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June 2018

Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching Event with Accion and Samuel Adams

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Binny’s, 1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching Event with Accion and Samuel Adams June 26, 2018  6:30—8:30 p.m. Binny's 1720 N Marcey Street Chicago, IL 60614 Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Accion are excited to bring a Speed Coaching event back to Chicago! The event will kick off with a networking reception at 6:30. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such…

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Sugar & Your Business: Sweetener Sourcing for Changing Perceptions

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

Drawing on deep consumer and manufacturer research, this talk addresses the FDA change to the Nutrition Facts Table adding "Added Sugars". By January 2020, all food and beverage products in the US will have to reflect the grams of 'added sugar' on their Nutrition Facts Tables. Hatchery partner Ingredion's proprietary consumer study shows that 'Added Sugar' impacts consumer sentiment and their product purchase decision, but how much sugar is acceptable and how much is 'too much'? Also, what are some…

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July 2018

Secrets of Social Media Marketing: Get Your Food Brand Noticed

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$5

You know that you should be using social media for your business, but you may be lost on where to start. Don’t worry, Craveity Marketing & Branding is here to help! The Hatchery has partnered with our friends at Craveity & FamilyFarmed to bring you The Secrets of Social Media Marketing: How to Create & Share Content That Will Get Your Food Brand Noticed panel event. Several entrepreneurs and influencers are excited to explain their personal food brands to you as well as…

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Culinology® Concepts and Trends: An Innovative Lunch & Learn

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

  Join The Hatchery, our friends at FamilyFarmed and The Good Food Accelerator, and our partners at Ingredion for an interactive Lunch-and-Learn session focused on food & beverage innovation and prototyping. Ingredion’s Culinology® team will present an interactive session about the possibilities for development in food and beverage innovation. Culinology® is the blending between food science and culinary arts. The Ingredion Culinology® team will dazzle attendees with a global trend presentation and a menu of “on-trend” and marketable concepts to taste that any entrepreneur can…

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Access to Financing: Loans

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

The first event in our Access to Financing series will cover various loan options for food & beverage entrepreneurs. Join us for a panel conversation with representatives from Accion Chicago, The Women's Business Development Center, Rockin Enterprises, Colonial Funding and other institutions to learn about small business lending. Then, interact one-on-one with representatives from various small business loan providers. About the panelists: David Johnson of Accion Chicago Denise Franta (The Women's Business Development Center) is the Director of Access to Capital where she works with…

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Hatchery Networking – Peak Performance: Building a Lifestyle Brand

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

The Hatchery welcomes a roundup of Chicago’s most successful performance brand entrepreneurs, including Matt Matros of Limitless Coffee & Tea and Protein Bar. Additional panelists to be announced very soon! Join us for an evening of insights into the next generation of functional food.

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August 2018

Label Claims: Legal & Regulatory Overview

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Every aspect of your packaging can be reviewed by the FDA. As more consumers carefully examine packaging copy, new FDA regulations are emerging to insure that these claims are in fact true. Join specialist attorneys from Schiff Hardin LLP and  VP, Chief Counsel, Brands at Kellogg Company, Jane Jeannero, to learn about the language needed to ensure your food industry product meets FDA regulation requirements and satisfies customer inquiries. About the presenters: Jane Jeannero Jane Jeannero joined Kellogg Company in…

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Starting a Food Business

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery is offering an introductory course to help you launch a successful food and beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space as well as required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive a business basics checklist to get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also be joining to cover the many options for structuring your business entity: limited liability company,…

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