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    Ten hours.
    Fifty speakers.
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    Next-gen protein.

    proteinX@0.3xSymposium 2021

    3 days - 3.5 hours each - of fully immersive insights & networking

    With one unified conference spanning different tracks of programming, you’ll find more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before. Explore Keynotes, Featured Speakers, 1:1 Networking, startup exhibitions.

     

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    Attend our keynotes and select what session formats you’d like to join: virtual roundtables, groups and breakout room in the Sessions area.

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    Symposium Agenda

    - Jun. 08-10, 2021 -

    [Day 1-Nov-14-2020-01-12-20-85-AM] Tuesday

    Session 1

    08:30AM (PT)
    Welcome
    (+) Tommaso Di Bartolo, President at ProteinX Foundation, UC Berkeley Faculty, an entrepreneur with two exits, author, and startup investor
    In the first day of the ProteinX Symposium 2021, Tommaso will welcome bright and abundant thinkers from around the globe to shed light upon what concerns humankind in a food system that is no longer sustainable.
    08:40AM (PT)
    Opening Keynote
    (+) Michael P. Hoffmann. Professor Emeritus at Cornell University
    Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need. The global food system is facing intensifying threats from a rapidly changing climate. Telling this story through the foods we love and need is a wakeup call for action—we all eat. With this common ground it’s time to raise our voices, be courageous, and join forces along the entire food chain from farmer to consumer. It could be the transformation we need to tackle the greatest challenge of our time.
    09:00AM (PT)
    Panel Discussion
    (+) Moderator: Rosie Wardle. (+) Panelists: (1) Ron Shigeta; (2) Kai Brit Bechtold; (3) Vi Nguyen; (4) Christopher Kong
    The evidence and science-oriented logic that place non-animal proteins as a viable solution to ensure adequate global food supply while sustaining our planet.
    09:50AM (PT)
    Networking Lounge and Coffee Break
    Join our dynamic networking lounge, take a seat at a table and join the conversation
    Michael P. Hoffmann - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Michael P. Hoffmann

    Professor Emeritus, Cornell University
    Rosie Wardle  - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Rosie Wardle

    Co-founder and Partner at Synthesis Capital
    Dr. Kai-Brit Bechtold  - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Dr. Kai-Brit Bechtold

    Senior Consumer Research Scientist bei ProVeg International
    Ron Shigeta - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Ron Shigeta

    Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur in FoodTech & SynBio
    Vi Nguyen  - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Vi Nguyen

    Director, Research at Asia Research & Engagement (ARE)
    Christopher Kong - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Christopher Kong

    Co-Founder & Head of BD at Better Nature

    [Day 1-Nov-14-2020-01-12-20-85-AM] Tuesday

    Session 2

    10:00AM (PT)
    InnoChef Cooking Show
    Douglas McNish. Executive Vegan Chef - Entrepreneur - Consultant - Author - Educator - Activist - Father
    Doug was awarded the title of Best Chef in the City by Now Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario in 2017, putting him in league with many of the country’s best. After his various projects in Toronto found success, Doug expanded his brand into global markets, bringing his expertise to Europe, Australia and the United States, with plans to reach every continent. As a pioneer in the vegan movement, Doug’s work has helped make vegan cuisine go mainstream, devoting himself to his vocation and activism in the name of ethics, health and the environment.
    10:25AM (PT)
    Announcement
    ProteinX Foundation
    10:30AM (PT)
    Fireside chat
    How is food becoming the new medicine? Join a fireside chat with Naveen Jain, an entrepreneur, and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. Moderated by Tommaso Di Bartolo, President at ProteinX Foundation, an entrepreneur with 2 exits, UC Berkeley Faculty, Author, and Startup Investor
    Doug McNish - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Douglas McNish

    Executive Vegan Chef - Entrepreneur - Consultant - Author
    symposium speakers (19)

    Asma Mahmood

    Partner, Philanthropy and Donor Relations at ProteinX
    Naveen Jain - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Naveen Jain

    Founder & CEO at Viome | Serial Entrepreneur | Author | Philantropist
    Tommaso Di Bartolo - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Tommaso Di Bartolo

    Founding President at ProteinX Foundation

    [Day 1-Nov-14-2020-01-12-20-85-AM] Tuesday

    Session 3

    11:00AM (PT)
    Startup Expo
    When an entrepreneur meets a jury
    Watch three (3) presentations of startup founders in next-gen proteins, and double click on their business via questions followed by three (3) industry juries.
    11:30AM
    NETWORKING LOUNGE
    Fade out the symposium by taking a seat at a table in our lounge and create meaningful connections.
    12:00PM
    END of day 1
    Ayna Arora - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Ayna Arora

    Circular Ventures at ZX Ventures
    Rajni Aneja - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Rajni Aneja

    Managing Director, Cornell Institute for Food Systems
    Sören Werner - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Sören Werner

