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2020 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Canada-MN Conference Kickoff Conversation
Entrepreneur Education Day
Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day
Invite-Only Investor Summit
Minority Virtual Trade Show
Local Product Boxes from Chefs and Entrepreneurs of Color
15+ Grow North Speaker Sessions
Crash the Networks Happy Hour
COVID-Friendly In-Person events
Free FAI T-Shirt
PANELS. SPEAKERS. NETWORKING. TOURS. DEMO SHOWCASES. AND MORE!
FOOD | AG | IDEAS
Food | Ag | Ideas, led by Grow North and partners, is an annual multi-day series of speakers, events, tours, and demo showcases in Minneapolis to highlight innovative ideas, make connections across the sectors, invite leaders to join Minnesota's entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem and move our industry forward.
Join us this Winter!
Get excited! Food, Ag Ideas Week will be coming to you virtually in December! Thought leadership, networking, industry leading topics and more awaits you at this year's conference.
We will be kicking off with the Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day, a robust Education day that meets entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, and three full days of content spanning Food Systems, Agriculture, and CPG.
We are bringing together thought leaders from across Minnesota and the country to discuss innovative questions and opportunities facing the industry on topics such as food waste, soil health and regenerative agriculture, indigenous food systems, the future of farming, and more.
Each event is designed to give you a connection or follow up opportunity to stay engaged with the overall community or the group working on your interest.
New Ways to
Engage & Act
With the depth and breadth of our community, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals who touch and shape all aspects of the value chain.
By featuring different points of view that might not always agree, we showcase how the future of food and agriculture is multi-faceted and requires a new type of conversation with a diverse set of stakeholders.
"How to Navigate Twin Cities Startup Week: With nearly 200 events and more than 17,000 expected to attend, you're going to need a game plan."
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Ever wonder how your favorite local beer went from the field to the bottle? Do you dream about making your homemade product into a food business? Then check out the second annual Food Ag Ideas Week..."
WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT?
Food I Ag I Ideas Week and events are developed in collaboration with partners across the ecosystem to spotlight industry leaders and drive connectivity.
We believe cultivating and scaling new ideas is a team effort and so we bring together leaders, topics and perspectives from across the sectors.