FFA2020 Day 1 Highlights: High Steaks in AgriFoodTech
Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of Future Food Asia. If you missed any of the panels or start-up pitches they are now available for replay on our platform. Here are the highlights of Day 1:
Our first day began with a bang – with a candid fireside chat between two friends Sunny Verghese and Ashok Vasudevan on entrepreneurship in the agrifood industry
“The food industry has to stop creating customers for the healthcare industry” – Ashok Vasudevan
Followed by an exciting panel discussion on nutrition in the plant based innovation featuring Dr. Ralph Graichen, Dr. Yukihiro Maru, Albert Tseng and Sonalie Figueiras
“In Japan, Kamaboko (cured surimi) companies mimick crab meat, which is very expensive. And the nutritional content is very good. If plant-based meat can mimick Kobe beef, they will have a very good market opportunity.” – Dr. Yukihiro Maru
And we ended the day with an exclusive discussion on Chinese consumer acceptance of cultured meat with Chloe Dempsey and Lisa Sweet.
“A history of eating meat analogues makes it tougher for brands in China trying to sell plant based meat 2.0” – Chloe Dempsey
Today we’ve heard from three of our FFA finalists – AgNext, Crowde and Marine Innovation.
AgNext (India): Provider of technology platform (“Qualix”) for rapid commodity assessment solutions along the commodity value chain
Crowde (Indonesia): Agriculture-focused fintech startup empowering farmers with technology and capital
Marine Innovation (South Korea): producer of seaweed-based bio-packaging using proprietary technology to replace single use plastic
Stay Tuned For….
A deep dive into animal health, the Asia’s two agricultural powerhouses (India and China), and tips on corporate governance, featuring :
A panel discussion on animal health in China
Pitches by three finalist startups striving to promote sustainability and productivity in animal farming and aquaculture.
A fireside chat on the art of building an start-up board of directors