FoodHack Updates: We're becoming a hub for food & drink entrepreneurs

FoodHack launched over a year ago now as a passion project by Camille Bossel and I. We started FoodHack by combining our technical skills from our agency along with our love for food & drive for sustainability. The early days of FoodHack took shape as a hackathon in Geneva to reduce food waste in Switzerland where we had 50 participants and over 25 cross sector partners partake.

But since the food hackathon we've tripled our mailing list and now 800+ people hungry for more. As we’ve slowly begun to re-introduce FoodHack this year in the form of offline meetups and online content, we’ve found something interesting.

FoodHack Dinner with Direct Coffee

We’re becoming a hub for food & drink preneurs.

Our community and events are growing and we’re seeing more food & drink entrepreneurs joining, be that startup founders, bloggers, business owners or skilled, passionate people who aspire to work on something meaningful.  We’re getting asked for more introductions, recommendations, resources and have  members looking for opportunities in food startups and vice versa.

We started FoodHack not knowing what the outcome would be, but right now, the future excites us.

Camille and I are both entrepreneurs at heart and love the idea of incorporating this part of our life into FoodHack whilst creating value for the ecosystem.

In order to keep this growing community engaged we plan to slowly introduce more support for the entrepreneurs in our network:

Interviews

We’ll begin a new series named: FoodHack Highlights. A monthly article where we highlight interesting foodpreneurs and drinkpreneurs of Switzerland.
— Read the first interview with the founders of Direct Coffee here

F.a.d.e Group

We’ve started the Facebook group ‘Food And Drink Entrepreneurs (F.A.D.E.)’ as a place for the community to develop their entrepreneurial ventures. 
— Are you a food & drink entrepreneur? If yes, then join the group and participate in the conversation!

 

FoodHack Meetups

August

August: We have a middle eastern cooking class with RCMA, the Geneva based association supporting Syrian refugees — Tickets here.

September

September: We’re hosting ‘Social Media For Food & Drink Entrepreneurs’ where we invite 3 social media influencers in the food & drinks field to share their story and secrets — Tickets here.

 

And Finally

FoodHack Hackathon

 

Hackathon Time

Hackathon

The second FoodHack Hackathon takes place at the end of October. This time we’ll source challenges from existing companies in Switzerland which participants will hack over the event.
Want to get your company involved and submit a challenge for teams to hack over the weekend? Drop me an email at team@foodhack.ch and I’d be happy to discuss.


That’s all the news for August, for those following our #LausanneCookieChallenge be sure to check back in a few days with the winning recipes. (Also a word of advice, don’t do a cookie challenge over summer, you will gain a few pounds 😉)

 

 

FoodHack is a volunteer led project launched by OneRoof.Agency. If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer at one of our next meetups or host a meetup of your own, please get in contact with us through team@foodhack.ch

Written by Arman Anaturk
Co-Founder at OneRoof.Agency, Vice-president at FoodHack, organiser of Product Tank Geneva/Lausanne. Find me eating food and travelling on Instagram, sharing stuff on Twitter and not sure what exactly on Linkedin.

 
OneRoof Team