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Sharon Cittone

Sharon Cittone

Founder & CEO, Edible Planet Ventures
Sharon is a leading figure in the global food and agricultural innovation ecosystem, leveraging her extensive background in communications and business to drive positive change. Recognized as one of Forbes' most influential women shaping the future of food, she has dedicated over a decade to building connections and fostering collaboration across startups, corporations, investors, policymakers, institutions, and youth. At the heart of Sharon's philosophy is the belief in forging connections and catalyzing collaborative efforts to drive systemic change within food systems. In 2021, she founded Edible Planet Ventures, a platform aimed at convening industry leaders to address pressing challenges in the food system. Sharon's impact extends beyond entrepreneurship; she is actively engaged in various roles, including hosting the FoodTech Junkies Podcast and serving on boards such as the AgrifoodTech Italia Association and The Complementary Protein Alliance. In academia, Sharon contributes significantly as a member of the Faculty of the European Institute for Innovation and Sustainability Master program, specializing in agrifood and sustainability. She also shares her expertise as a mentor for initiatives like Rockstart Agrifood, Open Food Chain, 4WardVC and the FoodTech Accelerator, underscoring her status as a trusted authority in the field. Sharon also remains steadfast in her commitment to fostering opportunities for women as the Global Chair for Food Innovation for the G100, an organization promoting gender equality globally. Recognized for her dedication to driving innovation and inclusivity within the global agrifood landscape, Sharon has received prestigious accolades and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and media outlets. Her journey is marked by innovation, leadership, and a relentless commitment to transforming the global food system for the better
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