The conference agenda also will include panel discussions with food industry leaders, conversations with successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and remarks from state and national government leaders.
Lou Cooperhouse, founder of RutgersX and director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, said each company offers an individualistic approach to its products that, he thinks, has great potential.
“We’re excited to present such a talented group of entrepreneurs as our first cohort of companies,” he said in a prepared statement. “They all offer unique and differentiated products with initial success in the marketplace and significant potential for growth.”
The presenting companies are:
- Brewla Bars
- Chia Star
- First Field
- Hot Sauce 4 Good
- Jalma Farms
- Jin Ja
- Megas Yeeros
The conference coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and has an attendance cost of $149 per person until Nov. 1, and $199 per person after Nov. 1.
For more information, visit x.rutgers.edu.