Product Innovation & New Product Development Fundamentals

Presented in partnership with Mista

Wednesday, Apr 10

5:30PM - 7:30PM @ MISTA




Product Innovation & New Product Development Fundamentals

Innovation in the food industry is moving at a faster pace than ever before. However, delivering an optimized, innovative food product requires the right mix of agility, technical expertise, and capabilities to scale successfully. Companies both large and small grapple with these challenges. To be successful, companies need an ecosystem of partners with capabilities to optimize your ideas, products, people, and investments to solve their challenges.


Ali Bouzari – CoFounder & CSO, Pilot R&D
Nitika Dhamankar
– Director of Product Innovation, Kitchentown
Justin Kolbeck – CoFounder & CEO, Wild Type
Jennifer Tracy – Global Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Clean & Simple Ingredients, Ingredion
Melissa Woodside – Business Development & Sales, Naturex

Moderated by Scott May, Head of Mista

Presented in partnership with MISTA

MISTA helps startups and large organizations optimize ideas, products, people and investments as they work toward solving some of the world’s greatest challenges while also taking advantage of some of the greatest innovations and opportunities in the food and beverage industry.

On their own, no one company or organization can solve our biggest food challenges. MISTA is creating a multi- dimensional, hyper-connected ecosystem to bring ALL aspects of the food system together to address challenges the ENTIRE food system is experiencing.

All of this comes together at the MISTA Optimization Center (MOC), a state-of-the-art development lab and co-working space located in San Francisco

Visit for more info.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 5:30pm-7:30pm


MISTA, 438 Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110  – View Map


Members: $25.00; Non-Members: $35.00

Bites & Sips

Provided by Barr Necessities & Urban Remedy