Kitchen + Food Tech Event Opens Applications for Startup Competition

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Smart Kitchen Summit, the leading event and community focused on the future of food, cooking and the kitchen is announcing a brand-new startup competition along with its first round of speakers, sponsors and themes for its first-ever European event on June 12 in Dublin. SKS is a global event series that brings together powerhouse line-ups of startups, leaders and innovators across food, tech, design, commerce, appliances and housewares and first launched in the US in 2015.

The SKS Europe Startup Showcase is a brand-new startup competition for food tech and kitchen innovators and open to any early-stage startup across commerce, design, food tech, apps and appliances. The Startup Showcase will give selected companies the ability to demo their concept to top executives in food and kitchen industries as well as funders and press.

Speakers from across Europe and the UK will come together to discuss the evolution of the consumer meal journey with new cooking technologies emerging, the role of AI and IoT on the smart kitchen platform, the transformation of food retail & commerce, trends in kitchen appliances and much more.

Speakers at SKS EU include:

  • Stefan Hilgers, Inventor of Thermomix
  • Rohan Pradhan, SVP at Deliveroo
  • David Cronström, Strategy & Ecosystems at Electrolux
  • Thomas Mastrobuoni, CFO at Tyson Foods
  • Ben Harris, CEO at Drop
  • Robin Liss, Founder of Suvie
  • Nick Holzherr, CEO of Whisk

With leading companies including headline sponsor Electrolux and global food maker Barilla, SKS Europe will tackle issues around new hybrid business models for appliance makers, retailers and food product companies along with how technology is changing how we address food waste, dwindling resources and a growing world population.

Led by The Spoon founder and NextMarket Insights chief analyst Michael Wolf, SKS was founded to examine the ways that innovation is shifting the food, cooking and kitchen space and provide discussion, demonstrations and analysis from leaders around the world.

Tickets for SKS Europe, hosted at the famous Guinness Storehouse are on sale now.