Event: Tech & Food; Lollipops, Cookbooks, Kitchen Incubators, and Buzz


About the Event

Disruptive Technologists Event: Tech & Food; Lollipops, Cookbooks, Kitchen Incubators and Buzz
Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm at AT&T AdWorks Lab 810 7th Ave, 19th Floor, New York, NY
$10.00/per person

This event was all about Food & Tech, from lollipops that help you lose weight, to texts that tell you when your table is ready, and personalized cookbooks and experiences of enterprising food tech entrepreneurs.


6:15 – 6:45 Registration, Networking and food!
6:45 – 8:30 Panel Discussion
8:30 – 10:00 Special Disruptive Members Happy Hour at our Disruptive bar


  • Andrea Horbitt, Founder of Sukitz and The Chickstarter: Fearless, fun, innovative, Andrea is an onward entrepreneur and model with a niche in brand development. Her skills have allowed her to create and sell several patents for apparel-related goods. Possessing the exceptional ability to identify unsatisfied consumer needs, Andrea created one of the most anticipated edible brands of the year; Sweet Science that debuted with their renowned line of SUKITZ pops. The unique pops provide the consumer with an alternative to unhealthy sweets – while serving as a means to boost energy and act as a diet-aid, a trend Andrea aims to keep consistency within the brand. She has also been a brand consultant to Celebrity Dead or Alive, Happy Hour, and many popular iPhone applications.
  • Warner Siebert, Co-Founder & CEO of BuzzTable, a mobile guest management for restaurants. He was recently awarded one of the top Under30CEO’s in the US (2012). Prior to BuzzTable, he co-founded Branded Evolution, a NYC-based sales, marketing, and business development firm that assisted early-stage technology companies transact with brands, agencies, and publishers. Before Branded Evolution, Warner was a Senior Sales & Marketing Executive at Clear Channel Communications where he focused on terrestrial radio and digital initiatives for local and national advertisers. He also spent five years working for a casual dining restaurant group based in the DC/MD/DE region.
  • Anna Curran, CEO of CookBook Create: Giving you the ability to organize recipes from family and friends, CookbookCreate.com helps you make your own full-color cookbook with lots of photos. No matter if you are designing a cookbook to preserve family recipes, making a thoughtful wedding gift, or publishing recipes from your blog, your personality will shine through in your print-on-demand cookbook. Once you’re ready to publish, your cookbook will be printed and shipped to your home.

“Just a wonderful event!” – Marc Raphael
“Great, learn a lot about keeping the passion and having a compelling drive to go further” -Micco Wu



  • Lauren Keyson

    Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Keyson Publishing. She is also the Founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Disruptive Technologists, Inc., and founder, writer, and publisher of DisruptiveTechnologists.com. This latest project incorporates published digital content for the web, newsletters, podcasts, quarterly events in partnership with Microsoft, webinars, Think Tank events & dinners with some of the most disruptive voices in technology today, as well as a large social media network on multiple platforms.

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