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.
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:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.