2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Jeremy Kaye

Co-Founder and CEO

The Spare Food Co.


Jeremy learned early in his career that business can be a powerful force for good in the world. Working with an inspired group of mavericks at Patagonia to create a new model for sustainable clothing and environmental stewardship made a deep imprint. His extensive experience leading global innovation initiatives for mission-driven organizations, from startups and foundations to Fortune 100s, shaped his conviction that transformational change happens when we connect big ideas to simple actions that shift awareness and inspire new behaviors.


Thursday, May 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: How to Leverage Catalytic Capital to Scale Impact

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

Identifying Necessary Innovation & Critical Funding Gaps

Catalytic capital — funding that is patient, flexible, and risk-tolerant — is critically important in sparking more traditional forms of capital into the food waste sector. Come learn about trends and gaps in food loss and waste investment,  how the ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund has deployed this type of capital to date, and how organizations are leveraging this type of funding. This session will include table discussions pinpointing areas for much-needed food waste reduction projects, initiatives, and innovation, as well as identifying funding gaps that need addressing and conclude with a share-out.

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