The Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge offers F&B startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a jury of R&D experts, investors and major F&B industry company representatives. Watch this year's award ceremony here and find out more about the winners and finalists of the 5th edition of The Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge as presented during Fi Europe CONNECT 2020.
Angelique Cachia - Content & Digital Director, Fi Global
As Content & Digital Director for the food ingredients portfolio at Fi Global, Angelique develops content and digital strategies to position the Fi Global & Fi Europe brands as the preferred supplier of both in-person and online marketing services.
Julien Bonvallet - Brand Director, Fi Europe CONNECT
As Brand Director within the Fi Global Portfolio for Fi Europe, Hi Europe and Fi North America, Julien's overarching remit is to manage a group of brands and constituent products to meet the needs of our customer communities and markets.
Darko Jesic - Chief Operating Officer, Presans
Darko has a PhD in innovation management from the Paris-Dauphine University where he also gives lectures in Strategic Management. His field of expertise is managing Open Innovation strategies, R&D initiatives, collaborative tools that help companies to better satisfy the market needs through innovative products, processes and services.
Sandra Einerhand - Founder & Head, Einerhand Science & Innovation
Dr Einerhand runs a nutrition consultancy providing strategic and innovative solutions to infant formula, medical foods, and other food (ingredient) companies. She also is a partner of Nutrition Consultants Cooperative (NCC) and works on a freelance basis for Presans, a Paris-based service provider in high-end open innovation.