IN PERSON AT ICNC
They say, “it’s all about who you know,”– so it’s important for entrepreneurs to build impressive networks of peers, advisors, and coaches. Build a plan and unlock a powerful mentor network with presenters Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery, and Laura Habegger of Sandbox Industries. Join us this two-part workshop to help form a unique community to support you and your business. Discover the many forms of mentorship, share how to build out your bench, nurture your network, and set yourself up for success.
THIS IS A TWO-PART SERIES! PLEASE SIGN UP FOR BOTH SESSIONS
About the Presenters:
Natalie Shmulik is The Hatchery’s Chief Strategy and Incubation Officer and go-to resource for launching a successful food and beverage business. With an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University, Natalie has years of innovative experience working with supermarkets, culinary publications, consumer packaged goods companies, and food service establishments. She continues to play a valuable role in branding and marketing for food businesses around the country, with her specialty in trend forecasting.
Laura Habegger is the Platform Manager at Sandbox Industries on their Sustainability Team. Throughout Laura’s career has been building and bringing together networks. She developed a mentorship program for the College of Business at Illinois State, chaired a department-wide committee to foster workplace involvement and improve upward mobility at the Chicago Tribune, and built and ran the Food Foundry Accelerator at Relish Works. She thrives when making the right connections and is incredibly grateful to her network who helped her follow her passion into the food and sustainability space.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)421-3941.