2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Matt Schwartz

CEO and Co-Founder



Matt Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of Afresh, has a track record of building for-profit social impact companies that positively affect sustainability and human health. Matt received an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and prior to founding Afresh, gained hands-on experience at companies within the food industry, including The Production Board and Simple Mills. Since starting Afresh, the company has prevented more than 31 million pounds of food waste, grown to over 160 employees, and raised over $148 million in capital.


Wednesday, May 17th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

What Will it Tech? How to Avoid a Solvable Problem through Digital Innovations

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

We are living in the technological age and the opportunity in this area is vast — there are new products coming online, companies being built, and campaigns being launched that have the potential to drastically reduce wasted food while delivering a full menu of co-benefits to people and the planet. Explore a sampling of these innovations through a series of Pecha Kucha presentations followed by a Q&A discussion.  

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