Food Innovation Panel & Networking Event

In partnership with Union Kitchen and TwentyTables

Food Innovation Panel

DC has become one of the most innovative food hubs in the country. From Sweetgreen to &pizza, many chefs and food innovators call DC home. In collaboration with Union Kitchen and TwentyTables, we are bringing some of the top executives in the DC startup food industry to talk, meet, and connect with up-and-coming GW food innovators.

This event will feature a short panel talk and guests will also get to interact with several DC food startups where they can view, sample food, network with the founders, and purchase products! The panel talk will be moderated by Lex McCusker, Director for Student Entrepreneurship Programs at the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.


4:30pm - 5:00pm: Event Check-In Opens

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Food Innovation Panel

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Networking + Mini-Food Fair

Food Innovation Panelists


TwentyTables is a platform that provides a sustainable way to budget every week for your lunches and dinners. TwentyTables offers $6 lunches -- benefiting you and restaurants alike. By lowering the cost of an out-of-home lunch to a fixed $6 from an average of over $11, TwentyTables not only provides convenient and affordable meals it empowers you to EAT OUT MORE OFTEN without increasing how much you spend each week. You can skip the grocery store and know a week of delicious restaurant lunches (and dinners!) awaits -- without blowing your budget and without the hard to avoid food waste typical of grocery purchases.

Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen is a Food Business Accelerator located in Washington DC. We build successful businesses that launch locally, grow regionally, and scale nationally. We operate a shared commercial kitchen space for our members to create products, stores to test and sell their products, and distribution to bring those products to stores throughout Washington, DC.

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