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Justin Kamine


Kamine Development Corporation

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Justin Kamine


Kamine Development Corporation

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Justin Kamine is a managing member of Kamine Development Corporation and has been at the forefront of sustainable technologies and investing in environmentally sensitive products. Justin is a member of the CREO – Cleantech Syndicate which comprises of 12 family offices focused on deploying over $1 billion into sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and energy efficiency technologies. Currently, Justin is on the Board of California Safe Soil, a patented food waste conversion company, the first investor and advisor to LoliWare (as seen on Shark Tank) the world’s first 100% biodegradable and edible material, investor/advisor to ZabCab a unique patented transportation app amongst other ventures such as KDC Solar, a $225 million solar development company, Aerofarms, a leader in LED indoor vertical farms and Emogi. Justin also serves as an advisor and mentor to many startups including the incubator program titled EntreprenYOURs. Justin believes in an open, honest and integrity driven approach to business and is focused on proving the theory that environmentally sustainable investments can provide better yields compared to conventional investments.

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Andrew Levy


KettleSpace

Andrew Levy


KettleSpace

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Andrew Levy formerly led marketing, sales, and strategy efforts for many of Twitter's largest advertisers across the company's mobile promotion suite. He oversaw multi-million dollar mobile & social marketing campaigns for the world's leading mobile apps, brands, and agencies, and informed internal mobile product strategy. He was an early employee at TapCommerce (acquired by Twitter for 9-figures), where he helped to build a globally distributed sales force and scale the company's revenue org.

Andrew was a founder of one of the largest entrepreneurial support platforms in New England and has managed or supported efforts at multiple startup accelerators including Betaspring and Techstars. He ran the University of Texas accelerator program and led consulting projects for IP-spinouts at the Austin Technology Incubator, where portfolio companies have raised in excess of $1 billion in investor capital and seen exits to companies like Home Depot, Qualcomm, IBM, Salesforce, etc.

Andrew is an active startup advisor and formerly operated growth consulting firm Redbud Strategies. Before entering the tech world, he was an equities trader for nearly 4 years. He enjoys reading, health & fitness, outdoor sports, hot sauce, and Texas.

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Jason Lloyd


Urban Palate Holding Company

Jason Lloyd


Urban Palate Holding Company

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Jason Lloyd is a mission driven NYC native with a lifelong love of food and music. Having grown up in a food family, Jason made the decision to leave the finance world in 2004 to enter food and beverage, eventually co-founding Cow & Clover in 2014, a farm to table restaurant and event space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After feeling unsatisfied by running operations of the business, he orchestrated a partnership that would allow him to step away from the grind of running a New York restaurant to focus on his passions of sustainable food justice and his own family.  

A believer that food is paramount to health and wellness, Jason has taught children in poor neighborhoods the importance of a healthy breakfast while also employing and teaching at risk youth culinary skills. An entrepreneur and food activist at heart, Jason was attracted to FoodFutureCo by the opportunity to work with fellow entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of food innovation, changing the way the world eats and where that food comes from.

In his free time Jason enjoys hosting cookouts on his rooftop for friends and family, weekends in Vermont, playing guitar, and an assortment of adventures around Brooklyn with his wife and children.

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Kathleen Murphy


Upside Travel

Kathleen Murphy


Upside Travel

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Murphy’s career has taken her all over the world. Kathleen Murphy brings 16 years of on-camera and Executive Producing experience for national networks to her work with authors, athletes, executives, entrepreneurs and CEO’s.

She traveled daily with the Tour de France race through the French countryside creating and reporting daily features and conducting cyclist interviews; lived in the canopy of the rain forest of Costa Rica; explored witchcraft and politics in Cuba; fly-fished the rivers of Montana and lived on a boat in Alaska king salmon waters, adopting a dog sledding team. Her co-hosting with Regis Philbin garnered her the New York Post’s vote to replace Kathie Lee Gifford.

Kathleen Murphy is an Amherst College graduate and has a graduate degree from Harvard University, Radcliffe College. She is a two-time New York City Marathon finisher and has read to the blind as a volunteer for twelve years.

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Tom Stevens


Stevens & Associates

Tom Stevens


Stevens & Associates

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Tom Stevens is principal of the law firm Stevens & Associates, a successor to the firm he founded in 1989. He is an English solicitor and an American attorney with a focus on finance, mergers and acquisitions, entity structuring and governance, tax planning, international transactions, and best practices analyses. He is an avid supporter of early entrepreneurs, providing mentoring through the firm's Startup Trebuchet Program. Tom makes regular presentations on entrepreneurship, angel and VC funding, and early-stage best practices at 1871, among Chicago's and the country's premier incubators, and serves on several boards, including Moneythink, The Experience Institute, and I-Go. 

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Lisa Chai


Bluemont Partners

Lisa Chai


Bluemont Partners

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Lisa has spent the majority of her career as an investor and advisor for both public and private equity markets in the consumer, internet and technology industries. At FFC, she is focused on working alongside the members of the Investment Committee and entrepreneurs to help create the next generation of differentiated and high growth CPG businesses that support the food ecosystem. Lisa is currently a Managing Partner of Bluemont Partners advising clients on M&A, capital raising activities, and financial management on various industry groups with a focus on early-stage ventures. Prior to Bluemont, Lisa was a Senior Vice President at Palisade Capital Management where she focused primarily on growth equity investments. Lisa also worked at a family-backed Private Equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts where she focused on evaluating investment opportunities, deal execution and portfolio management. Lisa is a member of Empire Angels and has participated as guest judge and speaker at various VC focused industry events promoting entrepreneurship.

When she is not pursuing her passions in wine, food and finance, she is very active in the non-profit sector where she is on various committees at Girls Write Now and GO Projects, a mentoring and tutoring organizations in NYC.