From online ordering to POS (point of sale) and CRM (customer relationship management) tools, startups are developing new technologies to help restaurants streamline operations and improve margins. Come network with the community and meet some these innovators at our Restaurant Tech Meetup on February 17. You’ll get an inside look at their business models, products, challenges and lessons learned. There will be snacks from Forkyoo and others, drinks from Woodward Extract Co. and more.

Present Your Startup:

Are you working on an innovative restaurant technology? We’re looking for one more presenter. Email nina[at]foodtechconnect[dot]com with more information about your company if you’re interested.

Restaurant Tech Meetup Details

  • Where: LMHQ in Manhattan
  • When: Tuesday, January 12 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
  • RSVP: Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP here.


  • 7:00 – 7:45: Networking + Snacks
  • 7:45 – 9:00: Presentations + Q&A
  • 9:00 – 9:30: More Networking

Confirmed Presenters:

chownowChris Webb, co-founder & CEO, ChowNow – ChowNow is the leading online ordering platform that specializes in branded mobile apps and a suite of marketing services for restaurants. Since 2011, ChowNow has built personalized ordering systems for more than 3,000 restaurants nationwide. ChowNow’s mission is dedicated to providing restaurants with the tools needed to compete in an increasingly technical world.

salidoShu Chowdhury, founder, SALIDO – SALIDOPowers The Future of Restaurant Operations. Using one interconnected system, SALIDO lets a restaurant focus on what drives its core business: the customer experience. We call this the restaurant operating system, rOS. The SALIDO team is passionate about creating a world-class system that puts power in the hands of restaurant owners, enabling them to run successful and profitable businesses. The SALIDO rOS empowers businesses to control, analyze and leverage their critical data.

vengaWinslow Bao Lord, co-founder & CMO, Venga – Since being founded in 2010, Venga has been helping restaurants better understand and engage with their guests. In 2013, Venga released its unique OpenTable and point-of-sale integration, developed with industry leaders like Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup. By connecting the dots between guests and their purchases, Venga unlocks the data restaurants have never been able to put to use and provides the tools to increase guest satisfaction and frequency.

Our Amazing Partners:

Presenting Partner

dine-marketDine Market is a powerful marketplace designed to enable the food service industry make better business decisions. We provide an efficient and transparent platform for restaurants and vendors to transact and interact. Dine Market offers tools to manage the operations of the businesses as well as strengthen relationships between buyers and suppliers. Our mission is to enable a collaborative and sustainable ecosystem by driving value to all participants in the network.

Supporting Partner

bluecartBlueCart is an app designed to strengthen the relationships between buyers and sellers in the hospitality space. Our app allows restaurants to place all their orders to all their suppliers in one click, and automatically organizes all those orders for suppliers on the other end.

Food Partners

forkyooForkyoo is an online marketplace that delivers chef-prepped meal kits directly from the best local restaurants.
woodward-extractsWoodward Extract Co. makes unique flavor extracts in small batches in Brooklyn, New York. The company launched in November 2015 with two initial flavors: Bourbon + Vanilla, made with fair trade vanilla beans and Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, and Bird’s Eye Chili, made with organic, fair trade chilies.

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