On the season two finale of Meat + Three, we bring you the story of a major national food tech company that turned the lives of over five hundred people upside down.

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This October, the venture-capital funded food incubator, Pilotworks, abruptly shuttered, putting nearly 500 people’s livelihoods in jeopardy. This closure jeopardized the livelihood of over one hundred and seventy five businesses.

We decided to devote our full season finale to the crisis, and our team followed the story for over two months. What happened to the entrepreneurs who are affected by the shutdown? Did their businesses survive? How did the community mobilize and what does this cautionary tale mean for the future of food entrepreneurship?

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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