Founder & CEO
Edible Planet Ventures
Sharon has been at the forefront of building and growing the global food and agtech ecosystem for the better part of a decade. Her work with start-ups, corporations, investors, policymakers, institutions, and youth landed her the title of one of Forbes’ most powerful women shaping the future of food.
Cittone believes in connecting the dots, creating opportunities and facilitating cooperation that
will lead to systemic change within the food system. This dedication to finding collaborative
solutions has become the backbone of her new endeavor. In 2021 Sharon founded Edible Planet
Ventures, a holistic platform that aims to reshape our food system by convening leading voices
and visionaries to collaborate and innovate around the most pressing challenges of today, and
Throughout her career, Sharon has built a network and established relationships with some of
the most prominent leaders and organizations in the sector. She currently sits on the Advisory
Board of the World Food Programme Italia, is a Founding Board Member of the AgriFood-Tech
Italia Association, is a Mentor for both Rockstart Agrifood and the FoodTech Accelerator, is
Global Chair for Food Innovation for the G100, and is often invited to speak and write on the
topic of Food Innovation worldwide.
Prior to launching her company, among other roles, Sharon served as the CCO for Seeds&Chips,
leading its growth with both the content development, planning and executing of the signature
event in Milan, and consulting on high-level corporate strategies, open innovation
methodologies, and expanding into new markets such as the US and ANZ.
The food industry, in all its aspects, has been under increasing pressure to up its sustainability efforts. The huge footprint of meat production, worldwide transportation of fresh produce,...
- Henry Gordon-Smith - CEA - Agritecture
- Christine Gould - Founder and CEO - Thought For Food
- Guy Galonska - CTO - infarm
- Sharon Cittone - Founder & CEO - Edible Planet Ventures
- Eva Teekens - CIO, reNature; Investment Manager, Meraki Impact - reNature
- Mariana Vasconcelos - Founder and CEO - Agrosmart
- Kirsten Coppoolse - COO - The New Fork
- Nadine Bongaerts - Senior Scientist Molecular Biology - Gourmey