With guest panellists: Tessa Clarke, Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO; Tashia Tucker, CEO and Founder of Olombria; and Robert Montgomery, Managing Director & Co-founder, OxGAV

Our food system represents one of the most consumer-relevant pieces of the puzzle in addressing climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. In this session, we’ll deep dive into some of the changes already under way and take a look into the next wave of innovations entrepreneurs are developing. What can we understand about both entrepreneurial opportunity in this space and the future shape of our farming and eating lives?

Chaired by Ben Stafford, Founder and CEO of Regenerate.

Registration: 18:25-18:30
Panel talk: 18:30-20:00

Ticket booking is essential for the May series. Please note the last booking date for this event is 16:00 Tuesday 25 May 2021.


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Speaker bios

Tessa Clarke

Tessa Clarke, Co-founder & CEO of OLIO

Tessa is Co-founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be given away, not thrown away. OLIO has grown to over three million users in five years, and its impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted OLIO as a “beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded OLIO “Next European Unicorn”. Prior to OLIO Tessa had a 15 year corporate career as a digital Managing Director in the media, retail and financial services sectors, and she met her Co-founder Saasha whilst they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford University. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world, and about ‘profit with purpose’ as the next business paradigm.

Tashia Tucker

Tashia Tucker, CEO and Founder of Olombria

Tashia Tucker is the CEO and Founder of Olombria, an agricultural-tech startup based in London. She is an experienced bio-design researcher with a family background in farming and a passion for using bio-design to improve the outcomes of natural processes. Tashia has over ten years of experience in business development within the design industry, leading teams of engineers, designers and scientists. Early in her career, she worked for Pew Research, a ‘fact tank’ based in Washington, DC, that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. After completing her MS, she served as a senior research fellow with the Design Futures Lab and adjunct professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level students at Drexel University (Philadelphia). She then went on the receive her MRes degree from the Royal College of Art. Her research focused on bio-design, where she led interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and designers pursuing speculative research with a focus on novel processes, narratives, and aesthetics.

Robert Montgomery.

Robert Montgomery, Managing Director and Co-founder, OxGAV

Professor Robert A. Montgomery is a faculty member of the Department of Zoology and a Senior Research Fellow in the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. He is also the Co-founder and Managing Director of the World’s first ever Conservation Venture Studio. The OxGAV Conservation Venture Studio seeks to rapidly mobilise and commercialize novel technologies and process-oriented solutions addressing the most pressing environmental problems around the globe.

Ben Stafford.

Ben Stafford, Founder & CEO, Regenerate AM

Ben has focussed on sustainable private equity and venture capital investments across Europe and the UK over the past fourteen years. He has a successful and proven track record investing, managing and exiting European renewable energy businesses. He has a long history of successfully selecting and establishing new markets, while managing teams to deliver value through development and growth. Ben is an advocate for the natural environment and financing projects which drive change as well as excellent returns.

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