Within Hungry Harvest, Stacy Carroll created “HarvestRX,” a farm to patient food access platform that supplies preventative health programs with affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables, delivered. To date Hungry Harvest has recovered and delivered 9 million pounds of surplus and cosmetically imperfect produce, while donating 700 thousand pounds to our hunger relief partners.
Logan Ashcraft is an Investment Manager at Centrica Ventures. She works with a global team to identify, evaluate, and invest in startups for Centrica's £100m innovation effort. Prior to Centrica, she developed the ag-tech investment strategy at Generate Capital and later built the Energy and Renewables program at Plenty, a vertical agriculture company backed by SoftBank.
Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is the Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown. Bee Downtown provides year-round employee engagement and leadership development programming facilitated through beehives that are installed and maintained on corporate campuses across the South East. The 26-year-old entrepreneur has been named a 2017 Southern Living Southerner of the Year, 2018 INC Magazine 30 Under 30 Rising Star, and was most recently named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Through her years of work feeding vulnerable populations, Jasmine saw a great opportunity for technology to solve a real problem: hunger. In January of 2017, she created Goodr, a tech enabled sustainable food waste management company with the goals to eliminate hunger and reduce food waste. Under Jasmine's direction Goodr has now diverted over one million pounds of food from landfill and serves clients including: Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport, NFL, The Georgia World Congress Center and more.
Elaine Qiu is a Ventures Analyst at Plug and Play (PnP) Ventures, focusing on early stage investment for Food-Tech and Agri-Tech. As a Ventures Analyst, Elaine has worked with teams from Tysons Food, Smithfield, DuPont, Taylor Farm, Mondelez, and other large corporations to find and implement frontier technologies. She works with the food entrepreneur communities internationally through PnP's operations in Asia and Europe.
Hailing from the sandy state of Florida, Christa has settled in Atlanta to develop community farms and programming for Greenleaf Management. She brings an innovative mindset to community engaged farming by focusing on the Greenleaf residents through food access and education. She has developed systems for the community farm programs that focus on piloting new systems and using a data driven approach to track success within multi-family residential farm accessibility.