FoodHack is a community of food professionals, startups and entrepreneurs in Switzerland. We host regular events around food innovation and entrepreneurship and highlight exciting food startups and trends taking place.
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What is a Foodpreneurs Meetup ?
FoodHack’s Foodpreneurs Meetups provide an opportunity for the local food entrepreneur community to come together. During the meetups, guest are invited to bring food and/or drinks to share, and listen to our guest speakers from the food industry. The goal of which is to foster a community of food professionals that share, network, engage and learn with one another and to grow an active food ecosystem across Switzerland.
What is expected of an Ambassador ?
FoodHack Ambassadors commit to organizing 4 events per year in their city. As a rough guideline 1 event should takes our ambassadors an average the equivalent of 2 full days to host, from conception to cleaning. We recommend building a team of 2 to 3 As an ambassador, your responsibilities include but may not be limited to;
Setting dates for the meetups
Finding a suitable a venue
Sourcing relevant speakers
Finding and managing a photographer for the meetup
Sourcing drink sponsors for the meetup (optional)
Any logistics associated with organizing and hosting a meetup: liaise with venue, speakers, guests
Prepare presentation slides, setting up the venue and welcoming guests
Hosting the event
Cleaning of the venue after the meetup ends
How many ambassadors are there per city ?
We recommend a minimum of 2, max 3. This way the responsibilities or organizing a meetup are shared. We recommend appointing a city Lead who take charge of the other ambassadors and acts as the communication bridge with FoodHack core team.
WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME AN AMBASSADOR ?
FoodHack Ambassadors are typically individuals who have a career or interest in the food industry and see the value of bringing together food entrepreneurs in their city. Organizing FoodHack meetups enables you to quickly grow a professional network within the industry, become well-known and connected in your region. Additionally, FoodHack ambassadors frequently benefit from free or heavily discounted tickets to FoodHack and external third party events. Where relevant, we’re also happy to access our network to help you further projects that you may be working on.
As a FoodHack ambassador you are also mentioned :
On the event description of wherever your meetup is listed
(website, eventbrite, meetup, instagram, Facebook, etc.)
On the FoodHack team page under “Ambassadors”
Is there a criteria for thematic of the meetups ?
As a general, the criteria is that the thematic focuses on food innovation, entrepreneurship or sustainability, though we leave this to the interpretations of regional FoodHack Ambassadors to decide. Please note, not all meetups need to have a thematic to be successful and you can organize a meetup without a thematic if you prefer.
Are FoodHack Ambassadors paid ?
No, the Ambassador position is on a volunteer basis. If there are any expenses you incur out of pocket in regards to the organisation of a meetup, please do contact the FoodHack core team so that we can reimburse these.
Is it possible to highlight or promote my own activity through FoodHack channels?
Possibly. To avoid FoodHack becoming a promotional platform, we refrain from promoting content and activities which are not directly related to the events or our core mission. If you feel there’s something you’re working on like a piece of content or an outside event you’re hosting that could be of interest or value to the FoodHack audience, please do contact our core team to see if we can promote it through our channels. If you’d like to write an article for the FoodHack blog, we’d be happy to have your contribution and give all relevant recognition.