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Meet The Founders: Food Tech – General Assembly SF – 4/2/19

April 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet The Founders: Food Tech




We are excited to host a fresh Meet The Founders event on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. This specific Meet the Founders event will focus on Food Technology, and furthermore the innovators behind your favorite new restaurants, kitchen gadgets, and food apps.


You’re invited to an immersive learning experience where you will meet like-minded professionals, food industry experts, restauranteurs, and the innovation behind Food Technology. This event will feature an Expert Panel and a built-in Networking Mixer at General Assembly SF located at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, (5th Floor – Entrance next to Target).


We encourage a broad spectrum of professionals to join our Meet The Founders: Food Technology event. Every industy and individual can learn from our amazing expert panelists, as we believe eveyone has a foodie instict inside of them.


RSVP now and share our link: www.professionalconnector.com/meet-the-founders-food-tech


*Complimentary drinks from our lead sponsor, General Assembly.






6:00pm to 6:45pm: Networking


6:45pm to 7:00pm: A Word From Our Host, David Mitroff, Ph.D.


7:00pm to 7:20pm: Expert Panel


7:20pm to 8:00pm: Final Networking






Nathan Downs | Interim Head of Growth at Rangoon Ruby Investment LLC

Nathan launched his first food startup almost two decades ago at UC Berkeley. Currently he leads growth at Rangoon Ruby Investments in launching a meal subscription platform for their family of house brands. Other experiences include creating R&D and culinary business departments for Eat Club SF as well as founding a San Francisco based food business incubator.



Nathan Jin | Founder of Ivy Food Tech

Nathan is founder of Ivy Food Tech (ivydocuments.com), which automates document management for the food supply chain. Ivy is a graduate of the StartOut Growth Lab and the Valley Ventures Accelerator, as well a member of the OriginTrail Trace Alliance. Nathan was formerly a cofounder and head of product of ripe.io, best known for its work with the Blockchain of Tomatoes, which has been named Top 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Companies by Forbes, AgFunder Most Innovative Supply Chain Companies and featured in multiple media outlets. Nathan also advises companies on food technology and blockchain in supply chain.


Jake Katz

Jake Katz | Vice President of Operations and Finance at Good Food Guys

Jake Katz is the Vice President of Operations and Finance at Good Food Guys, a food-innovating, fast-casual, multi-unit brand based in San Francisco. With both Mixt and Split under the umbrella of Good Food Guys, the brand is known for its gourmet salads and sandwiches which are fast-casual staples in the Bay Area. Jake has a background in Economics and Political Economy, and graduated with an MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Northwestern University. Jake is an all-around innovator, leading his team at Good Food Guys towards a more profitable, streamlined way of doing business.





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RSVP now and share our link www.professionalconnector.com/meet-the-founders-food-tech


Meet The Founders: Food Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer


at General Assembly SF


on 4/2/19


from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)







General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. As the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, General Assembly fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. Learn more here.


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David Mitrtoff


David (@DavidMitroff) 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 Launchpad program. He has been a 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.


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. To view our upcoming events, click here.






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.


Are you a restaurant owner looking to expand your industy knowledge? You will be in the company of hundreds of other industry experts who will bo more than happy to share their knowledge, meet new connections, and expand their network.


Are you an industy expert who is new to the San Francisco Bay Area? Are you trying to break into the restaurant industy? Our networking events have proven to be successful time and time again. Come meet your future!


Trying to incorporate more cutting-edge technology into your restaurant? Come meet our experts and consultants to learn more about what benefits your restaurant is currently missing. From sous-vide entrepreneurs to food app developers, we are sure you won’t be dissappointed with the experts we have for you to meet.


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!




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RSVP now and share our link: www.professionalconnector.com/meet-the-founders-food-tech






We produce and co-produce 5 to 10 monthly events, with a proven track record of over 50 events each year for the past 5 years. Events include networking events, mixers, workshops, private company events, recruiting events, product launches, and more. We can add your organization as a sponsor for a wide variety of events to meet your needs, or for more customized events, our host and organizer David Mitroff, Ph.D. will work with you to design customized events to surpass your growth, marketing or recruiting objectives. We have opportunities, from a table at one of our mixers, to Premium Sponsorship. Contact us today.


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General Assembly
225 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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(415) 592-6885