The Food Loft is the first coworking space dedicated to food and food companies. Our community here in Boston is made up of passionate entrepreneurs building businesses to improve the food landscape. We give you more than just a desk. The Loft is a place to learn, network, find mentor, and grow your business (and eat... we do a lot of that...)
We're proud to work with some of the leaders tackling food challenges in Boston and beyond. Our current and past tenants include:
We’re amplifying the message around food innovation. As an anchor for the food startup community in Boston, we are giving a voice to the multitude of entrepreneurs out there who are working on the next big thing. And consumers and media are interested and engaged. The Food Loft has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including:
CEO & Co-Founder
Adam Salomone is a co-founder of The Food Loft, and was formerly the Associate Publisher of The Harvard Common Press. Coming out of the digital age of food media, Adam has hands-on experience building online communities around food, as well as expertise in content generation and outreach strategies. He has worked in a variety of fields including food marketing and editorial work, and also has a depth of knowledge in the world of food entrepreneurship through his investment work with Yummly.com and others. He is also in the process, with Bruce, of raising an early-stage investment fund around food + tech startups.
Bruce Shaw is a co-founder of The Food Loft, and formerly the President & Publisher of The Harvard Common Press. With over 30 years of experience in the food content area and as a startup entrepreneur, Bruce has robust insight into the challenges and opportunities facing food innovators today. He also has a substantial network of contacts in the world of food media, entrepreneurship and investing, both through The Harvard Common Press, as well as his work as a startup investor. During this time, he has met hundreds of food entrepreneurs, and has made successful investments in food companies in both Boston and San Francisco, including in Yummly.com, an intelligent recipe search engine. He is currently in the process of raising an early-stage investment fund specifically targeting food + tech startups.
Casey has diverse experience in operations management, marketing, event organization and with companies including MyFitnessPal, Drizly and The New England Venture Capital Association. She was the head of the Northeastern University Entrepreneurs Club and was a founding member of Dorm Room Fund's Boston investment team. In both roles she spent considerable time helping students launch their businesses, find funding and connect with mentors. Like many of us, she is a lover of all things food, having worked on the pastry team at Flour Bakery (she brings these skills to the Loft every 'Cookie Wednesday')