Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop

Please Join the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic for the Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop

June 27, 2016 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


The Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop is no longer accepting applicants


Have you created an innovative business or nonprofit that aims to reduce the amount of edible food being wasted in the U.S.? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School (FLPC) is hosting a one-day workshop to bring together a group of food recovery entrepreneurs from across the world to network and learn from one another and from experts. This workshop will immediately precede a larger two-day conference on food recovery, Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People.

Workshop participants will:
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  • Network with colleagues from across the nation and learn from one another
  • Discuss opportunities and barriers relating to food recovery
  • Gain inspiration from industry leaders, including Doug Rauch, Founder and President at Daily Table, and Jose B. Alvarez, former CEO of Stop & Shop and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School
  • Build a cohort of national food recovery entrepreneurs
  • Provide input on a policy agenda of reforms that could help to support increased innovation in this field

 Workshop Details: Meals and one night of accommodations in Cambridge will be provided to accepted applicants, as well as free admission to the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People conference (a $125 value) to be held on June 28-29, also at Harvard Law School. Admission to the Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop is free for all accepted applicants.

tomato-drawingWe welcome applications from all food recovery entrepreneurs, defined broadly to include nonprofits, businesses, and organizations innovating new strategies to reduce food waste and keep food in the food stream, including non-profit retail stores that sell surplus food at a discounted price, food recovery apps that connect businesses with surplus food to those who could use that food, organizations that rescue and distribute surplus foods, and other creative organizations working to reduce food waste. We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning April 1st, and advise interested businesses to apply early as space is limited. Admitted organizations will be notified no later than May 23rd.

Download a flyer for the workshop here.