Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network presents The Founder’s Series: The Pulse of the Chicago Startups
The Hatchery is happy to partner with Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network to host the final installment in their 2019 Founder’s Series.
This 5th and final 2019 event in the Founders Series dives into the “Start-Up Scene” here in Chicago – how is Chicago different from NY, LA, Boulder? How is Chicago’s scene and companies developing – who are the ones to watch? What does 2020 hold in terms of innovation and disruption? This is a must-see conversation taking a “pulse” on Chicago’s start-ups, emerging brands, and growth/scaling food and beverage companies!
Join us for the 5th and final 2019 event in our Founders Series – a CFBN series presented in partnership with CA Branding, Fifty Gazelles, and PreBrands. This 5-part series of events focuses on creating conversations and connections for founders’ from the growing and scaling companies of the Chicagoland start-up food scene. The Founders Series combines food, cutting edge conversation, and a bit of networking for a happy hour well spent.
The speakers & moderator for this conversation:
Steve Gaither is the SVP of CA Branding (formerly JB Chicago), a division of CA Fortune. CA Branding is a creative and marketing agency focused on consumer brands whose clients range from larger companies like Smithfield Foods and Tetrapak and emerging brands including Real Good Foods and Protes. As a mentor at the Good Food Business Accelerator, ICNC and The Hatchery, his relationships with the entrepreneurs led him to co-found the Windy City Troublemakers, an early-stage food brands group in Chicago. Steve was formerly a partner in Spiral Sun Ventures and Windy City Food Brands, where he and his fellow CPG experts provide the operational know-how and go-to market strategies that help brands accelerate their growth. Steve graduated from Ball State University (1994) with a degree in Architecture and Planning. He resides in Munster, Indiana with his wife and three children.
Check back soon, speakers and additional partners to be announced!
For more information on how to register for this event and receive a unique Hatchery member code email us at firstname.lastname@example.org