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FoodHack
Ambassadors

FoodHack Ambassadors are fostering local FoodTech communities around the globe,
 by hosting regular meetups in their cities.

Our Ambassadors love discovering new food innovation projects, connecting people and showcasing the best innovative ideas from their cities.

FoodHack
Ambassadors

FoodHack Ambassadors are fostering local FoodTech communities around the globe,
 by hosting regular meetups in their cities.

Our Ambassadors love discovering new food innovation projects, connecting people and showcasing the best innovative ideas from their cities.

FoodHack
Meetups

FoodHack Meetups are informal events that bring together local communities of FoodTech entrepreneurs around the world.

We know being an entrepreneurs can be a lonely road. That’s why we believe in creating welcoming spaces where FoodTech entrepreneurs and professionals can connect, and exchange with each other.

FoodHack
Meetups

FoodHack Meetups are informal events that bring together local communities of FoodTech entrepreneurs around the world.

We know being an entrepreneurs can be a lonely road. That’s why we believe in creating welcoming spaces where FoodTech entrepreneurs and professionals can connect, and exchange with each other.

How it works

Take part in the FoodHack Ambassador onboarding program and learn how to start, grow and lead your local entrepreneurial community.

Join the 2022 Cohort →

Applications open until 31st December 2021

Join a selected group of community leaders around the world.

Become an Ambassador

Building an engaged community is not an easy task, but we’ve got your back. New candidates will start with an online onboarding program where they'll learn how to start, grow and lead their own local entrepreneurial community.

FREE for FoodHack+ Members

$180 annual fee for non-members

individual price

contact us for entreprise and non-profit licenses

FREE

for FoodHack+ Members

$180

annual fee for non-members

individual price

ENTREPRISE

contact us for entreprise and non-profit licenses

Online Training Program (bi-weekly content dispatch)
Get Branded Assets for Your Chapter
Access Ressources & Templates
Join Ambassador Slack Channel
Get FoodHack+ Membership
Support from FoodHack HQ

Apply now →

Applications for the 2022 program are open until 31st December 2021

Foster a local foodtech community in your city

FAQs

FoodHack Meetups
What are FoodHack Meetups?

FoodHack Meetups are informal events that bring together your local community of food tech entrepreneurs and professionals over an evening of interesting talks and tasty food. 

We know that being an entrepreneur can be a lonely and tough road. But we also know that it helps to get together with like-minded people facing the same challenges, asking themselves the same questions or on a similar path. That’s why we set up FoodHack Meetups, a no-fuss, low commitment and friendly space where you can connect with other entrepreneurs and professionals in the food tech industry.


What does a FoodHack Meetup look like?

FoodHack Meetups follow the same recipe across all of our active locations. They always take place after working hours and are always free to attend. Participants are all encouraged to bring food and drinks to share into what feels like one giant potluck dinner. Typically, 2 to 3 relevant speakers are invited to share their experiences and stories through conferences and a panel and it always ends with a round of 30’sec audience pitches.

In complement to FoodHack traditional meetups, Ambassadors are encourage to organise regular get together for their community. Informal drinks in your favorite city’s spot works well.

Why do people attend FoodHack Meetups?
  • Networking: From past meetups we’ve seen attendees find their next co-founders, colleagues, partners, customers, investors, friends, mentors and everything in-between.

  • Feedback: Whether it’s to sample products or test business models - the meetups are a great way for entrepreneurs to collect product feedback and gain business advice.
  • Knowledge: From the experiences of relevant speakers to the exchange with other guests, learning is one the key reasons why people attend our meetups.
  • Belonging: For many first time entrepreneurs, undertaking a new business can be daunting and it helps
    to be surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community.
How much time does it take to organize one Meetup ?

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.

FoodHack Ambassadors
What are the key responsibilities of an Ambassador?

As a FoodHack Ambassador, you and your team will organize a minimum of 4 meetups per year in your city to foster your local food tech entrepreneur community. As an Ambassador you will also be responsible for: 

  • Finding 1 to 2 team members or volunteers to join your local meetup chapter. 
  • Finding a venue to host your meetups in. 
  • Organizing 4 meetups per year in your city (depending on your availability and demand from your local community). 
  • Finding and reaching out to relevant speakers to participate in your event.
  • Finding a photographer for your event (optional but recommended).
  • Publishing your event via our event publishing platform. 
  • Promoting your event online (offline optional) and sourcing participants to attend. 
  • All aspects of event logistics (i.e. from set up, to hosting and clean up) 

Securing local sponsors to cover costs of your meetup (optional but recommended)

What makes you a great candidate ?

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 your 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.

What are the key skills that make a great Ambassador?

Leading a FoodHack Chapter demands determination, drive and a range of skills. Previous event organisation experience is a big plus, flexibility and interpersonal skills are musts. 

Though don’t get put off if you don’t have it all, the responsibilities of hosting a meetup 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 meetups are only as great as the people you have in the room and it’s the marketers responsibility to make sure people hear about your event and get everyone excited to attend.

  • The host: Someone who’s full of personality and a natural entertainer,
    this person will make the attendees and speakers feel at home and at ease and
    is happy to be on stage hosting the event and getting the audience in the mood. 

Optional: As well as your core team, you’re also encouraged to find occasional volunteers from the community who can help out with set up and clean-up at the start and end of the event. You’d be surprised but it’s often the case that attendees are more than happy to help out - you just need to ask!

What are the benefits of becoming a FoodHack Ambassador?

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 tech 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.

Application & Onboarding
Is applying for a chapter first come first serve?

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.

Can I apply as a company or entity?

Yes. FoodHack Meetups chapters can be licensed to companies or non-profits.

What if I just want to join an existing team?

In that case, you must get in touch with emilie@foodhack.global

Do Ambassadors sign a license agreement?

Each Ambassadors signs a license agreement in order to represent the FoodHack brand and agrees that all content created as a result of a FoodHack Meetup remains a property of our company. The license agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable.

What are the cost of the license?

The FoodHack license cost: 

  • CHF 180 per year for non FoodHack+ member
  • Free of charge for FoodHack+ members
  • If you’re a registered company or a non-profit : get in touch with emilie@foodhack.global to discuss pricing
Can I hold a license for my entire country or multiple cities? 

No. FoodHack licenses are limited to one city.

Can there be more than one FoodHack chapter per city?

Nope. We stick with one team per city.

What if I would rather start my own events instead?

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.

Why do you ask for a video in your application?

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.

How long should my video be?

Use your best judgement :)

What happens after I submit my video?

If your application seems like a good fit, we will setup a video-call to get to know you and answer any of your questions.