Empowering Minority Founders in a Food Revolution

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While Austin is a booming place for food technology and consumer packaged good (CPG) startups, the city has a historically bad track record on racial issues, institutional bias, segregation and under-representation. How can under-represented business founders in the natural CPG, mobile food vendor, food entrepreneur, and food growing space find resources and communities to build and collaborate with? Without intentional discussions on the systemic issues of inequity in our food and agricultural systems, and how to address them, old-boys-clubs will continue to invest in founders that look like them instead of better founders with better businesses.

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Joi Chevalier

The Cook's Nook

Tam Hawkins

Greater Austin Black Chamber Of Commerce

Edwin Marty

City of Austin

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