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Food Hack Geneva 

 

On October 29th & 30th, 50 talented individuals who have never met, came together to tackle food waste.

 

What Is FoodHack Geneva ?

The first hackathon in Switzerland dedicated to tackling food waste.

FoodHack Geneva will bring together 50 talented participants built up of developers, designers and business people, to come together and create solutions to tackle the enormous amount of food waste in Switzerland and reduce food-related emissions. 

Teams will be supported along the way with industry leaders, food waste experts and experienced mentors to shape the future of food tech in 36 hours. 

 
 

 

29th & 30th October 2016


FoodHack Geneva 2016 has passed.
Thank you to each and every participant, partner and sponsor !

 
 

So what happened at
FoodHack Geneva 2016 ?

Click on the image below to read the summary of the event:


 

THE BRIEF

Find new Approaches | Create Prototypes

 

Come up with new solutions to tackle the enormous amount of food waste in Switzerland and reduce food-related emissions - Projects focus on :

 
 

MOBILE APPS  |  ON-DEMAND SERVICES  |  ONLINE GAMING  |  CONCEPT STORES  |  INNOVATIVE PACKAGING

 
 
 
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Why Food Waste ?

In Switzerland, two million tonnes of food are thrown away a year. FoodHack Geneva’s goals go beyond the solutions that will be created during the event, and aim to also raise awareness of food waste with the general public as Swiss households account to 45% of all food waste in Switzerland.

Study from WWF Switzerland & Foodwaste.ch - Learn more about it

Why Food Related Emissions?

Our food choices are responsible for 30% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. This accounts for more than 2.7 tons of CO₂ per person per year in US and Europe. We have the potential to reduce food related emissions by at least 50% through smart diet choices                      

Data from our partner, Eaternity

 

Prizes & opportunities

 

At the end of the day, FoodHack Geneva is a competition! Check out some of the awesome prizes and opportunities, offered by our partners, that you could win at the hackathon!

 

Prize - Local & seasonal fruit & veggie baskets offered by espace-terroir.ch 

Prize - A selection of goodies offered by IKEA Switzerland's sustainable collections

Prize - Professional engraved Victorinox kitchen knives offered by Eaternity

 

Opportunity - The Partage Foundation is looking to hire a talented team to develop their own brief around delivery-services after the hackathon weekend

Opportunity - Entry to The climate-KIC Austria Bootcamp on the 25th and 26th Nov*. Travel, accommodation & camp are offered by Climate-KIC

*if the winner is applicable under Climate-KIC's sustainable Land Use theme

Opportunity - Entry to The Lift Lab by Urban Entrepreneurs for a team of five to continue working on their project

Opportunity - Entry to Food.OpenData Hack Days in Lausanne & Zurich for tech projects who will be able to reach prototype stage over the weekend

 
 

Sponsors

FoodHack Geneva is possible thanks to the generous contributions from:

Sponsorship, Mentorship & Jury - For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others ­local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s ­ they are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.

Sponsorship, Mentorship & Jury - For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others ­local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s ­ they are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.

Sponsorship & Mentorship - République et Canton de Genève - Département de l'Environnement, des Transports et de l'Agriculture. Preserving the environment and guaranteeing a local, sustainable and quality food to their habitants are amongst the core missions of DETA.

Sponsorship & Mentorship - République et Canton de GenèveDépartement de l'Environnement, des Transports et de l'Agriculture. Preserving the environment and guaranteeing a local, sustainable and quality food to their habitants are amongst the core missions of DETA.

Sponsorship, Mentorship & Prizes - Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. They address climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, climate metrics and finance.

Sponsorship, Mentorship & Prizes - Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. They address climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, climate metrics and finance.

 

Partners

Event Organization

Event Organizers - One Roof Association was founded by the team at ENTP. Through One Roof we're able to organise non-for-profit events that operate in social impact field across Switzerland. 

