Meet our Speakers & Co-hosts! 

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Björn Öste 

Founder Oatly & Good Idea Drinks

Cecilia Lif

Trade Counselor at the Embassy of Sweden

William Rosenzweig

Faculty Co-Chair at Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business


Mats Andersson

Executive President the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce SF/SV

Jessica Connelly

Program Manager Business Sweden

Mike Lemcke

Associate Director Venture Catalyst, UC Davis

Robert Strand

Executive Director, The Nordic Center at UC Berkeley

Nate Salpeter

Ph.D., Co-founder, Sweet Farm Foundation, General Partner, SNØCAP


Carlos Atschul

CEO at N!ck's USA

Janine Elliot 

Associate Director & Venture Catalyst

Brian Frank

General Partner at FTW Ventures

Bruce German

Professor, Director of UC Davis Foods for Health Institute

Christopher Grahn

Partner & Head at US Nordic Minds, Adj. Professor at Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

Pia Kinhult

​​​​​​​Head of Host States Relations, ESS

Christian Malmberg

Senior Research and Project Manager Food at Lantmännen

Tommy Nylander

Co-founder at Northern Lights on Food Initiative
& Professor at Lund University

Peter Odemark 

Managing Partner at Gullspång Re:food

Rickard Oeste

​​​​​​​Professor at Lund University, Co-Founder Oatly & Founder Aventure


Director of Global Innovation & Partnerships at Berkeley SkyDeck

Marie Persson 

Project Manager for the
Swedish Food Strategy Coordination at The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Lauri Reuter 

Partner at Nordic FoodTech VC

Daniel Skaven Ruben

Head of Strategy & Special Projects at Stockeld Dreamery

Max Rye

Chief Strategist at TurtleTre

John Selep

President of AgTech Alliance & Angel Investor

Justin Siegel

Associate Professor & Director of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health

Ingi Björn 

CEO at Brum Funding

Kalyn Simon

Portfolio Manager at Elemental Excelerator

Andrea Tegstam

Director, International Practice & Executive Recruiter at Westwood & Wilshire

Susana C.M. Teixeira

SANS Instrument Scientist at University of Delaware &
Guest Researcher at the NIST Center for Neutron Research

Mona Vaupel

Chief People Officer at
​​​​​​​Too Good To Go

Analisa Winther

Host & Producer at
​​​​​​​Nordic FoodTech Podcast