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April 2021

Hatchery April Networking Event: Sustainability and Responsibility in the Industry

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

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Join us for our April virtual #HatcheryNetworking event! Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a great way to meet entrepreneurs and other members of our community and dig into the big topics impacting the food and beverage industry. This month in honor of Earth Day, we’re excited to explore sustainable initiatives that our partners are leading in the industry.   About the panel:   Amy Senter, Vice President, Global Sustainability, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company  Amy Senter is Vice President and Chief…

Celebrating the Planet with the Upcycled Food Association: Inspiring Food Leaders Creating a Better Tomorrow

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

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In honor of Earth Day, we are joined by our friends at the Upcycled Food Association to discuss our impact on the food system and learn from leaders actively working to improve and change our food habits for the future.      Up to 40% of food is wasted, and that's a big problem for society and the planet. Upcycled food prevents this problem by creating new, high-quality products from otherwise wasted - but perfectly nutritious - ingredients.   60% of people want to…

Recipe Basics: Developing a Recipe and Formulation with Ingredion

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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During this webinar we will cover some of the key principles that can be used by food entrepreneurs to help them develop commercialization ready formulas, and build a test kitchen. In particular, we will explore how to properly measure ingredients, go over bakers and batch sheets, how to properly write a procedure, keep track of changes, review equipment, and more.   We will also be reviewing the professional chef shopper’s guide to acquiring these tools. One thing to remember, you don’t…

May 2021

Rescue, Recover, and Rebuild Your Business: Strategic Practices to Better Support Your Business and Your Team

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Do you have time to get away from your business and reflect on the ways you can improve or pivot your business for growth? During this seminar we will be looking at the different current business stages to identify and develop a roadmap to position your food business for growth all while putting your people first.     About the presenter:   Rob Stephen, Business Performance Advisor, Insperity  Rob’s expertise lies in Human Resources, Marketing and Sales Executive Leadership achieved through 22 years…

Starting A Food Business

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$40

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Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery’s cornerstone curriculum course will 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 our Starting a Food Business checklist, taking you through each license and certification you need to consider, so you’ll get started on the right track.  An experienced business attorney will also cover the many…

Ready, Set, Go To Market Strategy

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Having a robust Go To Market Strategy at the early stage is the most important foundation for your business success. In this seminar, you will learn about the basic building blocks of developing a strategy, including crafting your value proposition, setting your sales & marketing strategy, building the organizational infrastructure, developing your strategic initiatives, and establishing a KPI scorecard. Delineating your GTM strategy will accelerate your growth and ensure that you’re creating highest return on your limited capital and resources. …

Culinary Cannabis Basics: Opportunities, Resources & Where to Begin

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$40

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The rapidly changing cannabis industry continues to intersect with food and beverage innovation. This seminar session will focus in on entrepreneurs and cannabis experts starting a cannabis food business and cover the basics to developing a culinary cannabis focused brand.      About presenters:   Amy Nathan, founder and Executive Director, Gromentum Lab  Amy Nathan is the founder and Executive Director of Gromentum Lab, a cannabis business accelerator focused on launching cannabis and hemp-related businesses owned by social equity entrepreneurs in Illinois. Amy…

Food Science 101

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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In this seminar, you will learn about the basic building blocks of foods, how they interact, and how and why you need to avoid spoilage of these components during processing to extend shelf life. We will talk about new ingredients on the market as well as best practices in early stages when you are creating your new products in the kitchen or lab. You will also learn how to realistically evaluate your products during scale-up, including how processing affects nutrition.…

Hatchery May Networking Event: Introducing New Flavors to the Market

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

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Join us for our May virtual #HatcheryNetworking event! Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a great way to meet entrepreneurs and other members of our community and dig into the big topics impacting the food and beverage industry. This month we're exploring the exciting new flavors coming to the market!    About the panel:  Toyin Kolawole, Founder & CEO, Iya Foods LLC  Toyin Kolawole is the Founder & CEO of Iya Foods, a nourishment focused food company inspired by her Nigerian…

June 2021

Starting A Food Business

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$40

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Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery’s cornerstone curriculum course will 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 our Starting a Food Business checklist, taking you through each license and certification you need to consider, so you’ll get started on the right track.  An experienced business attorney will also cover the many…

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