Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and world's largest community for good food innovation. Since 2010, Danielle has been the leading voice for harnessing technology, innovation, and new business models to create a better food future. From her in-depth interviews with startups and innovators to her events, online business courses, and consulting, she helps companies understand and capitalize on emerging business, tech, and investment trends.
In 2010, Danielle launched the first-ever food hackathon, bringing together people from the worlds of food, agriculture, health, technology, and design to rapidly prototype solutions to big food challenges. Since then, she has partnered with game-changing companies like Applegate, Google, and Chipotle to accelerate innovation and collaboration across the food industry.
Named one of The Most Innovative Women in Food & Wine by Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines, Danielle is a founding member of the Culinary Institute of America's Business Leadership Council, a member of the Google Innovation Lab for Food Experiences, and a mentor for Accel Foods & Food-X. She is also a contributor to Forbes and The Huffington Post on trends in the food and ag-tech industries. Prior to Food+Tech Connect, Danielle worked in PR and Business Development at BrightFarm Systems (now Brightfarms).