Event Organizers - One Roof Association was founded by the team at ENTP. Through One Roof we're able to organise non-for-profit events that operate in social impact field across Switzerland. 

Event Organizers - ENTP. is a swiss-based events and branding agency that has organized startup events across the UK, Turkey and Switzerland. 

Event Organizers - ENTP. is a swiss-based events and branding agency that has organized startup events across the UK, Turkey and Switzerland. 

Tech

Tech - Indemand is the key solution to create an on-demand store and grow a business online in minutes for small businesses, startups and enterprises.

Tech - Indemand is the key solution to create an on-demand store and grow a business online in minutes for small businesses, startups and enterprises.

Tech & Jury - Eaternity.org establishes climate-friendly foods in society, providing transparency and guidance on food-related CO2-emissions for consumers and the restaurant industry.

Tech & Jury - Eaternity.org establishes climate-friendly foods in society, providing transparency and guidance on food-related CO2-emissions for consumers and the restaurant industry.

Tech - Hacker Earth, the fastest growing community for developers and programmers worldwide

Tech - Hacker Earththe fastest growing community for developers and programmers worldwide

Food & Drinks

Food & Beverage - Oggi is a Geneva-based start-up that is dedicated to reinventing the food market, through preparing healthy and sustainable meals with 100% natural kick-ass flavour.

Food & Beverage - Oggi is a Geneva-based start-up that is dedicated to reinventing the food market, through preparing healthy and sustainable meals with 100% natural kick-ass flavour.

Food & Beverage - Hoppbox makes healthy snacking easy. They source the best ingredients, create tasty snacks and send them to any address in Switzerland.

Food & Beverage Hoppbox makes healthy snacking easy. They source the best ingredients, create tasty snacks and send them to any address in Switzerland.

Food & Beverage - Petit Déj Ô Lit is a geneva based bakery, delivering at your home delicious breakfast & brunch.

Food & Beverage - Petit Déj Ô Lit is a geneva based bakery, delivering at your home delicious breakfast & brunch.

Food & Beverage - Grimiam.org is a non-profit organisation who's advocating for a new legislative framework on national level that accepts insects as food for human consumption.

Food & Beverage - Grimiam.org is a non-profit organisation who's advocating for a new legislative framework on national level that accepts insects as food for human consumption.

Food & Beverage - HolyCow! believes in good food served fast. And that fast should not come at the expense of freshness or taste. The taste begins with quality, fresh ingredients from their suppliers who are committed to reducing packaging, shelf life and transport time!

Food & Beverage - HolyCow! believes in good food served fast. And that fast should not come at the expense of freshness or taste. The taste begins with quality, fresh ingredients from their suppliers who are committed to reducing packaging, shelf life and transport time!

Food & Beverage - Burrito Brothers is born out of a combination of fresh, local produce, Mexican inspired recipes and California street food style. "Slow cooked, Served fast" Their goal is to maintain a high standard of speed and quality in service without compromising the integrity and flavor of their meal.

Food & Beverage - Burrito Brothers is born out of a combination of fresh, local produce, Mexican inspired recipes and California street food style. "Slow cooked, Served fast" Their goal is to maintain a high standard of speed and quality in service without compromising the integrity and flavor of their meal.

Food & Beverage - Wiine.me is a geneva based wine startup, offering wine subscriptions to discover 3 bottles every month, selected by sommeliers and delivered at your home.

Food & BeverageWiine.me is a geneva based wine startup, offering wine subscriptions to discover 3 bottles every month, selected by sommeliers and delivered at your home.

Food & Beverage - MyMuesli is your favourite muesli – mixed for you with the best organic ingredients and much love. Mymuesli is the first company globally to offer customised muesli out of more than 80 ingredients.  

Food & Beverage - MyMuesli is your favourite muesli – mixed for you with the best organic ingredients and much love. Mymuesli is the first company globally to offer customised muesli out of more than 80 ingredients.  

