KANSAS CITY — Discover what’s new and what’s next in the food and beverage marketplace at the Food Entrepreneur Experience on April 28.

During the free digital event, participants will interact with entrepreneurs and thought leaders driving disruption throughout the industry. The event includes two separate hour-long sessions. The first hour features thought-provoking presentations by James F. Richardson, PhD, the founder of Premium Growth Solutions and author of “Ramping Your Brand: How to Ride the Killer CPG Growth Curve”; Wayne Wu, general partner at VMG Partners and co-host of the “Unfinished Biz” podcast; and Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor at Drexel University and director of the Drexel Food Lab. Topics will cover early-stage business strategy, venture capital insights and new product development trends.

The second hour will focus on the founders behind six innovative brands, including Gr8nola, Recipe 33, Moku, Slice of Sauce, Quevos and Pulp Pantry. Attendees may taste the products highlighted during the presentation by purchasing a sample box for $45. Limited quantities are available.

The sessions will be available to view on demand following the live event. Register and learn more at foodentrepreneurexperience.com.