Timothy Childs is the Co-CEO/Co-Founder of Treasure8, a technology company simultaneously tackling climate change and the $2.5T food waste crises using the world's most powerful dehydration methods. A serial entrepreneur, he comes from a background of taking systemic approaches to big problems, particularly in the food industry. Previously, as Founder of TCHO Chocolate, Timothy shook the cacao industry through a technology-driven approach to chocolate making and created TCHOSource, a vertically integrated flavor-driven supply chain engineered for cost-effective supply premiumization and a scalable model to improve the livelihoods of its stakeholders. In partnership with USAID, it has been used for sustainably focused programs for farmers in South America, Africa, and beyond. 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, co-founded early VR companies, 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.