Last year I was invited to Harvard University in Boston towork with their scanning electron microscope for my terra cibus fine art series. While there, I witnessed a vibrant and innovative food scene. As a result, I am not surprised that a group has come together to create an opportunity for game-changing paradigms by providing working space, networking and business insights for a select group of food and food tech startups in Boston’s South End.
The Food Loft is a space created by veteran cookbook publisher, Harvard Common Press--specifically by president Bruce Shaw and associate publisher Adam Salomone. In a recent article by Food + Tech Connection, Shaw and Salomone said “they created the space to combat the lack of resources – contacts, insights and funding – that they feel prohibits food and food tech entrepreneurs from achieving real success.” By creating a “coworking” environment they hope to foster great change.
This is merely one of the food start-ups that Shaw and Salomone have on the radar, and you can read more about their pioneering ideas in a Q & A format here: http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2013/09/20/boston-gets-a-co-working-space-for-food-startups/.