Startup Grind Beijing is back! In order to celebrate the return of Startup Grind in Beijing, we thought it would be good to dive straight into a great topic, namely FOOD and we will talk about the “Future of Food” with two experts in this area.
A good event without awesome food and drinks is usually just an average one, that is also why we have decided to pair up with the Hatchery, to offer our audience not just great insights about food and food in tech, but also an outstanding gourmet experience. So join us for great food, great topics and of course, great people.
Stew Johnsonis co-founder of theHatchery, not just a unique restaurant, but also a platform dedicated to supporting and growing China’s next generation of food entrepreneurs and concepts. As China’s first incubator dedicated to food and beverage, the Hatchery provides a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with consumers, investors, mentors, chefs and food experts — supporting new brands through the critical early stage of launching, testing and validating a business.
Stew founded his first company in education with Chinese partners and team in early 2012 (Alpha Partners Education) and second in food and beverage with a Kiwi partner and mixed team in 2015 (Hatchery), both in Beijing. He currently balances executive and co-founder roles at both companies, focused mainly on product, strategy and business development. He also has a keen interest in new web technologies, with existing and planned applications in both companies.
Stew在北京创立了两家公司，分别是于2012年与中国合伙人在教育领域成立了自己的第一家公司（Alpha Partners Education），于2015年与来自新西兰的合伙人在餐饮领域创立了第二家公司（Hatchery）。目前他在两家公司都担当着管理者和创始人的角色，主要集中在产品、战略和业务拓展方面。同时，Stew对新时代的网络技术也有着浓厚的兴趣，他的两家公司都有或者计划推出应用系统。
Having grown up in Singapore and earned Chinese, law and business degrees in the UK and China, he has been fortunate to build both a strong international network and a solid understanding of the business, political and cultural landscape in China.
About Leandro Rolon & DeFacto
LeandroRolon is the founder and CEO of DeFacto, a 3D Printing design and innovation company, headquartered in Beijing and one of China’s up and coming 3D Printing design brands. During his studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Leandro began 3D Printing and quickly emerged as an influential voice in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing industry. Today, Leandro and his partners are using 3D technologies to transform company’s product offerings and continuously exploring new methods to produce cutting edge designs.
Founded in 2015 by American Architect Leandro Rolon and Austrian Designer David Doepel,DeFacto(design factory) is a Beijing-based international 3D Printing Innovation Company that provides custom tailored design and fabrication services to well establish brands and startups around China. Aside from 3D design services, the company focuses heavily on 3D Printing R&D and has produced several innovations in the fields of Food, Fashion and Architecture. Recently the company was awardedthe Guinness World Record for the largest 3D Printed structure in the world and has showcased various edible sculptures around Beijing including the Venetian Winged Lion Sculpture at the Italian Embassy.
Defacto由美国建筑师Leandro Rolon和奥地利设计师David Doepel于2015年创立，是一家位于北京的国际3D打印创新公司，为中国的成熟品牌和创业公司提供定制设计和生产服务。除了3D设计服务，DeFacto也特别重视3D打印研发，已经在食品、时尚和建筑领域有多项创新项目。最近，DeFacto以完成世界上最大的3D打印实体建造打破了吉尼斯世界纪录，并且在北京展出多个可食用的雕塑，包括在意大利大使馆展出的威尼斯飞狮雕塑。
Future Food with DeFacto
DeFacto is obsessed with 3D technology and Food. During the company’s founding the partners developed a chocolate 3D Printer and began experimenting with methods to transform food. Today DeFacto has worked alongside various F&B brands around China and continues pushing the limits of food design. During this half-hour talk, Leandro Rolon, founder and CEO of DeFacto, will share some of the company’s latest projects and showcase some of the industry’s latest trends in Food 3D printing.
DeFacto将3D打印技术与食品相结合。在公司的创立期间，他们开发了一台巧克力3D打印机，并且进行了多种实验来用不同的方法改造食物。如今，DeFacto与不同的餐饮品牌合作，不断打破食品设计的常规。在DeFacto的创始人和CEO - Leandro Rolon与我们交流的半个小时里，他会跟我们分享他们的最新项目并向我们展示食品3D打印行业的最新趋势。
Event Info | 活动信息
语言：English for the interview, Chinese & English for networking
Time: November 30 (Wednesday), 2016, 6:00PM-9:30PM
地点 | Location: 北京市东城区东四九条88号(88 Dongsi 9th Alley) - a two minute walk from the Zhangzizhonglu subway station.
Agenda | 活动安排
6:00 pm 签到&茶歇（Hatchery神秘菜单）Sign-in, Welcome Drink & Hatchery Surprise
6:30 pm Leandro分享对食品行业3D打印的见解Insights by Leandro about DeFacto's latest projects and showcase some of the industry's latest trends in Food 3D printing
7:30pm 炉边访谈&问答Fireside Chat and Q&A with Stew Johnson about the future of food
8:30pm 自由讨论&社交环节Drinks, Food & Networking
CHEERS are kindly offering a free flow of wines during the event to help get those creative minds flowing.
Admission | 费用
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About Startup Grind | 关于Startup Grind
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and employees, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Startup Grind是一个教育、启发并连接企业家的全球性独立创业社区。通过举办活动、媒体传播以及与Google for Entrepreneurs等组织的合作，我们在全球85个国家、超过200个城市推动当地创业生态系统的进一步完善。每个月我们都会邀请到北京具有影响力的企业创始人、创新者、教育者以及投资人来参加我们的活动，和大家分享他们的个人故事以及他们在创业道路上所得到的经验和教训。从2010在硅谷创立，Startup Grind已经举办了2,000多次炉边谈话，成功帮助数以百万计的创业家与导师、合作伙伴、新雇员建立联系，找到投资资金和新用户。
Our Values | 我们的价值理念
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.