Month: May 2016

Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

May 10, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food-Tech, News, Nutrition

The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one where people are increasingly concerned about the kinds of foods they’re eating, their freshness, sustainability, healthiness, and other factors. And yet, we still crave the convenience that comes with pulling through the drive-thru at McDonald’s.

This has left a wide open space for innovation in the food startup space, which was the subject of an interesting panel this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016. Three founders of notable food startups joined us to share their insights on the state of the industry: Maple CEO co-founder and CEO Caleb Merkl, Sweetgreen co-founder and CEO Nicolas Jammet, and Blue Apron co-founder and CTO Ilia Papas. read full article