How do you make a smart city dumb? You leave it hungry.
Food. Can it get more essential? Apart from water and air, it’s what keeps us going. In the context of smart cities, in well developed countries throughout the western world we increasingly see technology pairing up with consumer trends. The results? New ways of interacting with, producing, selling and consuming food.
At this session in Oslo, four food founders shared their stories and perspectives on how they are contributing to shaping the future of food, all in different ways and from different angles. Here’s three future trends in food tech as discussed by Andy Chen and the panel:
Learn more about the startups and panelists:
Andy Chen, Weorder: Andy Chen, venture partner and angel investor, and today CEO of smart food startup Weorder, helps restaurants increase sales with mobile ordering. Weorder is a leading Nordic B2B eCommerce provider for the food and beverage (F&B) hospitality industry. They provide SaaS-based e-commerce products that enable mobile ordering, payment, and data-based CRM for restaurants/bars/cafes. You can read more about Weorder here.
Anniken Hoff Quirk, Too Good To Go
With a background in catering and event industry, Anniken has witnessed how much food is thrown. Now she works for Too Good To Go, a platform where restaurants can sell surplus food at a low price. Thanks to Too Good To Go, around 2500 servings of delicious food are saved every day and over 700 restaurant across the country have used the tool to reduce food waste. The food belongs in the stomach, not in the garbage. You can read more about TooGoodToGo here.
Carl Tengberg, Foodora:
Carl Tengberg has successfully led Foodora to grow to more than 600 employees in a few years before going global. Do we really need to say more about the pink bikes with the skilled cyclists who deliver food in good and bad weather? You can read more about Foodora here.
Silje Andersen, BySpire
Silje is the co-founder and Communications Director of Byspire, a food-tech startup that wants to redefine Norwegian agriculture by merging nature with tech. It’s green Norwegian innovation in practice. You can read more about Byspire here.