These last few years have marked an unprecedented shift in how people view and use their cities, and the restaurants, bars, and small businesses that make them unique.
As commerce rapidly moves to the curb, Curbivore is thrilled to announce that we are gathering in person – March 3rd, outdoors in Downtown LA – giving our community a chance to see, touch and feel the technology that’s reshaping our future, as well as meet with the civic leaders and forward-thinking entrepreneurs that are ensuring nobody is left behind as we reshape our cities and businesses for the better. This gathering is not only a call to rethink our streets – it’s a celebration of the amazing organizations making that transition possible, and a chance to sample some of the best cuisine and street food in the country!
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RESTAURANTS & RETAILING
How can urban commerce adapt in an era of takeout ordering and informal outdoor dining? How can businesses large and small harness new trends like pop-up kitchens and emerging platforms?
LAST MILE DELIVERY
From huge purpose-built warehouses to repurposed old industrial spaces, dark stores and cloud kitchens are bringing new options to consumers at breakneck speed. What does this mean for mom and pop shops and the cities that love them?
COMPETING CURB USERS
The curb was already a hotly contested space, but it’s getting even more crowded now that it’s hosting diners and delivery workers. What does this mean for the world of startups also laying claim to the curb?
As curbs get more and more congested, our leaders need to think big and reimagine what their cities can be. Do they have the data, tools, and vision to ensure equitable access for all users?
Who Attends & Why
Startups & Technologists
New technologies are disrupting traditional businesses faster than ever before, and it’s vital that both sides come together to work out solutions that are sustainable for all parties.
Whether it’s new hardware and infrastructure like ghost kitchens and microfulfilment centers, or software plays like delivery apps and platforms, or other exciting delivery and mobility tech that’s fighting for limited curbspace, Curbivore is where you’ll make the connections you need to get your ideas to scale.
Restaurateurs & Retailers
There’s never been a more challenging time to run a business, but the soul of our cities depends on your continued success of businesses both large and small! Curbivore is a unique opportunity to learn from other operators, chefs / restaurateurs, and retailers who have managed to thrive in this challenging environment.
Discover how to adapt your offerings to take advantage of new trends and logistical offerings like streateries / eatlets & ghost kitchens, how to master the art of popups, and how to profitably pivot to takeout and delivery. And get facetime with the city leaders and the next generation of startup mavens that can help you get up and running quicker than ever.
Planners, Architects & Civic Leaders
Restaurants, bars, small businesses and local institutions are the heart and soul of America’s great cities. While they’re an irreparable source of neighborhood culture, and a vital source of the sales tax revenue we collectively depend on, they’re currently struggling like never before.
Join the conversation, listen to their needs, and share your own expertise and experience – and together we can solve these thorny issues.
Kick the Tires & Taste the Future!
Join us outdoors in sunny Downtown LA on March 3rd to meet the movers and shakers driving these trends, test the new technologies and designs pushing the industry forward, and taste the amazing cuisines that have emerged from this maelstrom.