    Deputy Head Cell Cultivation Technique bei ZHAW Life
    Luis Angel Fernandez - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Luis Angel Fernandez

    Vice President Strategic Development Flavors
    Stijn Boeren - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Stijn Boeren

    Business Development Manager & Member of the Board of Directors
    Chenfeng Lu - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Chenfeng Lu

    Food Biotech Innovator | Entrepreneur
    John Pattison - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    John Pattison

    CEO and Co-founder at Cultured Decadence

    [Day two home] Wednesday

    Session 1

    08:30AM (PT)
    Welcome
    (+) Kara E. Leong, Assistant Director of Development Office of Research at UC Davis
    Kara Leong will open the second day of the 2021 ProteinX Symposium, followed by bright and abundant thinkers from around the globe to shed light upon what concerns humankind in a food system that is no longer sustainable.
    08:40AM (PT)
    Opening Keynote
    (+) David Block, Professor & Chair UC Davis
    Advanced food structuring processes that will drive the next generation of dairy and meat analogue products
    09:00AM (PT)
    Panel Discussion
    (+) Moderator: Jens Tuider. (+) Panelists: (1) David Welch. (2) Denis Chereau. (3) Josephine Wee. (4) Atze van der Goot
    Innovations and challenges in the science of fermentation and shear cell technology
    09:50AM (PT)
    NETWORKING LOUNGE AND COFFEE BREAK
    Join our dynamic networking lounge, take a seat at a table and join the conversation
    David Block - proteinx 2021 symposium

    David Block

    Professor and Chair at UC Davis
    Jens Tuider - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Jens Tuider

    International Director & Special Advisor to the CEO
    David Welch   - proteinx 2021 symposium

    David Welch

    Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder
    Denis CHEREAU - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Denis CHEREAU

    Chief Executive Officer
    Josephine Wee - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Josephine Wee

    Assistant Professor. Project lead in the Fungal Innovation Laboratory
    Atze Jan Van Der Goot  - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Atze Jan Van Der Goot

    Professor of Protein Structuring and Sustainability

    [Day two home] Wednesday

    Session 2

    10:00AM (PT)
    InnoChef Cooking Show
    Brian West
    Executive Chef Brian West graduated and started very young as a chef who worked his way up in kitchens run by Michelin-starred chefs in San Diego and the Bay Area. Chef Brian transitioned from famous restaurants to tech to run food programs with high-quality products and high-end dining experiences. He is the Global Manager of Food and beverage at Nvidia and Board Member at the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
    10:00AM (PT)
    InnoChef Cooking Show
    Jacob Anaya
    Chef Anaya brings with him more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Head of Culinary Operations at Nvidia in Santa Clara CA. Prior to that, Chef Anaya honed his culinary skills at noteworthy establishments including OTC Restaurant in Miami and Azul Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. During his tenure at Azul, the restaurant was one of only two establishments in Miami awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for 2013.
    10:25AM (PT)
    Announcement
    ProteinX Foundation
    10:30AM (PT)
    Academia Lab
    A moderated food research presentation from two (2) of the most renowned Universities in ag and food. Let us dive into scientifically meaningful, potentially transformative, innovation projects in next-gen proteins, new ingredients, and sustainable packaging
    Brian West  - proteinx symposium 2021

    Brian West

    Global Director of Food & Beverage at NVIDIA
    Jacob Anaya - proteinx symposium 2021

    Jacob Anaya

    Head of culinary operation at NVIDIA
    Nick Johnson - proteinx symposium 2021

    Nick Johnson

    BME PhD Student at UC Davis | UC Davis Alt Protein Project
    Kelly Chou - proteinx symposium 2021

    Kelly Chou

    Researcher at Alt Meat Lab at UC Berkeley
    Bryan Wong - proteinx symposium 2021

    Bryan Wong

    Undergraduate Food Researcher at the Alt: Meat X-Lab at UC,Berkeley
    Patrick Negulescu - proteinx symposium 2021

    Patrick Negulescu

    Chemical Engineering PhD student at UC Davis
    Justin Wong - symposium speakers 2021

    Justin R. Wong

    Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California

    [Day two home] Wednesday

    Session 3

    11:00AM (PT)
    Startup Expo
    When an entrepreneur meets a jury
    Watch four (4) presentations of startup founders in next-gen proteins, and double click on their business via questions followed by three (3) industry juries.
    11:45AM (PT)
    NETWORKING LOUNGE
    Fade out the symposium by taking a seat at a table in our lounge and create meaningful connections.
    12:00PM
    End of day 2
    Sujala Balaji - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Sujala Balaji

    Founder and CEO at Rainfed Foods
    Paige Omura - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Paige Omura

    VC Rhapsody Venture Partners | Deep Tech Strategy & Operations
    Alejandro Laplana Zabarain - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Alejandro Laplana Zabarain

    Founder and CEO at Shokworks, Inc
    Sebastian Dreher - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Sebastian Dreher

    Venture Manager US at DöhlerGroup
    Nicolas Morin-Forest - symposium speakers 2021

    Nicolas Morin-Forest

    Co-Founder & CEO at GOURMEY
    Max Jamilly - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Max Jamilly

    Co-Founder at Hoxton Farms
    Ranjan Patnaik - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Ranjan Patnaik

    Chief Technology Officer at Clara Foods
    Yuki Hanyu - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Yuki Hanyu

    CEO at Integriculture Inc.

