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Every couple of weeks, we'll be featuring articles from our first two magazine issues, providing updates about what we are working on, staying up to date with all the achievements of our partners, sponsors and friends, as well as sharing the latest industry news and events to keep on your radar. Watch out for special behind-the-scenes peeks at our Jeffersonian Dinner series and the development of our next magazine issue. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have news to include. Enjoy!
Featured Article: Startup Spotlight


Food Entrepreneurs Find Continued Success

Whether they were newly hatched companies or enterprises needing a little help getting to the next level, competitors in the 2016 Food+City Challenge Prize are still going strong. We checked in with three of the Silver Prize winners to hear about their progress. Click the company names to get the full stories.
 
Agruppa saw the opportunity to pivot. While connecting mom-and-pop produce vendors in Columbia directly to suppliers, the company realized they needed to make an adjustment to be more effective. The Food Corridor partnered with food incubator and commissary kitchens to learn from the inside about shared food spaces. Meanwhile, Real Food Solutions and their nutrition bar created to ease nausea was acquired by Pink Stork Solutions.
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Tech and Food in Austin
Sonia Massari and Robyn Metcalfe at F+C's Rome Jeffersonian Dinner
Our second Jeffersonian Dinner on The Last Food Mile was held in Rome at the award-winning restaurant Romeo Chef & Baker. We are so grateful for our partners at Gustolab Institute. Stay tuned for more dinners and a recap of the discussions. Pictured (left to right): Sonia Massari, director of Gustolab, and Robyn Metcalfe, director of Food+City.
F+C director Robyn Metcalfe on a panel at General Assembly Austin
At the Tech and Food event hosted by General Assembly Austin, Nadia Chaudhury, editor of Eater Austin, moderated a great discussion. F+C's own Robyn Metcalfe and panelists from Favor and Dinner Elf talked about food-tech trends, like how tech can help fight food waste, and how really, really smart cities will integrate food logistics into city infrastructure. 
Upcoming Events:
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Seeds and Chips - May 8-11, Milan, Italy. We're so excited that several startups from the 2017 Food+City Challenge Prize will be attending this global food innovation summit. Evaptainers, Yarok Tech, Rise, and Origin Trail will all be there! Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit is dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world. If you can't make it to Milan, you can still follow the action on Twitter: Food+City, Seeds&Chips, Evaptainers, Yarok Tech, Rise, and Origin Trail are all good places to get updates.
Farm to Plate - May 10, Austin. The Food+City team is excited to attend and support Sustainable Food Center at its 10th annual Farm to Plate fundraiser, which features local food and beverages prepared by acclaimed Austin chefs. A few tickets are left: join us and buy yours today!
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NYC Food Book Fair - May 11-14, New York City. Food+City will be on hand for the Foodieodicles — "food + periodicals" — event at the fair, showcasing our magazine and visiting with food writers and readers. Stop by and say hello!
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