Kristofor Lofgren is the founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi, the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant. A consummate creator, Kristofor likes thinking of new ways to disrupt what he views as old and outdated business models. His goal with Bamboo is to create the most innovative and creative restaurant group in America. Bamboo Sushi and Bamboo Izakaya (“izakaya” is an informal Japanese gastropub) are the living embodiment of this drive — aligning environment, people, community, and profits all to the highest level, in a harmony not seen before in the food industry.
When Kristofor is not working to foster the culture and people of Team Bamboo, he can be found traveling to meet with suppliers, environmental scientists, and policy makers. Kristofor enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, often in pursuit of adrenaline sports and assorted adventures.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.