FFA's Taste Tomorrow inaugural event, May 2021
Future Food Aotearoa (FFA) is a founders movement, formed in 2020 to accelerate the growth and impact of future food and foodtech businesses from New Zealand. Harnessing founders' collective knowledge and experiences, building off shared values and purpose.
Like any good garden, our food system requires thought, care and attention. We are committed to growing principled, healthy and high impact New Zealand future food and foodtech companies to sustainably feed the next generation across Asia and the Pacific rim.
Our SteerCo is comprised of founders and doers, who are passionate about impact and not being tied to historic business models.
Co-founder and co-Managing
Director of the Pure Food Co, a leading aged nutrition company in Aotearoa
One of New Zealand’s hospitality gurus and founder/ co-owner of various hospitality and consulting companies
Te Puoho Katene
A Stanford GSB Alum and Fulbright Scholar, Te Puoho (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Whātua) is Kaihautū of the Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust.
CEO and co-founder of Spring
Sheep Dairy, a leading new
dairying business model for New Zealand
Florence Van Dyke
Global Head of Sustainability, NZTE. Co-founder of Chia Sisters.
Managing Director of Almighty, a delicious drinks
company founded on organic and community principles
Founder of Boring Oat Milk, Aotearoa’s
‘unofficial Oat Queen’ since 2013
CEO and founder of Ārepa,
New Zealand’s leading natural brainfood technology company
Formerly Group Manager at
one of Aotearoa’s leading connectors of food, ag and tech verticals.
FFA Establishment Director
NZ Country Manager, Impossible Foods. Growth Partner NewFish and LILO.
FFA stories from Aotearoa & beyondJuly 6, 2022 ·"Aotearoa’s future in food" presented by FFA Chair Alex Worker Tēnā koutou, 您早上好, hola gente buen dia. My name is Alex Worker, Chair of Future Food Aotearoa and it's a pleasure to be in Rotorua together to explore our shared future in food. In opening the second day of NZIFST 2022, it's...April 19, 2022 ·[This opinion was first shared by Te Hono as an Iti-Nui insight, 16 Apr 2022] My grandfather was a grass scientist from Massey University under Dr McMeekan. My folks are Kiwi public servants. Many of my cousins are dairy farmers around Southland, and one a cricketer. My immediate family were...May 6, 2021 ·Two months on since our virtual launch and a lot of encouraging momentum already for the Future Food Aotearoa movement: - The Spinoff's Dietary Requirements podcast hosted steerco members Angus Brown (Ārepa Nootropics) and Sophie Gilmour (Delicious Business) for a 30 chat on FFA's aspiration...
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