We accelerate innovation for the
future of
Food

As one of the main thought leaders in the Nordic foodtech ecosystem, our team focuses on innovation programs and business development opportunities, sharing specific competencies and diverse backgrounds.

Meet the team

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JOHAN JORGENSEN

CO-FOUNDER
Johan Jorgensen has done Internet since it began and food-tech is his specialty. No, let’s call it passion. Or, rather, obsession. The food system must change and tech is the way forward. Don’t ask him about food-tech – he won’t stop talking…

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DANIELLA ILLERBRAND

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
Daniella comes from a long background of working and collaborating with chefs all over the world, from starting as a sommelier for Marcus Samuelsson in NYC to GM at Mathias Dahlgren, today she writes for one of sweden’s biggest food magazines, is children books author and our general expert in anything related to food and content.

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ANDERS SEWERIN

CO-FOUNDER
Anders has a resume the length of a river. Ex Unilever, Country Manager of Coca-Cola in Sweden, Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, founder of Cruyff Institute in Sweden, founder of The Power of Sport Foundation, and co-founder of the Smaka på Stockholm food festival.

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ALEX KOVBASKO

INNOVATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
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FEDERICO RONCA

INNOVATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
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JOHAN TURESSON

CO-FOUNDER
Johan Turesson has run 13 restaurants, one hotel and co-founded Smaka på Stockholm food festival. He has a totally un-matched network in the hospitality scene and is a fountain of ideas. He describes himself as being “lazy”. Don’t believe him.

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Erika Szentmartoni

Project Manager
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Raphaelle Cohen

Designer
Raphaëlle is a French-Canadian design and communication intern. After studying graphic design in Paris, she decided to continue her education journey in Stockholm, in the field of business and political sciences.

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Carolina Yang

Social Media Manager
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Julia van Geijt

Community Partnerships
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Jennifer Gilchrist

Community Partnerships
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The Story

Sweden Foodtech was formally founded in 2016 when several long-timers within food and food tech decided to join forces and build Sweden into one of the world’s leading hubs for food tech. Our sister company is Smaka Good Food Festival, one of the world’s largest food festivals and the prime yearly event for the Nordic food scene for the past 30 years. Since its inception, the founders and co-workers of Sweden Foodtech have taken it upon themselves to lead the discussion and development of the next gen food system in Sweden and beyond.

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What is FoodTech?

The current food system does not enable consumers to understand what it is they are eating, and how it affects their health and our planet. A couple of generations back we lost the connection between people and food, we moved into cities and we stopped being as engaged in food production anymore as we used to be. Moreover, the world population is exponentially growing, climate is changing and we need solutions to properly feed the next generations. That’s where foodtech comes in

 

Foodtech is the intersection of food and technology; the application and use of technology to improve agriculture and food production, supply chains, the distribution channels and ultimately consumption. Food innovation also involves the design and development of new products, the improvement or combination of existing food products, research into food trends and food management. These broad definitions cover a very wide field, from companies using science to improve the yields or composition of produce, to businesses working on reducing time to market and simplifying the supply chain, through to the online marketplaces, delivery services and in-house gadgets in the hands of the consumers.