The second day of the DLD Innovation Festival kicked off at the Habima National Theater in the heart of Tel Aviv. Some of the world’s leading tech entrepreneurs have unveiled their fascinating paths and personal experiences. This would not have been possible without the original and original thinking on stage.
The first panel discussion, titled “Innovation Around the Globe,” explored how different ecosystems thrive. Moderator Jenma Bardi, Founder of the Volcano Summit (Guatemala) complemented the spirit of Tel Aviv.
“When you come here, it’s amazing, there’s a great culture in this startup country. When I first came to Israel, I went to the bathroom and the cleaners wanted to pitch the idea. For me, it was a great lesson that anyone can dream of if they have a foundation.”
Joanna Boquist, head of the Tel Aviv office of Vinnova, the Swedish innovation agency, explained that Vinnova has only two offices outside of its home country: San Francisco and Tel Aviv. She talked about collaborating with a large Swedish company and an Israeli start-up.
“We believe that innovative companies and processes are not enough. To be adequately prepared for the future, society as a whole must innovate.”
Founder and CEO of Tiko (Turkey), Sina Afra is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded over 20 companies. “It doesn’t matter how successful or wealthy you are if you don’t live in a good society,” he said. “Everyone has a responsibility to invest their time, money and hearts in making the world a better place. there is.”
“I am very interested in evolution and change, I am interested in meeting and connecting with creative people from different cultures. Maurizio Rossi, Founder and Vice Chairman of H-FARM and Talent House (Italy) said: “In this community of Israel, it’s a very competitive area, but the fact that people share and help each other fascinates me. That’s the Tel Aviv mentality.”
Over 70% of the most common illnesses we face today can be prevented with healthy nutrition.
The second panel was devoted to food technology and the future of food in a populated world and was moderated by Joanna Gordon, Director of the Global Agrifood Tech Alliance, France.
Didier Tubia, co-founder and CEO of Aleph Farms, an Israeli company that produces farmed meat, said:
“We need to think about how to make our food system more sustainable and more sustainable against shocks such as pandemics and wars. of food and agriculture to drive the transition of the food industry and ensure that quality products are available to all over time.”
Talking about the benefits of alternative food sources, Alon Cohen, CEO of Tastewise Technologies Ltd. Israel, said it is a data platform that helps the world’s largest food brands try and find out what consumers want. I’m here. Because at the root of it is not health.
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“You can’t approach people with income who can benefit from this trend. When people can’t afford food, they buy what they can afford, but when they have money, they care about their health.”
“About 70% or more of the most common diseases we face today can be prevented through healthy nutrition. How do we replace this in the future? It’s the key to how we can begin to address the needs of society,” said Steve Pewterman of Israel, CEO of Nourishment Vitality, a 360-degree health and wellness online platform that educates about stress, anxiety and stress-related health. said. concern.
“We as people, as eaters, have to start taking some responsibility for how we feed ourselves, our children and society. We have to start educating and start understanding how our bodies work.”
The panel also discussed the staggering 30% of all food that is wasted, the causes of this waste (“capitalism”), and ways to mitigate it. The strain on the global healthcare system is increasing.
Other participants on the panel were Ruben Maisols, food blogger and founder of Meatcurator Ltd. (Israel), and Stephane Zibi, COO of France’s Suppernova, an online platform for chef meal delivery.
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