    [Day three home] Thursday

    Session 1

    08:30AM (PT)
    Welcome
    (+) Rajni Aneja, Managing Director of the Cornell Institute for Food Systems in the Industry Partnership Program at Cornell University.
    Rajni Aneja will open the third day of the 2021 ProteinX Symposium, followed by bright and abundant thinkers from around the globe to shed light upon what concerns humankind in a food system that is no longer sustainable.
    08:40AM (PT)
    Opening Keynote
    (+) Max Rye, Chief Strategist at TurtleTree
    The path for cell-based food to lead us to ensure adequate global food supply to feed 10 billion people by 2050
    09:00AM (PT)
    Panel Discussion
    (+) Moderator: Jinesh Shah. (+) Panelists: (1) Yuguo ‘Leo’ Lei. (2) TBA. (3) TBA. (4) Mario Chin
    The science of cell-based food: new advancements that will drive this revolutionary food structuring process to change the way we eat and live over the next years. Moderated by Jinesh, a 4 x Alt Protein Founder, 1 x Angel Investor & YCombinator Alum on a life mission to accelerate the alternative protein & materials industry.
    09:50AM (PT)
    NETWORKING LOUNGE AND COFFEE BREAK
    Join our dynamic networking lounge, take a seat at a table and join the conversation
    Vanessa Castagna - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Vanessa Castagna

    Scientific Affairs Liaison at TurtleTree
    Jinesh Shah - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Jinesh Shah

    Principal at Bright Green Ventures
    Ahmed Khan - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Ahmed Khan

    Founder & Editor at CellAgri | Entrepreneur | Venture Scout
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    Yuguo (Leo) Lei

    Professor, cell and tissue biomanufacturing, cell therapy, 3D cell culture, cell culture meat
    Mario PS Chin PhD - proteinx 2021 symposium

    Mario PS Chin PhD

    Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer at Avant Meats
    Keith Baar - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Keith Baar

    Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at UC Davis

    [Day three home] Thursday

    Session 2

    10:00AM (PT)
    InnoChef Cooking Show
    Einav Gefen. Corporate Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions, North America
    A national leader in Food service and retail foods, with vast experience in CPG, Go to Market activation, and strategic thinking on how to define and drive culinary innovations and portfolios. An expert in world cuisines with extensive understanding of ingredients and flavors. A natural people's person with a proven track of building capabilities both locally and globally via driving collaboration and teamwork. Passionate about people, food, and making the world a better place - one meal at a time.
    10:25AM
    Announcement
    ProteinX Foundation
    10:30AM (PT)
    Startup Expo
    When an entrepreneurs meets juries
    Watch three (3) presentations of startup founders in next-gen proteins, and double click on their business via questions followed by three (3) industry juries. Moderated by Albrecht Wolfmeyer, head of ProVeg Incubator is the world’s leading Incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups. Our 40+ alumni startups come from all over the world and have now raised over €30 million and launched more than 40 products.
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    Einav Gefen

    Corporate Executive Chef
    Albrecht Wolfmeyer - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Albrecht Wolfmeyer

    International & National Head at ProVeg Incubator
    Eric Ipavec - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Eric Ipavec

    former Danone VP & CEO, IPA Business Partner
    Olga Yermolenko - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Olga Yermolenko

    Family Office Advisor | Startup Mentor | Venture Scout
    Andrew D Ive - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Andrew D Ive

    Founder / Managing General Partner Big Idea Ventures
     Miguel Neumann - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Miguel Neumann

    Chief Financial Officer at Kernel Mycofoods
    symposium speakers (11)

    Jasmin Ravid

    Co-founder and CEO of Kinoko-Tech
    Tasneem Karodia - proteinx symposium speakers 2021

    Tasneem Karodia

    CFO Mzansi Meat | Ex-Bain

    [Day three home] Thursday

    Session 3

    11:15AM (PT)
    Awards Ceremony
    ProteinX Foundation
    Watch three (3) presentations of startup founders in next-gen proteins, and double click on their business via questions followed by three (3) industry juries.
    11:30AM (PT)
    NETWORKING LOUNGE AND COFFEE BREAK
    Join our dynamic networking lounge, take a seat at a table and join the conversation
    12:00PM (PT)
    End of day 3
     

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