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Founder and CEO of Branchfood AbdaFounder and CEO of Branchfood<div class="ExternalClassF25DB47D544E41EA84C1BF45CA9E348D"><p>Lauren Abda is the founder and CEO of Branchfood, the largest community of food entrepreneurs and start-ups in New England. She is also the co-founder at Branch Venture Group, an angel network for investment in early-stage food start-ups. Before founding Branchfood, Lauren consulted for food-tech businesses in Boston and San Francisco, worked as an analyst for Salt Venture Partners LLC (a venture capital firm focused on food start-ups), and wrote reports on international food safety development initiatives on behalf of the agriculture and commodities division at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She has a master's in food policy and applied nutrition from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and food science from the University of Vermont.</p><p> <em>Is the Future of Food and Circular Food Systems Found in Design? | 2:00 pm PST</em></p> </div>, Lauren AbdaGP0|#a7ce9cf6-89b5-46dc-964d-c23ef80a7061;L0|#0a7ce9cf6-89b5-46dc-964d-c23ef80a7061|Lauren Abda;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4c<div class="ExternalClass994E6BA5D47F40CA8235BD8F34C9EF00"><br></div><p>​</p>LaurenAbda

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