How to Build Food Communities Using Tech

Wednesday 19th October, 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury St, E1 5JL

Leading food community builders and a digital lifestyle investor meet to talk about the use of technology for community building in an exciting chain reaction discussion (each discussion participant will interview one other participant) followed by an interactive session with the audience.

Food bloggers are using technology enabled social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube for building communities, and technology is being used for creating entirely new community-based business models. Panelists provide their unique views to using technology for building food communities.

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THE SPEAKERS

Carmen Alfonso Rico

Associate, Felix Capital

Carmen is an Associate at Felix Capital, backing entrepreneurs who make customers happy in the digital lifestyle space. Prior to that, she worked as an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley for three years, where she advised the leading European financial institutions and corporates on their capital raising strategies. She moved to London in 2013, after co-founding a citizen journalism start-up in Spain.

Alex Shebar

London Community Director and Marketing Manager, Yelp

Alex is Yelp's first London Community Director and Marketing Manager. He is a former reporter turned Community Manager and legendary rock star, but without any of the money, fame or musical talent. This job often includes eating and drinking around the city, which is tough, but someone’s got to do it. He thinks he’s the man for the job.

Niki Webster

Founder & Food Blogger, Rebel Recipes

Niki is a freelance food consultant, recipe creator, food stylist, photographer and IIN health coach in training. Having had a successful career in digital & brand marketing within the food industry, she has now gone freelance to follow her foodie passion. Her award-winning food blog Rebel Recipes is where she shares her delicious but easy plant-based recipes.

Ilkka Salo

Co-founder and CEO, Trybe

Ilkka has a curious mind and is driven to improve people’s lives through technology. Ilkka loves food and was often frustrated by the difficulty in finding authentic dishes that would fit into his busy schedule. He believed that good quality, home-cooked meals should be available to everyone, everywhere. Trybe, an app for anyone to buy and sell home-cooked dishes, is the realisation of that vision.

Katie Roche

UK Communications, Food Assembly

Katie is Head of Content at The Food Assembly, a tech platform that enables people to start local food communities. Previously a journalist and media lecturer, she is passionate about sustainability, food and tech and how it all fits together.

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Wednesday 19th October, 19:00 PM to
21:00 PM

Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury St,

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