Dean and Executive Director
The Food Business School
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Panelist-Sustainable Growth: New Models for Funding Sustainable Food Systems
William B. Rosenzweig is Dean and Executive Director at The Food Business School, and co-founder and Managing Partner at Physic Ventures, the first venture capital firm dedicated to investing in keeping people healthy. Rosenzweig has spent more than 25 years integrating the practices and perspectives of an entrepreneur, venture investor, and educator. He was founding CEO of The Republic of Tea, and has been involved in growing the health and sustainability sectors through his work as an entrepreneur and investor at Odwalla, Stonyfield Farms, LeapFrog, Brand New Brands, Revolution Foods, GoodGuide, Gazelle, and Yummly. Most recently, Will joined forces with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to launch The Food Business School (FBS). The mission of the FBS is to enable and empower entrepreneurs to design, deliver, and lead transformative innovations that address the world's most pressing food challenges-and its greatest business opportunities. In 2013, he served as chairman of the Vitality Institute Commission, a national effort focused on promoting health and well-being and preventing chronic disease. In 2010, he was selected by a committee of Nobel Laureates for the Oslo Business for Peace Award, which represents "the highest distinction given to a businessperson for outstanding accomplishments in the area of ethical business." William has taught MBA courses at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, since 1999. He co-authored the bestselling book The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business.