FUTURE OF FOOD
Steve Fredette is President and co-founder of Toast, where he leads product and innovation initiatives. Prior to Toast, he worked on mobile app development before the iPhone came out, creating the first Flickr and Shoebuy.com apps. At Endeca, now Oracle, he co-founded their mobile commerce business, building the product team and driving sales, marketing, and services to over $10 million in revenue in two years. He also ran the Special Operations team at Endeca, creating new prototypes for various customer and business needs, including Endeca’s business intelligence platform. Steve holds a BS degree from MIT.
Usman is currently Senior Manager of Business and Corporate Development at DoorDash, where he works on strategic partnerships and evaluating M&A opportunities for the company. Prior to his role at DoorDash, Usman co-founded OwnersCircle, a YC-backed fin-tech marketplace that connected owners of cash-flowing small businesses with accredited investors for the purpose of facilitating private placements. Usman began his career in strategy consulting, working in Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice in New York. Usman holds a B.A. Economics, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Julia is the engine behind Bowery’s marketing and sales operations. She started her career in brand management at PepsiCo, and has spent time at venture-backed startups working to improve emergency response technology and home delivery of prescription drugs. Before Bowery, Julia was a consultant at McKinsey & Co, where she focused on capability building and lean transformation of marketing and sales organizations at consumer and technology companies.
Jan Schnorr is Chief Executive Officer of C2Sense. Previously, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Swager laboratory (Department of Chemistry at MIT), and also completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at MIT. During this time, he has worked on functionalized carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube based chemical sensors. He has published 13 peer-reviewed papers with a total of over 300 citations. He is co-inventor on 6 patents/patent applications including C2Sense’s ethylene sensing and rapid prototyping technology.
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Steve has been in Sales & Marketing his entire career, starting in CPG with Pepsico/Frito Lay and most recently in medical device with Medtronic. Before school, he worked as a field hand on an organic vegetable farm and is focused on transitioning conventional agriculture formats to more sustainable and ecologically reinforcing growing systems. Aside from his leadership with the Food, Agriculture & Water Club, he is also Co-Captain of the HBS B-School Blades ice hockey team.