Female Founders to Watch: Food Focused

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are highlighting females who are combining food and tech!

By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

Here at Women 2.0 we LOVE food! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’ve decided to highlight some female founders to watch who are marrying their passion of food with tech. Whether you’re traveling, cooking dinner, or helping to prep the meals, you'll find founders here who will have something for you. Check this list to see more!

travelingspoonSteph Lawrence and Aashi Vel (Co-founders, Traveling Spoon)

Both Lawrence and Vel are passionate about food and their app is a reflection of that -authentically connecting people with cultures through food. Both are avid travelers, Vel has a design background and Lawrence is a marketing business background. Congrats again ladies for being the People's Choice Award winner at our PITCH LV 2013 competition!

merrillAmanda_HesserMerill Stubbs (Co-founder & CEO, Food52) & Amanda Hesser (Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, Food52)

Stubbs and Hesser cooked more than 1,400 recipes together, researching the entire NYTimes recipe archive. Food52 is “a website for people who love food.” The goal is to crowdsource great recipes, check out their app.

tracyTracy Lawrence (Co-founder & CEO, Chewse)

Tracy Lawrence raised over half a million dollars for Chewse, a B2B marketplace for group meals. She participated in 500 Startups Winter 2012 Accelerator and was awarded entrepreneur of the year. Follow her @chewishgirl.

audraAudra Pakalnyte (Founder, PlateCulture)

Similar to Traveling Spoon, PlateCulture "connects people who love cooking & hosting dinners with people who love eating authentic home cooked meals." Pakalnyte is a foodie herself who is obsessed with tea pots. Follow her @audrapakalnyte.

Who are we missing? Let us know in the comments below! Don't forget to check this list first! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jess headshotJessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog.