Lauren Jupiter

Managing Partner, AccelFoods

AccelFoods is a venture capital firm investing in consumer products. Lauren oversees deal origination, supervises financial strategy for the portfolio, as well as managing the daily financial operations and administration of the fund. Lauren co-founded the fund in 2014 with the intention of offering entrepreneurs a unique perspective and approachable capital to help them build their businesses. With 36 portfolio companies and growing, AccelFoods operates as a hands-on partner working with entrepreneurs to bring innovative, high-quality food and beverage products to the forefront of the industry and create the next generation of enduring brands.

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Trailblazers! – Expert Panel

Three emerging brands – start-ups focusing on food for babies or children – will present their innovations to a panel of experts live on stage for constructive feedback from a food/beverage CEO, a design and branding expert, and a leading product developer.