The zeitgeist says CBD can be added to anything, but the reality is far more complex. In this talk, we'll discuss the challenges of incorporating CBD into high-quality food and beverage formats. We'll go over critical sources of variance in the CBD supply chain and how those inconsistencies can impact manufacturers and consumers alike.
We'll dive deep into the isolate vs. broad-spectrum debate and interrogate prevailing standards and definitions for each. If we do our job, attendees will leave with a realistic understanding of the quality and safety issues inherent to CBD that are still to be reckoned with.
CEO and Co-Founder
Justin Singer is the CEO and co-founder of Caliper Foods. Prior to forming Caliper Foods, Justin spent four years teaching innovation theory and high-growth entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, while also working as a product, strategy, and operations consultant to a variety of early-stage startups. He began his career as an investor with IA Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm investing in technology companies that create competitive advantage through big data.
Justin holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, a JD in telecommunications law from Columbia Law School, and a BBA in operations management from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Justin resides in Boulder with his wife, Elyse, his son, Calvin, and their beloved Goldendoodle, Riggins.
Director of R&D
Keith Woelfel is the research and development and supply director at Caliper Foods. Keith joined Caliper with 25 years of experience in the food industry in product development, quality and manufacturing. Keith worked at Mars, Incorporated for 20 years leading product development, managing everything from large-scale launches for billion dollar brands to health and nutrition incubator test markets.
Keith is often seen snacking with functional foods in one hand and a Snickers bar or M&M’s in the other. Keith holds several patents and has had the pleasure of bringing more than 50 new products to market.
Keith holds a BS in food science and an MS in analytical chemistry/food science from Rutgers University.
Keith and his wife, Claire, have twin girls, Siena and Hailey. In addition to their two wonderful daughters, they have a long-haired Dachshund (a.k.a “the prince”), Sampson, who is a tiny dog with a big heart and oversized charisma.
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