food system challenges requires diligent networking and a constant exchange of ideas, and a good summit does both. So, we here at Branchfood have done a bit of the heavy lifting for you and compiled this list of upcoming summits and other events -- all the way up until June!

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The Future of Restaurants

The restaurant industry has been adapting to new technology at a rapid pace -- but we hardly notice, and that’s a good thing. New technology is a risky proposition. Sudden shifts can alienate consumers who are not interested in adapting to new ways of doing things. Over time, however, we’ve seen restaurants adapt to technologies that now seem commonplace -- online ordering, crowdsourced reviews, tablet-based POS systems (ToastSquare), and so on.

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Innovations in Food Tech for Health

Here at Branchfood we often think about the future of food and food technology. What will the world look like 10, 15, 20 years from now and how will our food system evolve? From robots making your food to ultra-personalized meal plans based on DNA, it seems as if the future -- that far off, nebulous idea -- will be unrecognizable to the people of today. This topic is of such importance to us that last week, we held a panel at the Boston offices of architectural firm Perkins + Will in order to investigate what the future of food tech for health looks like.

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Know Your Food Entrepreneurs #2: Tania Green of PMS Bites

Tania Green would always get “horrible PMS symptoms.” Living in the North End, she often turned to the various neighborhood bakeries to satisfy her cravings for “thick, dense, moist baked goods like a brownie or a rich indulgent chocolate cake.” She found, however, that during the time that she experienced PMS symptoms, that she “was not making the right food decisions.”

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What Ever Happened to Groceries?

You don’t have to go far these days to find an industry in the midst of rapid innovation. For example, just take a look at the grocery industry. As with all brick-and-mortar retailers, the advent of the internet has radically changed the way people shop. Fading are the days of weekly grocery trips. Instead, grocery delivery services like Amazon Fresh and Instacart, along with meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Purple Carrot -- not to mention farm delivery services like Boston Organics -- prove that alternatives to the standard way of shopping are both viable and, for many, preferable.

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Know Your Food Entrepreneurs #1. A Chat With the Founder of Real Food Solutions

Know Your Food Entrepreneurs #1. A Chat With the Founder of Real Food Solutions

In 2014, Neheet Trivedi was “interested in building a company in the food and ag sector.” At the time, however, he was unsure what this company was going to be. He considered “restaurants, food delivery, food distribution, food waste, and other topics,” but ultimately it was the fortunate timing of his sister’s pregnancy that led to the founding of Real Food Solutions (RFS), maker of the Anchor Nutrition Bar.

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This Fall in Food: New England's Best Festivals, Conferences, Summits and More

Food entrepreneurship is a fast-paced and dynamic field. With the approach of Autumn colors comes crisper weather and shorter days, but it also marks the beginning of a new season of innovation for food entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors. The right conferences and workshops can be an invaluable means of joining the conversation. For those serious about changing the food system, take a look at these upcoming events in the world of food and beverage innovation you don’t want to miss.

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