Timothy Childs is the Founder & Co-CEO of Treasure8, a food tech company leading a Resource Revolution® to bring disease-fighting, sustainable nutrition to a rapidly growing planet. Treasure8 has gained exclusive rights to the USDA's powerful SAUNA™ dehydration and freeze drying technologies, allowing it to upcycle and produce long-lasting, shelf-stable products, ingredients, and more. He is a serial entrepreneur and comes from a background of taking systemic approaches to global problems, particularly in the food industry, with fundamentally innovative and ambitious solutions. Previously, as Founder of TCHO Chocolate, Timothy shook the cacao industry through a vertically integrated and technology-driven approach to chocolate making called TCHOSource which is still used today around the world. He has also been lauded for his work with the USDA, assisting them to commercialize IR technology, and helped with the design and launch of the Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize 2050. Prior to working in the food space, Timothy founded a company that developed machine vision solutions for NASA's Space Shuttle program, worked in computer graphics, and co-founded early VR companies including the nonprofit community building organization VeRGe (Virtual Reality Education Foundation) in 1991. His approach to innovation has been honed over 25 years using a Silicon Valley lean startup mentality along with multi-award-winning innovation skills.