2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Matt Schwartz

CEO and Co-Founder



Matt Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of Afresh, is deeply committed to building a social impact company that improves human health and combats climate change while also keeping businesses profitable. Matt received an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and, prior to founding Afresh, gained deep experience at companies within the food industry, including The Production Board and Simple Mills. Through this work, he came to believe that improving the food system is our single best path to improving both human and environmental health. Since starting Afresh, Matt has led the company through monumental success, including the launch and growth of the world's first and only Fresh Operating System, which has prevented 6.9 million pounds of food waste to date.


Thursday, May 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Thomas Swain Room

Emerging Tech: Tackling Food Waste with Innovation (Presented in partnership with The Spoon)

Smart phones. Voice assistants. IoT. Technology has the power to change the world. What new technologies are being developed to fight food waste? And has a game-changing innovation already been invented? Co-hosted by ReFED and The Spoon, this Innovation Showcase will feature a slate of new and emerging food waste solutions – presented by the start-ups behind them – across sustainable supply chains and consumer categories. This session will consist of three short fireside chats moderated by Michael Wolf from The Spoon - one each for supply chain tech and consumer tech.

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