Technology promises to transform the restaurant industry. From talent management and personalization platforms to ghost kitchens and corporate catering marketplaces, startups are aiming to help restaurants improve operations and increase revenue. How do these technologies and new operational models work? What do they actually mean for restaurants?
Join us at What’s Next in Restaurant Tech at WeWork HQ for a deep dive into Zuul, Harri and HUNGRY's business models, technologies, challenges and lessons learned. You'll also be able to network with the community, demo cutting edge restaurant technologies and sample innovative food & beverages.
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6 - 7:30pm: Networking, tech demos and food and beverage sampling
7:30 - 9pm: Presentations + Q&A
9 - 9:30pm: Networking
Corey Mancione, Co-Founder & CEO, Zuul
Corey Manicone is founder and CEO of Zuul, a turnkey solution for well-known restaurant brands, allowing effortless growth and new market share through access to a network of delivery only shared kitchen establishments. You staff your kitchen to cook your product, Zuul will take care of the rest.
Sean Fitzgibbons, Co-Founder & COO, Zuul Kitchens
Sean worked in the food technology space, where he served as Director of Channel Growth with San Francisco based Zipongo, a digital nutrition platform that manages and reduces chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Today, Sean acts as COO of Zuul, where he leverages his knowledge of the food tech space and experience in strategic partnership development to design initiatives that drive growth and ensure restaurant brand success.
Luke Fryer, Founder & CEO, Harri
Luke developed Harri to solve the hospitality industry’s greatest challenges: finding, hiring and managing great talent. Harri is an entirely new kind of software platform for HR and operations: Workforce OS. Broad in scope, narrow in vertical focus and deep in rich, industry-specific functionality as a result. Harri consolidates up to 30 fragmented point solutions into single, elegant, mobile first enterprise platform and massively streamlines the chore of daily operational challenges faced by employees, line managers and executives alike.
Eman Pahlavani, Founder & COO, HUNGRY
In 2017 Eman founded HUNGRY, a DC based food-tech platform that connects independent chefs to offices for corporate catering. HUNGRY recently closed an $8 million dollar series A with backing from Motley Fool Ventures, Sands Capital, and Marcy Venture Partners (Jay-z's Venture fund). Today HUNGRY operates in 5 cities and will be in 20 cities by the end of 2020.