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Fireside Chat: Food Tech Conversations with Fried Chicken


Cihan Behlivan
Beta, Entrepreneur in Residence

Involved/started three digital healthcare start-ups with one exit Started/acquired/rehabilitated healthcare assets in long term care and mental health areas Mentor/Support 20+ start-up founders as Entrepreneur in Residence for Beta Accelerator

Parag Shah
Vemos, Founder

Parag is the founder and visionary leader of Vēmos. He travels the country working with various venues and events to help them better their business. His keen eye for how technology fits in with nightlife operations and how data improves overall business results has led him to become a trusted advisor in this industry. Throughout his career, Parag has founded numerous successful companies and has been honored with awards for his innovative work.

Jared Brewington
Official Fried Chicken, Partner

Jared Brewington, who has opened two restaurants. One of them, Funky Grits, at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, was directly across the street from the site of Mr. Floyd’s fatal encounter with the police, before closing last October. 

The other, Thigh Times Birdhouse, in the city’s gentrified North Loop neighborhood, closed during the pandemic. Mr. Brewington hopes to reopen in another location, and he has shifted his focus to plans for a new bar and restaurant, Cologne House Cafe, in rural Cologne, Minn., about 36 miles from Minneapolis., where he lives with his wife, Jenn, and their young daughter.


We will talk about changing technology landscape in restaurant and hospitality businesses post-covid era. We will share our journey of opening a tech-driven fried chicken delivery platform and we will let you test our delicious fried chicken. Join us for a cool tech conversation and eat good food.