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Last Community Table of the Semester April 11

I’d been hearing about Sonia Lo for a while. Her company FreshBox Farms had a booth at Babson Food Day last October, and she has spoken at food events around town. But I finally got to meet her and hear her speak when Cheryl Kiser and I were asked to co-create part of Museum of Science Boston’s Food Charrette last month.

Now, I’m thrilled to share that she will be our featured guest at next Tuesday’s Community Table, our last of the semester. Sonia has been an independent strategic advisor and angel investor for over ten years, raised over US$120m in financing and been an angel investor in 14 companies. She has lived in 16 countries and done business in 35. She speaks 7 languages.

While her role as CEO of FreshBox Farms in Millis, MA is the impetus for her attending Community Table, her way of talking about food, technology and investing links into much broader global contexts.

For Community Table attendees used to hearing from special guests on niche topics, Sonia’s visit will be a distinctive change of pace. Her experiences and work touch farming, food tech, pure tech, startup strategy, global markets, and investing.  Students interested in any of these fields should not miss this very special last Community Table of the semester.

Food Sol Community Table: Blank Center ground floor common workspace. 1:00-2:00 p.m. next Tuesday, April 11. Open to all, come-when-you-can, leave-when-you-need-to, no registration required.