Founder - Sweden FoodTech
Johan Jörgensen is the founder of Sweden FoodTech (swedenfoodtech.com) a coaching and venture company focused on building the next generation food system entrepreneurs. He has more than 20 years of experience from being an entrepreneur and investor in the Internet sector, but converted to the future of food after being voted “venture capitalist of the year” in 2011 and subsequently was bombarded by irrelevant business ideas.
The fundamental change of the current food system is not a passion, it is an existential necessity that can only be solved by deploying massive amounts of innovation, plus a substantial dose of tech and entrepreneurship. Each year that is also showcased at Smaka på Stockholm, one of the world’s largest food festivals, where Jörgensen is a partner. In 2015 Jörgensen headed up the USA Pavilion innovation program on food and tech at Expo 2015 in Milan.
Currently he lives between Stockholm and London, spending an unfair amount of time in transit between events and meetings aimed at re-building the food sector. He is also partner of Smaka på Stockholm, one of the world’s largest food festivals.