Food & Beverage - Kombucha is a fresh and slightly tart tea beverage, enhanced by the hard work of a symbiotic culture of microorganisms and yeasts.

Food & Beverage - Kombucha is a fresh and slightly tart tea beverage, enhanced by the hard work of a symbiotic culture of microorganisms and yeasts.

Food & Beverage - Biotta rejects any organic products which have been mass-produced at the expense of quality. We love the healthy, natural vitality that is to be found in each single bottle of Biotta juice!

Food & Beverage - Biotta rejects any organic products which have been mass-produced at the expense of quality. We love the healthy, natural vitality that is to be found in each single bottle of Biotta juice!

 
 

Prizes, Goodie Bags & Workshops

Prizes - IKEA Switzerland, believes in a more sustainable future and aims to achieve this through the products available at their stores across the world.

Prizes - IKEA Switzerland, believes in a more sustainable future and aims to achieve this through the products available at their stores across the world.

Goodie Bags - Lanxel offers to all participants beautiful sustainable candles handcrafted from Geneva

Goodie Bags - Lanxel offers to all participants beautiful sustainable candles handcrafted from Geneva

Goodie Bags - La Ville de Genève provides to all participants bins and bins bags from La Petite Poubelle Verte

Goodie Bags - La Ville de Genève provides to all participants bins and bins bags from La Petite Poubelle Verte

Prizes - Urban Entrepreneurs mission is to foster new ideas in order to co-create, prototype and produce solutions for a better urban future.

Prizes - Urban Entrepreneurs mission is to foster new ideas in order to co-create, prototype and produce solutions for a better urban future.

Prizes & Media - FSE Network is the European innovation network on food waste. We support and connect entrepreneurs, companies and cities reduce food waste.

Prizes & Media - FSE Network is the European innovation network on food waste. We support and connect entrepreneurs, companies and cities reduce food waste.

Prizes & Workshop - The Shared Brain brings together entrepreneurs to brainstorm and exchange around different topics.

Prizes & Workshop - The Shared Brain brings together entrepreneurs to brainstorm and exchange around different topics.

Workshop - Yoga Session on Sunday morning by Anne-Sophie Ballin.

Workshop - Yoga Session on Sunday morning by Anne-Sophie Ballin.

Mentorship, Support & Communication

Mentorship & Jury - EHL is a hospitality management school in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded in 1893, the school is the world's premier reference in hospitality management.

Mentorship & JuryEHL is a hospitality management school in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded in 1893, the school is the world's premier reference in hospitality management.

Mentorship - Too Good To Go aims to reduce food waste and our ecological footprint. Through their app, restaurants are able to sell leftover food and consumers can grab quality meals cheaply. 

Mentorship - Too Good To Go aims to reduce food waste and our ecological footprint. Through their app, restaurants are able to sell leftover food and consumers can grab quality meals cheaply. 

Mentorship & Jury - Foodways are the masterminds behind United Against Waste, Foodwaste.ch, and more. Working with their clients to deliver successful and sustainable projects, in the food sectors. 

Mentorship & Jury - Foodways are the masterminds behind United Against Waste, Foodwaste.ch, and more. Working with their clients to deliver successful and sustainable projects, in the food sectors. 

Mentorship - Partage association helps fight food waste and hunger in Geneva by donating food to people in need. 

Mentorship - Partage association helps fight food waste and hunger in Geneva by donating food to people in need. 

Mentorship & Communication -Altrove Innovation is a Management & Strategy Consulting company composed of international experts specialised in innovation processes and their implementation.

Mentorship & Communication -Altrove Innovation is a Management & Strategy Consulting company composed of international experts specialised in innovation processes and their implementation.

Mentorship - The EPFL Innovation Park provides a dynamic location for high tech companies to innovate in the heart of the EPFL School.

Mentorship - The EPFL Innovation Park provides a dynamic location for high tech companies to innovate in the heart of the EPFL School.

