startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based startup accelerator powered by Tamkeen and anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD); and VentureSouq, a GCC-based venture capital firm, have announced the seventh annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium, which will take place virtually from March 22-23, 2022. Themed FoodTech For Thought, the two-day Symposium will cover timely and important topics of how to harness technology to address food security. Andrew Yip - Head of Technology and Innovation - Food, NEOM will be speaking.
startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan commented: “Globally, food is expected to grow to 56 percent by 2050, yet crop yields have declined 10-25 percent due to climate change. The GCC currently imports 85 percent of its food, and the population is expected to increase by over 12 million by 2030. Nutritious food is fundamental to human existence. Aligned with the UAE National Food Security Strategy 2051, this year, Angel Rising will convene the most credible changemakers, entrepreneurs, and investors worldwide exploring how secure access to food can produce wide-ranging positive impacts, including economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction.”