Danielle Gould is the founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record for food tech and innovation. She works with companies of all sizes to understand how technology, collaboration, and innovative business and investment models can be used to create a food future that's better for people, profit, and planet.
In 2009, she started Food+Tech Connect to help people get the information and connections they need to re-engineer the food system. In 2010, she hosted the first food hackathon, and continues to work with game-changing companies like Applegate, Google, and Chipotle to build a community of innovators tackling big challenges. Most recently, she launched Food+Tech Ed, which offers online and in-person business courses for food entrepreneurs and those looking to advance their career.
Gould regularly speaks and consults on food, technology, and innovation, including presentations at The G8 Conference on Open Agricultural Data, SXSW, Menus of Change, Expo West and East, The Aspen Institute, Health Datapalooza, Edible Institute, CropLife America National Policy Conference, SOCAP, Internet Week, and Social Media Week. She is a founding member of the Culinary Institute of America's Business Leadership Council, a member of the Google Innovation Lab For Food Experiences, and a mentor for Accel Foods and Food-X. She is also a contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post. Her work has been featured prominently in the media, including in the New York Times, Fast Company, and the Guardian. Prior to FTC, Danielle worked in PR and business development at BrightFarm Systems (now BrightFarms).