Support - CTI Entrepreneurship is the Swiss federal training programme for the founders of knowledge- and technology-based companies.

Support - CTI Entrepreneurship is the Swiss federal training programme for the founders of knowledge- and technology-based companies.

Mentorship & Communication - Euforia are a youth driven social enterprise providing fun, inspiring and engaging trainings as well as events that empower people to collaborate.

Mentorship & Communication - Euforia are a youth driven social enterprise providing fun, inspiring and engaging trainings as well as events that empower people to collaborate.

Communication - Fongit is Switzerland’s premier startup incubator supporting innovative tech ventures in Geneva. The, non-profit foundation has been building successful startups since 1991.

Communication - Fongit is Switzerland’s premier startup incubator supporting innovative tech ventures in Geneva. The, non-profit foundation has been building successful startups since 1991.

Mentorship - InnMind - global startups and investors directory, an entry point to the target VC, tech and startup professionals worldwide

Mentorship - InnMind - global startups and investors directory, an entry point to the target VC, tech and startup professionals worldwide

Material - Visuals professional communication material

Material - Visuals professional communication material

 
 

JURY

 
 

Stephanie Buri

Stephanie is Scientific Collaborator & Coordinator of Food & Beverage Saviva Chair at the EHL School of Lausanne. The mission of the Saviva F&B Chair is to develop knowledge and solutions for students and stakeholders of the restaurant industry by focusing on emerging changes and sustainable innovations in the industry.

Aurelian Jaggi

Aurelian is Co-Founder of Eaternity & Head of Technology. Eaternity is the company developing a comprehensive management solution for the restaurant industry that gives restaurant owners intelligent insights into the supply-chain and enables smart decision-making for the benefit of people, planet and profit.

Katherine Foster

Katherine is the Development Lead of the Sustainable Land Use theme for Climate-KIC, Europe’s official PPP on Climate Innovation and Europe’s largest climate impact accelerator. Former Canadian diplomat, she served on key international postings contributing to global initiatives on Climate, Human Security, and International Trade. Katherine has also made significant contributions in research and teaching, as well as to educational film and cultural programming. She also serves as an advisor and coach to start-ups leading many to key awards and investments. 

Benoît Stadelmann

Benoît is WWF Switzerland's Head of Departement for the french-speaking part of Switzerland. He's specialist in species & ecosystem concepts, conservation and biodiversity analyses & management. For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others ­local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s ­ they are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.

João Nuno Almeida

João is Managing Director at Foodways Consulting & Project Manager at foodwaste.ch. He wrote his Master's thesis on the topic of food waste in Switzerland and has since played a key role in developing this agenda. His experiences at the Portuguese Ministry of Economy (Lisbon) and at Syngenta Crop Protection (Basel) sparked an interest in the complex challenges facing a sustainable food system, and led him to set up Foodways alongside Markus and Jürg in 2012.

Marco Iotti

Marco has more than 15 years of experience in the food & beverage industry business. He worked in Academia, in SMEs and in large corporations. He works with various major player in the food transformation (i.e.:Nestlé, Nespresso ) in scouting and innovation activities. 

Today he's the CEO of a "collaborative innovation" company called Altrove Innovation and he's the ideator of AIM, a survey based Software to manage organization's innovation processes.

Mentors

MENTOR - Mukul Bhola Partnerships Development Adviser for UNOPS

MENTOR - Mukul Bhola

Partnerships Development Adviser for UNOPS

MENTOR - Catherine Martinson Head of Department Regional work and Member of the Executive Board at WWF Switzerland

MENTOR - Catherine Martinson

Head of Department Regional work and Member of the Executive Board at WWF Switzerland

MENTOR - Alex Saidani Founder & CEO of InDemand, helps local retailers sell & deliver faster through online ordering software.

MENTOR - Alex Saidani

Founder & CEO of InDemand, helps local retailers sell & deliver faster through online ordering software.

