Summit Agenda 

 The agenda is subject to change and will be updated continuously with more details

Thursday | November 11

Agenda for Startups, Industry, Investor, Partners, & Audience Participants

Welcome Reception

@ UC Berkeley | 6pm - 8pm  

6:00 pm: Welcome drinks 
6:30 pm: Welcome speech & Company Introductions 
7:00 pm: Panel   
7:30 pm: Networking 
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Friday | November 12

Agenda for Startups, Industry, Investor, Partners, & Audience Participants

Nordic-US Food Summit Day

@ UC Berkeley | 9am - 6pm  

   
OPENING REMARKS
  • Opening remarks | Robert Strand, UC Berkeley  
  • Pitches of the 20 most promising Nordic Food & Ag Startups
  • Nordic Panel | Sweden FoodTech, Business Finland, Business Iceland, Business Sweden
LUNCH & NETWORKING

KEYNOTES & PANELS 
  • Oatly's success story  | Björn Öste - Founder, Oatly & Good Idea
  • Food system innovation | Will Rosenzweig - UC Berkeley 
  • Hiring across the Atlantic |The Hub, Berkeley Career Center
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • R&D & collab opportunities in the Nordics 
  • R&D & collab opportunities in Silicon Valley 
NETWORKING RECEPTION

Saturday | November 13

Separate ticket purchase open for all participants

Wine Tasting 

@ West Wines, Sonoma | 10am - 3pm  

  • Chartered bus from SF to West Wines
  • Wine Tasting & Food Pairing 
  • Lunch 
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Charted bus back to SF 

Sunday | November 14

Agenda for select Nordic Startups 

Participation for investors, industry, and sponsors will be based on availability given on a first come-first-serve basis. If interested, check the boxes for these events when finalizing your registration, or send us an email.

Sweet Farm Reception & Investor Panel

@ Sweet farm, Half Moon Bay 

 12 PM-4 PM

    • Chartered bus from SF to Sweet Farm 
    • Light welcome-snacks
    • Tour of the animal sanctuary and farm
    • Fireside chat on entering Silicon Valley as a Nordic startup
      • Nate Salpeter, Sweet Farm
      • TurtleTree Labs
      • Elemental Excelerator
    • Cocktails & bites

    Monday | November 15

    Agenda for select Nordic Startups 

    Participation for investors, industry, and sponsors will be based on availability given on a first come-first-serve basis. If interested, check the boxes for these events when finalizing your registration, or send us an email.

    UC Davis Venture Catalyst

    @ UC Davis

     12 PM-4 PM
      • Chartered bus from SF to UC Davis
      • Tour of Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
      • Fireside chat on developing food and biotech innovation in Northern California
      • Visit to local wetlab incubator for meet and greet/networking
      • Chartered bus back to SF
      * The format of the event will be adjusted depending on given Covid-19 restrictions