Impact: The Future of Food

Food is innovating faster than ever. Fueled by the hotbed of tech and the innovative spirit that define the Bay Area, San Francisco entrepreneurs are leading the charge. Meet the individuals behind the movement to discuss the future of food. An honest conversation about what’s on their minds, what’s next and the challenges they face in their drive to influence the current landscape of food culture technology.

Discussion topics will include: the future of plant-based lifestyles, convenience in the age of Amazon, mission-based brands, the role of data in the food industry, ‘wellness,’ and more.

This session will be live streaming from the Battery Facebook page here

Panelists: Miyoko Schinner, Paul Coletta, Anya Fernald , Bentley Hall, and Rebekah Moses.


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Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko Schinner, bestselling author, chef, entrepreneur, and animal sanctuary founder has dedicated 30+ years to affecting social change and sustainability.The founder and CEO of Miyoko’s, Schinner sparked the rise of the multi-million dollar plant-based cheese revolution redefining the categories of “cheese” and “butter” with complex flavors that have garnered multiple awards and the attention of The New York Times, Forbes, Food and Wine, and Good Morning America. WEBSITE


Paul Coletta

Paul Coletta is Chief Executive Officer at Urban Remedy, a plant-based organic food company that seeks to reimagine our industrialized food system and give consumers easy access to fresh and clean prepared meals. Mr. Coletta is a leader with over 25 years of experience building consumer lifestyle brands and high performing teams across a wide range of retail and consumer packaged goods industries. WEBSITE 


Anya Fernald

Anya Fernald is a sustainable food expert and the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo. She has appeared as a judge on the Food Network's Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. WEBSITE


Bentley Hall

Bentley is a driven entrepreneur who loves helping emerging, mission-driven brands scale. He is the CEO of Good Eggs and an investor and board member of three high-growth, early stage consumer companies. After spending time with Johnson & Johnson and Clif Bar, he joined the very early executive team at Plum Organics. In less than 7 years, Plum grew to become the largest organic baby & kids food co. in the US. In 2012, it was acquired for $250M by the Campbell Soup Co. WEBSITE



Rebekah Moses

Rebekah Moses leads impact strategy at Impossible Foods, a company addressing climate change and sustainable food futures through plant-based meat. Their flagship product “the Impossible Burger” removes the heavy lifting of giving up beef, empowering consumers to create a more scalable, planet-friendly food system. Driven by the possibility of preserving biodiversity through private sector solutions, she is a frequent commentator on scaling a food system to feed 10 billion consumers. WEBSITE