ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, TARGET
Greg Shewmaker is the Founder and CEO of Food+Future and also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Target, a Fortune 50 retailer in the US. Food+Future began as collaboration between Target, MIT, Intel and IDEO and now has grown to over 50 organizations and institutions around the globe. Together these organizations are creating new ventures that are pushing the boundaries of science, technology, business and design to better understand food and its impact on our planet, our communities and our bodies. As this collective understanding expands so too does Food+Future’s ability to introduce the most impactful solutions into the world.
Before founding Food+Future Greg started Tesco’s Accelerated Product in Hong Kong, he was the Chief Merchant for the #2 e-commerce company in the world, and after the company was sold for $5 billion USD he moved on and started two international companies built around
transparency. Greg also served in the US military.
One day Greg asked the questions “what’s in my food?” and “what’s it doing to me/my family?” When the search for answers simply led to more questions Greg decided to dedicate his life to understanding food and our food systems.
Millions of others have joined in on this journey and together, as the Food+Future community, they are working towards a goal of food security for everyone, everywhere.