Supply Chain
Innovation Summit

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11.07.24 | Public | Free | Hybrid

2023 Rewind

Looking back on 1871's 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Summit.

2023 Sponsors

Summit breakdown

This event brings together 250+ startups, investors, corporate partners, investors, industry experts, and public attendees. 

Together, we’ll celebrate and continue industry innovation by bringing together all players in a business community for a full day of networking & custom supply chain-related programming.

should attend


Early-stage startups

Growth-stage startups

Late-stage Lab partners

Corporate innovators


Get to know our
Supply Chain Innovation Lab Cohort!

Our 2024 Supply Chain Innovation Lab cohort will be showcasing their products and pitching their startups at the Summit. Don’t miss connecting with these industry innovators & exploring emerging supply chain solutions!

View 2023 Supply Chain Lab cohort

2023 Summit Agenda

Location: 1871

Agenda for the day includes the following: breakfast, morning fireside chat breakout room workshops, networking lunch, expert panel, pitch showcases, startup booths + tech showcase, afternoon fireside chat, and happy hour.

Welcome breakfast

8:30 AM

Networking, coffee, and light breakfast.

Opening remarks

9:00 AM

Betsy Ziegler

1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler 

Morning fireside chat

9:30 AM

FoodTech Innovations from Lab to Plate

Hosted by 1871 CEO, Betsy Ziegler


Stephanie Izard, Executive Chef & CEO of This Little Goat

Karuna Rawal, Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Marketing Officer of Nature’s Fynd

Join us as these visionary founders delve into the profound influence of technological advancements across the entire food supply chain, from seed to plate. 

Supply Chain Panel

10:10 AM

Digital Revolution in Supply Chains: Currency Trends and Future Game- Changers

Moderated by Patty Riedl, Managing Director- North America Supply Chain & Operations Lead for Accenture


Adam Wisniewski, CEO of EX3 Labs

Antonio Orozco, CTO of Deacero

Reid Jackson, Vice President, Innovation & Partnerships of GS1

Michael Sachaj, Senior Principal of HPA

Supply Chain breakout rooms

11:10 AM

From Ideas to Impact: Fostering an Innovation Culture to Create Value


Alli Hofferica, Innovation Principal Director at Accenture

Data- Driven Supply Chains: Unleashing the Power of AI


Alex Castrounis, Founder & CEO of Why of AI

Sumeet Mahajan, Managing Director/Partner, NA Lead- Center for Advanced AI at Accenture

Smart Products, Smarter Supply Chains: The IoT Revolution


Paul Barsamian, Digital Innovation and Thought Leadership Principle Director at Accenture

Rethinking Supply Chains: Adapting to a Changing World


Teran Andes, Managing Director at Accenture

EJ Travella, Managing Director, Supply Chain & AI Sales Lead West at Accenture

How Emerging Technologies are Creating More Efficient and Resilient Supply Chains


Adam Wisniewski, CEO of EX3 Labs

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Boxed lunches to move around while you enjoy engaging with our community.

Supply Chain startup pitch showcases

Showcase 1

1:00 PM

Showcase 2

2:00 PM

Discover the best of 1871’s 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Lab cohort during the pitch showcases.

Brace yourself for a front row-seat to the spectacular winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab Pitch Competition. Get inspired as you hear how our ingenious founders are revolutionizing the supply chain realm and driving innovation with their supply chain-focused  solutions. 

Supply Chain
startup alley

3:00 PM

Step into the dynamic world of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab’s 2023 cohort, brought to life in an immersive and exhilarating trade show-like extravaganza we proudly call Startup Alley!

Engage with passionate founders, discover their cutting-edge technologies and businesses, and forge meaningful connections with these visionary minds who are crafting the very future of the industry. Don’t miss out on this riveting journey of industry discovery & networking!

Closing fireside chat

4:15 PM

Big Mac to Big Impact: Supply Chain Leadership

Hosted by 1871 CEO, Betsy Ziegler


Gail Crockett, Operations and Supply Chain Officer of Cleveland Avenue

Gain valuable insights as Gail shares her journey from overseeing Supply Chain Operations for the world’s largest restaurant chain to her current role, where she collaborates with numerous FoodTech startups to enhance their Supply Chain design, operations, and optimization. 

Closing remarks

4:50 PM

1871 sends everyone off with warm thanks for joining our celebration of  supply chain innovation.

Happy hour

5:00 PM

Enjoy a wind-down from a full day of programming & content.

Happy hour

5:00 PM

Enjoy a wind-down from a full day of programming & content.


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Supply Chain Innovation Lab

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