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Startups & Apps

The Most Well-Funded Food and Beverage Startups in Each State

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups build new products. It’s the way of the world. Their innovative ideas, skilled teams, and eccentric founders look at industry trends and create something new that has never been conceived of before. However, when it comes to the food and beverage industry, startups…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Crowd Cow Lets Consumers Carve Up Beef They Want Most

By | May 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all heard the saying: you are what you eat. For food, this is clearly not a literal saying, but what we consume does contribute to our health and that is why quality is so important. This particularly true when it comes to meat,…

Startups & Apps

The Not Hotdog App from HBO’s Silicon Valley Is Real

By | May 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been touted as one of the funniest shows on TV right now. However, Bay Area entrepreneurs and startup founders are quick to point out that the show is remarkably accurate when it comes its portrayal of the tech world. Founder disputes,…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

[Re]Produce Wins UMaine Business Challenge

By | May 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

A company that wants to turn Maine farmers’ surplus into high-end locally sourced frozen food has won the sixth annual UMaine Business Challenge, held in Orono. Anita van Dam and Grace Burchard, both students at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, took home…

Tips & How To’s

3 Fun Ways to Boost Charitable Giving at Work

By | May 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has long been accepted that businesses have a moral obligation to contribute to charitable causes in their local community. It’s a matter of business decency, but also a great way to expand your business to a wider audience through positive social messaging. If you are…

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Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Forager Emerges From Stealth Mode to Improve the Local Food Movement

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

More than three years after leaving a high-profile job as co-founder and CEO of CashStar, David Stone last week unveiled his newest startup, Forager. Forager has developed a digital platform with the goal to facilitate more efficient relationships between farmers and the grocers who want to source…

Interviews

Austin

Lisa Fetterman on Kickstarter, Raising Capital & Couplepreneurs – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While only some people are good at cooking, almost everyone is good at eating. And because there are few things more uplifting than a high quality meal, going out to restaurants is a time honored tradition for foodies around the world, mostly because they…

Startups & Apps

10 Food Incubators That Are Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We all know that starting a business can be a rough-and-tumble experience, but getting into the food industry can be one of the most challenging of them all. Food entrepreneurs who want to stake a claim in the industry have to traverse through the…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Foods That Will Help You Sleep At Night

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In her book The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington discussed the ever-growing sleep deprivation crisis in our country and how the lack of a good night’s sleep is effecting healthy lifestyles, productivity at work, and even our personal relationships. While some people might turn to sleep technology to help…

Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Funding

Now You Can Even Crowdsource Your Next Steak Dinner

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Food tech startup Crowd Cow has today announced $2 million in seed funding that it will use to scale operations to a national audience. The Seattle-based startup uses a Kickstarter-like model to connect sustainable ranchers with consumers: Users can sign up to purchase the exact amount…

CES

Las Vegas

The Panasonic CIO Is the Small Oven the World Needs

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment or home without a microwave, you’ve likely asked yourself “now what am I going to eat?!” While food is always better for you when it’s cooked in an oven, using this massive home appliance takes up far too…

CES

Las Vegas

Hello Egg Bot Set to Automate Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

Announced late last year as a quirky bot sidekick for your kitchen, Hello Egg was more novelty than functionality. Initially, it was part traditional egg timer, part Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa, and part YouTube video machine with a tiny screen. However, today at CES, RnD64,…

Startups & Apps

Truffle Makes Restaurant Recommendations Personal For Once

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

While the Fourth of July and Christmas are holidays where food plays a starring role, there is only one holiday dedicated to feasting with the ones you love: Thanksgiving. With this special day right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the best…

Startups & Apps

DC

Get HUNGRY With the Freshest Meal Delivery App in the DC Area

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

Food is a popular startup niche: Travel site Skift recently picked the topic for their new vertical, while Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos are their most popular and enduring accomplishment. TIME even has an entire site dedicated to breakfast. And a big part of food startups…

Videos

Las Vegas

Kimbal Musk: Food Is the Next Big Thing [Video]

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

This article is brought to you in partnership with the 2016 Life Is Beautiful festival. Make sure to buy your tickets now. Twenty years ago an internet pioneer made a fortune for being on the cutting edge of a booming industry, and today he is…