MENTOR - Emilia Cavuoto Business Development Specialist, helping companies innovate through employees engagement & visibility

MENTOR - Emilia Cavuoto

Business Development Specialist, helping companies innovate through employees engagement & visibility

MENTOR - Flore Martinson Manager Too Good To Go Suisse Romande & Art Director at Happiness Production

MENTOR - Flore Martinson

Manager Too Good To Go Suisse Romande & Art Director at Happiness Production

MENTOR - Pascal Gurtner Founder of L2G & Startup Mentor at MassChallenge  

MENTOR - Pascal Gurtner

Founder of L2G & Startup Mentor at MassChallenge

 

MENTOR - Pan Pan Climate-KIC Flagship Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture Booster.

MENTOR - Pan Pan

Climate-KIC Flagship Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture Booster.

MENTOR - Alexandre Bugat CEO of Ô35, Founder of Ptit Déj Ô Lit, Consultant for Atipik

MENTOR - Alexandre Bugat

CEO of Ô35, Founder of Ptit Déj Ô Lit, Consultant for Atipik

MENTOR & WORKSHOP - Nicholas Richmond Founder & Managing Director of Hoppbox

MENTOR & WORKSHOP - Nicholas Richmond

Founder & Managing Director of Hoppbox

MENTOR - Théo Fischer Creator of Opportunities at Euforia

MENTOR - Théo Fischer

Creator of Opportunities at Euforia

MENTOR & JURY - Stephanie Buri Scientific Collaborator & Coordinator of Food & Beverage Saviva Chair at the EHL School of Lausanne

MENTOR & JURY - Stephanie Buri

Scientific Collaborator & Coordinator of Food & Beverage Saviva Chair at the EHL School of Lausanne

MENTOR - Jürgen Vogel Founder & CEO of Ethix Sàrl, President of Grimiam Association and the Interest Group for insects as food in Switzerland

MENTOR - Jürgen Vogel

Founder & CEO of Ethix Sàrl, President of Grimiam Association and the Interest Group for insects as food in Switzerland

MENTOR - Arnaud Gervaix Founder & Captain of the Ship at Urban Kombucha

MENTOR - Arnaud Gervaix

Founder & Captain of the Ship at Urban Kombucha

MENTOR - Flora Madic Adjointe scientifique at Etat de Genève

MENTOR - Flora Madic

Adjointe scientifique at Etat de Genève

 

One Roof Events 

The Team Behind FoodHack Geneva

 

FoodHack Geneva is organised by One Roof, a Swiss non-profit association that aims to organise events in social impact fields across the country. Find out more: www.oneroof.events

 
Camille Bossel In the last year alone, Camille has travelled through China, Turkey, Morocco and the UK and has seen the different ways each country deals with their own food culture. Now, returning to her home country she’s passionate to tackle food waste on her own soil.

Camille Bossel

In the last year alone, Camille has travelled through China, Turkey, Morocco and the UK and has seen the different ways each country deals with their own food culture. Now, returning to her home country she’s passionate to tackle food waste on her own soil.

Julien Dejeu Photography & Logistics

Julien Dejeu

Photography & Logistics

Arman Anatürk Away from work, Arman can always be found in the kitchen preparing healthy meals for friends and family. With cutting down on food waste as a key part of his kitchen he’s excited to utilise the power of tech to help others reduce their household waste too.

Arman Anatürk

Away from work, Arman can always be found in the kitchen preparing healthy meals for friends and family. With cutting down on food waste as a key part of his kitchen he’s excited to utilise the power of tech to help others reduce their household waste too.

Vincent Bossel Filmmaker & Editor

Vincent Bossel

Filmmaker & Editor

Prisca Hoang-Van According to our team, Prisca cooks the best Vietnamese food around. Organiser and head of communication of Foxymore Festival, Prisca is an active member of Geneva's social entrepreneurial scene and is eager to innovate the future of food tech.

