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Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer

May 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Google, 345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (6th Floor, “Top of The Mark” room).

Are you interested in learning about restaurant technology? Do you want to network with professionals who are particularly interested in advancing restaurant technology? Come and meet other professionals in this growing industry. This event is open to anyone from other industries and backgrounds who want to network and learn more in general. We encourage everyone to come enjoy this panel and networking event at Google on 345 Spear St.

RSVP Now at https://restaurant-tech-expert-panel-networking.eventbrite.com

Event Agenda and Info:

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Networking
7:00pm to 7:15pm: Google Introduction
7:15pm to 7:45pm: Expert Panel
7:45pm to 8:00pm: More Networking


During the event, we’ll have 5 Complimentary Tables for 5 lucky start-ups. It will be a chance for startups to talk about their brand and product, have marketing materials to display and share ideas with event attendees– they’ll for sure give you lots of useful feedback and tips to grow your business.

Don’t miss the chance to RSVP for one of our start-up tables. Allstart-up tables are subject to review in order to confirm they are a good fit for the group are not a conflict of interest and to make sure we provide the start-ups with the most value.

Register for a “START-UP TABLE OPPORTUNITY” ticket to be considered for this opportunity.
A limited number (5) of tables are available. EMAIL us at team@professionalconnector.com with the SUBJECT LINE “Applying for start-up table” and include your email, contact info, company website and we’ll let you know if you’ve been selected.

Registering for a Startup Table ticket does NOT give you a ticket for the event; only a direct email confirming your table spot from our Professional Connector Team will count as an event access ticket.

RSVP Now at https://restaurant-tech-expert-panel-networking.eventbrite.com
Early Bird tickets available for $12 or General Tickets for $15.


Larissa Russell – CEO and Co Founder of Pod Foods

Larissa Russell is the CEO and co-founder of Pod Foods (Pod), a company that brings local and emerging brands into retail stores at a fraction of the time and cost so that high-quality products can be made accessible to consumers, and small businesses can succeed. Prior to founding Pod, Russell had a cookie business called Green Pea Cookie, which made cookies out of peas. She and her co-founder Fiona Lee experienced the challenges of the B2B grocery supply chain first-hand. Russell graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013 and aims to inspire and create pathways for people to live their authentic lives.

Raf Peeters, Founder and CEO of Qcify

Raf Peeters is currently Founder and CEO of Qcify Inc, a technology company developing the next generation of quality control solutions to the food processing industry. Qcify’s AI technology helps reduce costs, improve efficiency and take the human subjectivity out of quality control. Their technology is currently used across Australia, Europe and the USA. Raf is also President and CEO of Innova Food Tech, a consulting firm that’s active in the food industry and more specifically on the food equipment and processing side. In the 6 months prior to Innova Food Tech he was Co-founder and VP of Business Development at CottageMeal (now part of GrubMarket), an online marketplace where you can find locally made and grown food items. During this time he helped the company gain traction in the SF Bay Area and help them secure initial funding. Prior, he was Technical Sales Support Manager, Optical Sorting at Key Technology, Inc from April 2013 to October 2014. He held the position of Area Sales Manager and Director US Operations at Visys from 2007 to 2013. Since moving to the USA in 2010 he has generated over $15M in sales and helped successfully launch 5 equipment companies in Northern America.


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Early Bird tickets available for $12 or General Tickets for $15.

Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer
at Google on 345 Spear Street, San Francisco
5/29/18 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Launchpad Space is an event-based community space in San Francisco. Developers and startups can attend to receive free technical training, one-on-one mentoring and more education aimed at driving their success.
Learn more here.

Our Event Host – David Mitroff, Ph.D.

David is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics from social media to peak performance. Through his consulting, lectures, training and keynotes David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) has educated more than 25,000 business owners. He is an Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley’s International Diploma Business program and a Google Mentor for the Google Developers Launchpadprogram. He has been featured media expert for NBC, ABC, San Francisco Business Times, Hospitality Technology, California Lawyer, and more.

Professional Connector: a vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
@ProfConnector @DavidMitroff 

Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
We organize and promote hundreds of Bay Area business networking and social mixers to specifically target Business Strategies and Small Medium Business Enterprises and provide industry professionals with a chance to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships.

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Why & Who should attend this event?

Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event.

How many people show up?

Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving.

What to Bring:

Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle.

How to Dress:

This is after work networking, so even if you did not work…pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best!


Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.

RSVP Now at https://restaurant-tech-expert-panel-networking.eventbrite.com


Professional Connector
(510) 761-5895


345 Spear St
San Francisco, 94105 United States
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