In this episode of Eating Matters, Jenna is joined by the founders of 3 food companies representing different aspects of the startup communities. Derek Denckla draws from his years of experience as an advisor in the business startup world to talk about the changing face of food tech startups. Ethan Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, shares his vision on future sustainability through meat alternatives. Chef Alex Sorenson of Blank Slate Kitchen discusses his transition from chef to entrepreneur.


“Now you go to bars, people don’t talk about I’m in a band, they talk about their startup.” [12:30]

–Derek Denckla on Eating Matters

“My approach is one of collaboration and trying to transition the system.” [30:30]

–Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat on Eating Matters