Author: Thomas Hagen


Meet Alfred WHY? How many human chefs can assemble 200 bowls an hour? Four Alfreds are that productive. This innovation from Dexai Robotics is described as “the next microwave.” Not intended to replace human chef, but simply assist his or her, Alfred can increase productivity 30 to 40 percent (and could possibly the perfect sous chef, because it will never talk back or come in...

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The Ghost Restaurant

Meet The Ghost Restaurant WHY? Despite its Halloweeny sounding name, it’s a venue that only exists for the purposes of food delivery, a rapidly-accelerating category. Less expensive than a traditional brick-and-mortar establishment, it provides chefs with a place to prepare food without added labor and overhead costs. Featured recently in Forbes, this food prep alternative will soon be paired with drones or autonomous delivery. Nothing creepy about that (except, perhaps, its impact on the...

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Meet Winnow WHY? Hotels and restaurants waste almost 280k tons of food yearly. Now a new technology-based system monitors and reports what gets trashed. Winnow, which is AI-powered, has saved hotels and restaurants “tons” of money, by reducing waste costs 3-8 percent. Just last year one Hilton hotel reported saving $65k by using Winnow! Watch the video here. Winnow Solutions – The most accurate and profitable way to reduce food waste in your...

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Cindy Gallop

Meet Cindy Gallop WHY? Cindy is a sex tech entrepreneur that’s using her online and consulting influence to break the walls surrounding online sexual content. As she sees it, people only classify internet content as; “pornography” and “no adult content.” But to her, this stigma is making sex (and even sex ed) into a taboo topic rather than a normal part of adult’s lives. That’s why her goal is to make her online blog, Make Love Not Porn, into the “Khan Academy of Sex” and destroy this internet wall....

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Meet Ohnut WHY? Few things are worse than painful sex. (Unless you’re into that, but we’re not touching that topic.) The creators of Ohnut set out to solve that. It acts as a buffer during sex and increases enjoyment for both partners (or just one if it’s used with a toy) to reduce pain. Plus, it’s backed by medical professionals!...

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