Summit 2022 Agenda

The Nordic-US Food Summit 2021 was a great success. During the 3-day virtual event, there were 150+ unique attendees, 50+ speakers, 20+ partners and 21 selected Nordic companies from Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
Building upon the momentum of last year's event, we invite you to a comprehensive 4-day event in the San Francisco Bay area - the world's innovation center.

Comprehensive Pre-arrival Program

Preparing for a Successful US Market Entry

A pre-arrival package for all selected participating startups includes Small Group Pitch Coaching, 1:1 Pitch Coaching and a US Investor Climate as an International Company session.

The program is an official part of the event that runs during the month of October - helping companies prepare for and make the most out of their attendance at the summit.

November 1st: Site Visits and Networking

Site visits 
    Get immersed in a multi-dimensional innovation platform where leading experts, accelarators, incubators, abd integrators work together to unleash opportunities across the entire food system.​​​​​​​

Networking Opportunies
  • Investor Happy Hour with Gullspång Re:food

    Get to know Gullspång Re:food's enduring investments in entrepreneurs eager to solve structural problems in the food system.

  • Networking dinner at the Residence of the Honorary Consulate of Sweden in San Francisco

November 2nd: A Full Day at UC Davis

​​​​​​​Lunch at Plant Flower

Have a taste of California's 100% plant-based burgers, fries, and shakes that are disrupting the traditional fastfood game.

UC Davis Ecosystem & International Soft-Landing talk

Explore UC Davis Ecosystem and get prepared to soft-land in the US as an international brand.

UC Davis Tour 

Take a stroll around UC Davis' scenic campus. Get immersed in the breath-taking greeneries and modern facilities.

AgStart Tour

Visit Northern California-based accelelator for agriculture, food, and health entrepreneurs and get connected with investors.

​​​​​​​Investor & Industry Meetings
Networking Reception 

November 3rd: Nordic Talk & Panel Discussion

Opening Remarks with Will Rosenzweig
  • Will Rosenzweig, Faculty Advisor at the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas; Co-founder and Chair at Plant Futures

Panel #1| Work x Food: Alternate Governance Models in Food- & Agtech 

Discuss the movements in the alternate government space in agriculture with

  • Company 1
  • Company 2

Moderated by Lars Johansson, Founding Partner at Burks Johansson LLP and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Silicon Vikings

Keynote | Regenerative Agriculture: Enabling a Climate-Conscious Future of Food​​​​​​​

Discuss how farming and grazing practices can contribute to reversing climate changes with

    • Person 1

    • ​​​​​​​Person 2

    ​​​​​​​Moderated by Gabe Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Panel #2| Disruption in Plant-based Foods with
    Discuss current trends and innovations in the plant-based food game with
      • Company 1

      • Company 2

      ​​​​​​​Moderated by 

      Nordic Talk with Björn Oeste, Founder Oatly & Good Idea Drinks


      November 4th: Company Pitches & Keynote Discussion

      Keynote | Biosolutions in the Nordics and the US

      Discuss the rise of biotechnology in the US and how the Nordics can be part of this revolution

      Company Pitches - Batch 1

      Keynote | Future of Food with 
      • Björn Oeste, Founder Oatly & Good Idea Drinks

      Company Pitches - Batch 2
      • Comp 1

      • Comp 2

      • Comp 3

      • Comp 4

      • ​​​​​​​Comp 5

      • Comp 6

      ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Moderated by

      Fireside Chat​​​​​​​ | Scaling (Nordic) Food & Ag Businesses in the US

      Learn how to scale your food & ag businesses in the US with

      • Bakur Kvezereli, CEO at ZTractor

      Investor/Accelerator Panel


      • Therese Dalebrant, Head of Strategy at Gullspång Re:food

      Previous attendees of the 2021 Nordic-US Food Summit​​​​​​​