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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Zoe Feldman

Date: 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT October 29 Location: Zoom

  • Zoe Feldman


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Zoe Feldman is the current Head of Corporate Development and New Ventures Director of the Chobani Incubator, a program began by Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, that supports companies taking on broken food systems to bring better food to more people. In addition to investment, the Incubator gives startups access to the Chobani network and expertise in order to scale up operations and achieve significant growth. As a member of the LGBT community, Zoe has placed a strong emphasis on diversity in the program and the cohort.

Prior to Chobani, Zoe spent five years working in venture capital, most recently as the Managing Director of two different funds focusing on the CPG F&B, sustainable agriculture/ag tech, and hospitality verticals. Prior to the VC world, Zoe spent eight years in a variety of roles at PepsiCo at their Global HQ in Purchase, NY. She has been working with industry entrepreneurs and seasoned executives alike for over a decade to democratize “better food for all.”

Zoe has an AB with Honors from Smith College, an MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and an MBA from NYU-Stern.

Links to 2019 press:


Fast Company

Taste Radio

Food Dive

Food Nav


Sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends. Since we can’t meet in person right now we will Venmo you $10 after the Lunch with a Leader for your next meal!