Prisca Hoang-Van

According to our team, Prisca cooks the best Vietnamese food around. Organiser and head of communication of Foxymore Festival, Prisca is an active member of Geneva's social entrepreneurial scene and is eager to innovate the future of food tech.

Davide Picci Filmmaker

Davide Picci

Filmmaker

Mathilde Michel Known for her sweet tooth, Mathilde is the co-founder of Benevolapp, connecting volunteers with NGO's in Geneva. With Mathildes ties in the press, shes keen to spread the word of exciting initiatives like FoodHack through all possible mediums.

Mathilde Michel

Known for her sweet tooth, Mathilde is the co-founder of Benevolapp, connecting volunteers with NGO's in Geneva. With Mathildes ties in the press, shes keen to spread the word of exciting initiatives like FoodHack through all possible mediums.

 

Our Values

We build our events with diversity in mind !

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FAQ

Are there any costs? Yes, there will be a small charge of 35CHF to participate at Food Hack Geneva. The hackathon is not-for-profit and your admission fee will be put straight back into ensuring we can provide you with the best possible event. (UPDATE: Thanks to sponsorship from WWF we've been able to update the entrance cost to 35CHF for all participants)

How are teams formed? Teams are formed on the day, everyone who has an idea will be able to pitch on Saturday morning and teams will be formed around the best ideas.

I'm not a student, can I still get involved? Yes, of course! hackathons shouldn't just be for students and your application will be considered just the same as everyone else. With that in mind, apply to attend now!

Can I stay overnight? Yes, we have limited space for those who want to catch up on sleep during the event, but please note you will need to bring sleeping bags or sleeping mats for a comfy stay. 

Can I join Food Hack Geneva as a guest? Guest tickets are 100CHF per day, email arman@entp.io for more details.

FoodHack Geneva sounds cool, how can I promote the event through my network? You're cool. See our Media Kit for all promotional material.

Will food and drink be provided? Yes, your helping shape the future of food tech and tackle food waste in Switzerland and we're here to make sure everything you need to carry that out is provided. 

Can I come with pre-formed ideas? No, code and apps created before the event is not accepted but please feel free to start thinking of ideas and sketching them out now. At the end of the day, there are prizes to be won and we want everyone to be given a fair chance.

What if I've never been to a hackathon before? Not a problem at all. Do you have a skill that you think would be of value to the hackathon and a passion to change the future of food tech? Then we'd love to have you, apply to attend now.

What if I want to sleep at home? Totally fine, we understand the comfort of your own bed and respect a good night sleep. Just be sure to let us know when you leave and we'll look forward to seeing your fresh face in the morning! 

How old do I have to be to attend? As we'll be serving alcohol during the event, we can only accept participants over the age of 16 as of the 28th of October 2016.

I want to join as a volunteer at Food Hack Geneva! You're awesome and we'd love to have your help. Get in contact with Camille and let her know. 

 

Who is Food Hack Geneva for? We're looking for team players who have a skill they can use to build tech solutions around tackling food waste. This includes developers and designer to build great apps but also business people who can advise on ideation, business model, pitching and more.

Does applying mean I'm guaranteed to join Food Hack Geneva? Unfortunately not. We only have enough space for 50 participants to attend therefore we ask you submit an application for us to review. We're looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project. Applicants will be selected so that there is an equal distribution of developers, designers and business people. 

Who own's the intellectual property created during the event? You retain full ownership of anything you build over the weekend. That's a promise we never intend on breaking. 

Should I even be sleeping? The hackathon culture promotes a lifestyle of non-stop work and sleep-deprived participants. We don't think this is very healthy and we'd strongly recommend getting some sleep over the 2 days, think power naps and working shifts, that way you're rested but still able to put maximum work behind your projects. 

What is a hackathon? Great question, have a read of this Hackathon Guide written by the FoodHack team.

 
 

Have more questions about the event ? Contact our friendly team and we'll get back to you within 24 hours or less.