Hand selected community leaders, fostering local food ecosystems around the world.
By fostering online communities through Facebook and Instagram our ambassadors help founders, entrepreneurs and professionals across the industry stay connected to what's happening in their local ecosystem and connect them to the right people to further their business.
Looking for a distributor? Searching for a new talent for your team? Or maybe your trying to sell 20kg of Macedonia nuts last minute (It happens). The FoodHack city facebook groups are the perfect place to network and share updates with other food entrepreneurs in the area.
We know that being an entrepreneur can be a lonely road. That’s why we believe in creating a welcoming space where food entrepreneurs and professionals can connect and exchange with each other.
FoodHack Meetups can be hosted online or offline and are always free to attend. They are where early stage teams are formed, knowledge is passed down from speakers, partnerships are formed, feedback is shared and startups and products are discovered.
Establish yourself as a local leader and connect with businesses and entrepreneurs in your local community.
Get hands-on marketing, community development and event experience while expanding your professional network.
Cultivate meaningful relationships with like-minded people across the globe and benefit from our wide network.
We hand select talented community builders and change-seekers around the world who want to grow their local food ecosystem. Their mission? To represent FoodHack in their city, foster local food communities and highlight innovative people that contribute to changing our food industry, one idea at a time.
Leading a meetup chapter demands determination, drive and a range of skills. Previous community and/orevent organisation experience is a big plus, flexibility, Interest in food and foodtech and interpersonal skills are musts. Though don’t get put off if you don’t have it all, the responsibilities of running a chapter are shared across your local team and you can all bring different skills to the table.
Here are some of the traits that make up a winning team:
- The networker: Someone who’s locally well connected or isn’t afraid to send a cold email or LinkedIn request to a potential speaker, venue, partner or ask for the odd favor from their network.
- The organizer: This person values organization and processes above all, they like to preempt situations and plan accordingly - they’ll be critical to keeping the team on track, avoiding headaches and ensuring smooth operations.
- The marketer: Your community is only as great as the people you have in participating and it’s the marketers responsibility to make sure people hear about your cities activities and get everyone excited to participate.
- The host: Someone who’s full of personality and a natural entertainer, this person will kickstart conversations in a Facebook group and is a natural event host - making attendees and speakers feel at home and getting the audience in the mood.
It all starts with your why : why do you want to host meetups in your city? What’s your motivation? We typically find the best Ambassadors and the ones that gain the most from the role are those who have a clear why. Maybe you're active in the industry and want to establish yourself as a go to figure, maybe you’re working on your own food business and you want to stay ahead of all the latest trends and contacts or maybe you’re just interested in fostering your local community and supporting the entrepreneurs and stakeholders who are working towards a better future of food.
If you’re still uncertain on if an Ambassador role is right for you - feel free to share your why with us and we’ll let you know if it’s a good fit.
Realistically, each ambassador should expect to commit an average of 3 hours per week on the role. On average, organizing your first meetup takes around 48 hours, split across you and your team, with decreasing time commitment as you become more accustomed to it. That includes everything from setting the date of your event to publishing your event photos online.
Your main role will be to organize FoodHack meetups regularly in your region as well as fostering a local community of entrepreneurs online through your loca media.
As a minimum you and your team will organize 4 meetups / virtual events per year and manage your city’s Instagram page and Facebook group.- Finding 1 to 2 fellow co-Ambassadors to join your local meetup chapter.
Organizing meetups is a great way to quickly grow your professional network within your local ecosystem, stay on top of the latest industry trends in your area and improve your entrepreneurial and networking skills. More than that, by organizing meetups you’re providing entrepreneurs in your city with a safe space to get together and contribute to establishing a thriving environment for food entrepreneurship to grow in your city.
In addition, you’ll get access to the ressources put together by the FoodHack Headquarters, our internal Ambassador Slack Channel, early tickets for our Flagships events and invitations for our annual Ambassador get together.
FoodHack meetups are informal events that bring together your local community of food / tech entrepreneurs and professionals over an evening of talks and networking. FoodHack Meetups can be hosted online or offline and are always free to attend. They are where early stage teams are formed, knowledge is passed down from speakers, partnerships are formed, feedback is shared and startups and products are discovered.
You’re more than welcome to start your own event, we just ask that you do not use the “FoodHack” name or associate yourself with our brand.
No. FoodHack licenses are limited to one city.
Nope. We stick with one team per city.
Yes, each Ambassadors signs a license agreement in order to represent the FoodHack brand and agrees that all content created as a result of being a local Ambassador remain the property of FoodHack. The license agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable.
Use your best judgement :)
We found it’s the best way to get to know someone in a faraway place. If you already have co-Ambassadors with you or have a great venue in mind for your event, this is also the occasion to introduce them to us.
If your application seems like a good fit, we will set up a video-call to get to know you and answer any of your questions. We review applications regularly and you can expect an update within a few weeks. We are a small team at headquarter. Thank you for your patience!
No. FoodHack Meetups chapters are licensed to individuals only. Sometimes, a host’s company might support their employee (e.g.committing to long term sponsorship/venue/resources). But at the end of the day our official relationship is with the individual, and if that person leaves his/her current company, the chapter would remain with that person.
In that case, you must get in touch with them directly to see if there is an opening within their current team. In doubts, you can also apply directly here and we'll forward them your application.
No, not necessarily. However, we do recommend that you get your application in as soon as you can. If we find an Ambassador we really like, we’ll grant them the chapter.
After applying here, our team will get in touch by email in the following days. If the city you're interested in fits, you will receive your final application form and request for a video presentation.