ProfileKim Bryden is the CEO & Founder of Cureate and Cureate Connect. For over 10 years, she has worked in the food and beverage industry from government to Fortune 500 retail management, to foodtech startup. Cureate provides services to emerging food and beverage business owners to assist with their growth and scaling initiatives. They have worked with emerging retail outlets like Glen's Garden Market; to nationally acclaimed food start-ups such as Beefsteak, a José Andrés concept; to developing and running a year-long educational curriculum for food entrepreneurs called School of Food. With an ever-present mission to create more interconnected, economically-vibrant communities, the team built Cureate Connect; an online platform that matches large businesses, name brands, and institutions with food and beverage entrepreneurs through new business opportunities in real estate, retail, wholesale, and events/catering. Follow Cureate @cureateco on Facebook and Instagram.