With the theme Investing in the Food Is Health Revolution, this invitation-only Forum will bring together 125 institutional investors representing billions of dollars of investment capital interested in collaboratively learning more about the investment opportunities that are being created at the nexus of food, agriculture, technology and health.
Over the course of the day, 12 companies representing solutions ranging from Regenerative Agriculture to Connected Health will present individually and then join in a roundtable discussion with their customers to answer investor questions in real time.
These presentations will showcase innovative agricultural and healthcare solution providers grouped across five systemic segments:
Equitable Solutions for Healthy Eating
Food Security in an Increasingly Insecure World
The Power of Biology
The Power of Data
Multiple S2G portfolio companies will be among the presenters, including AppHarvest, Benson Hill, Bioceres, Brightseed, GreenLight Biosciences, Growers Edge, NourishedRx, Sound Agriculture and Territory Foods.
Other presenting companies will include Bonumose, Bushel and Flywheel. Participating customers will include Hershey, Cargill, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Bryant Agricultural Enterprise.
“Transforming the global food system for the better can only be accomplished through increased innovation, education, collaboration and investment,” said Crusonia Founding Partner & Executive Producer Paul Noglows. “Crusonia Forum bridges the gap between doctors, growers, entrepreneurs, and investors and facilitates real change where it is needed most.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams will address the Forum to talk about his healthy eating initiatives and their alignment with Crusonia’s mission.
Other featured speakers include Nancy Roman, President of the Foundation for a Healthier America; and Michelle McMacken MD, FACP, DipABLM, Executive Director, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, Office of Ambulatory Care and Population Health, NYC Health + Hospitals. Together, they will address how their work is building an equitable model for health driven by diet and nutrition.
Kip Tom, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, will join Greg Doud, Vice President of Global Situational Awareness & Chief Economist, Aimpoint Research, and Former Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the rank of U.S. Ambassador, in a discussion of Global Food Security in an increasingly insecure world.
“What we are building with Crusonia is much more powerful than just a semiannual Forum. Crusonia’s mission is to educate the buy-side and mobilize the $500 billion of available investment present in the room today to capitalize on the $1T opportunity in nutrition and we are identifying a few select partners to collaboratively help us reach that goal,” said iSelect Fund CEO and Crusonia Co-Founder, Carter Williams.
All Forum participants are encouraged to collaboratively engage throughout the day to advance conversation, make meaningful connections and drive actionable results.
The Forum is co-hosted by S2G Ventures and iSelect Fund, along with supporting partners Cowen Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co and law firm Perkins Coie LLP and community partner Plant Powered Metro NY. The Forum emerges as an extension of the partners’ respective investment portfolios and expansion of thought leadership focused on the upstream decisions that create downstream innovation at the nexus of food, agriculture, technology and health.
Crusonia Forum NYC 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Nest Summit Campus of Climate Week NYC at the Javits Center
New York, NY