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Bunker Labs Minneapolis x Grow North MN - Feeding the Experience

  • Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall 1925 South 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55455 (map)

How the evolving desire for a stronger connection between products and services is impacting food production, delivery and experience.

This event is a part of Grow North's Thought Leaders in Food and Agriculture Series and sponsored by Land O'Lakes. This event is in association with our monthly Bunker Brews - our monthly meet-up or happy hour where the Bunker Labs community — veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike can network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more — creating a robust environment for growth and development.

This event's "Bunker Labs Minneapolis x Grow North MN - "How the evolving desire for a stronger connection between products and services is impacting food production, delivery and experience." will be hosted at UMN's Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall w/ Guest Speaker: Nick Taranto co-founder of Plated



About Nick Taranto: Nick Taranto is the co-founder of Founded in June 2012, Plated is on a mission to use data and technology to create a world where healthy, affordable and delicious food is available for everyone. Plated has raised over $75 million in venture capital and has shipped millions of meals across the U.S. Nick received his MPA and MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Dartmouth. He served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. Nick is a husband, co-founder, a father of two young daughters, and an Ironman triathlete.

This event is for you if...

1. You're just interested in meeting more like minded, action oriented entrepreneurs in a fun casual setting.
2. You are interested in getting involved in the food and agriculture entrepreneur community.
3. You're interested in learning more about companies being created by veterans in our community

About Bunker Labs Minneapolis:

Bunker Labs Minneapolis is a chapter of the national organization Bunker Labs ( a non-profit focused on inspiring, educating and connecting the next generation of military veteran entrepreneurs. 

About Grow North MN

Grow North is a resource and connection hub and ecosystem navigator to accelerate Minnesota's growing entrepreneur and innovation startup community. Through its website, education, mentorship, networking and connectivity programming as well as large scale events, Grow North enables the entire ecosystem to work faster and smarter together. Sign up for their newsletter at

About Land O'Lakes

Their four businesses give them a farm-to-fork view of agriculture. Pair this with their farmer ownership and they have uniquely qualified to fulfill the purpose of feeding human progress around the world, while always delivering on a responsibility to member-owners through their core values. 

At the heart of their identity is the idea of working together for the common good—today and for future generations. That’s why, each year, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donates a portion of its pretax profits to the Land O’Lakes Foundation. Through programs like Member Co-op Match, Matching Gifts to Education and the annual United Way campaign, the Foundation is fulfilling its mission to serve the many communities where their members and employees live and work. Land O'Lakes and the community are fighting hunger, supporting education and strengthening communities.