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FoodHack NYC Meetup: Better for You and Functional Foods

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Join our meetup for entrepreneurs, professionals, investors and food enthusiasts to network and learn about how what you eat impacts your health, and what pioneers are doing about it!

Whether you're just starting your food business, looking to connect with startups to invest in or want to network with other like-minded professionals - this event is for you.

The event is free but registration is necessary.


Guest Speakers :

Zachary Azrael: Strategy, Planning, and Evaluation at The Pew Charitable Trusts

Zachary Azrael advises the environmental and domestic policy portfolios at The Pew Charitable Trusts on their planning and evaluative efforts as part of the Strategy team. In addition, Zach has held a breadth of positions across the food space, from the COO of an insect protein company to an agricultural consultant for the USDA to the host of a sustainable food podcast. Though varied, this work is all centered around helping to shape a healthier and more sustainable relationship between people and planet.

Emily Tayman: Head of Marketing at FUL Foods

Nicholas Naclerio: Founder & CEO at Mmmly

Nicholas is the founder and visionary leader overseeing product development, sales, and marketing at Mmmly, a nostalgic, good-for-you cookie brand. As a pastry chef at Michelin Star Restaurants with extensive GM/Ops experience in Food & Bev, he is dedicated to creating delicious cherished snacks with nutrient-rich benefits.

Mmmly’s vision is to be the enduring brand of choice, focused on redefining the standard for health-conscious staples to align with shifting consumer demand for snacks with no sacrifice on taste and health. The brand has proven traction with over 1.3 million cookies sold and ~$1M in sales since inception and has launched into 1k+ doors nationwide including Whole Foods, Sprouts, and many more.

To learn more, visit Mmmly's website at and to learn about current investment opportunities, visit their campaign on Wefunder at Please see for campaign disclosures.

Gail Mayer: MS, RD, CDN, DipACLM
Registered Dietitian, Lifestyle Medicine Program

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Gail Mayer is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with the Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals in Elmhurst. Gail is Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine, which is an approach to healthcare that focuses on evidence-based lifestyle change. In her role with the Lifestyle Medicine Program she conducts individual and group medical appointments to educate and empower patients to take control of their own health. Patients in the program revitalize their health as they learn how prevent, treat, and put chronic diseases into remission by leveraging the 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine, including plant-based nutrition.


Q&A: you will have the opportunity to ask questions to your local speakers.


Are you launching a new product? Are you looking for your next R&D expert or your next CEO? Are you looking for a job or an internship? Join our 30-second pitch session and share your business update with the audience (open to anyone).

Networking with Food & Drinks

Date: Tuesday, Feb 27th

Hour: 5:30-7:30pm

Language: English

Venue: IndieBio NY Office - 7 Penn Plaza, Floor 9


About the Organizer:

FoodHack is a community-driven platform that inspires, highlights and connects food entrepreneurs and innovators. With meetups across the globe, a weekly food industry newsletter, a membership program and an annual summit.

Must RESERVE in advance and please do let us know for cancellation

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About the Sponsor:

This event is sponsored by Mercury. Mercury lays the groundwork for ambitious companies to operate at their highest level with banking and credit cards engineered for the startup journey. With an intelligent bank account powering their operations, founders and finance teams can efficiently store, manage, and move their funds while driving smarter business decisions. And with access to the best investors, operators, founders, and resources, startups can better navigate the obstacles of company building. That’s why more than 100K startups choose Mercury.

*Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC.

IndieBio NY
7 Pennsylvania Plaza floor 9, New York, NY 10001, USA
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