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January 2019

Food Science Basics: Understanding Shelf Life & Nutrition Statements

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

In this Food Science 101 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…

Build Your Own Business Website

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

A web presence that clearly defines your mission and brand is integral to success. Our workshop hosts will take you through the fundamentals of preparing, outlining, and executing a simple website. Learn the basic steps to help you start creating your business website using Squarespace as a platform. Bring your laptop for this interactive workshop, and join us in learning the shortcuts and steps that make web design easy & fun! *This workshop is free for residents of the West…

Accounting & Finance for Start-Ups

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

In this introductory course, we will take a look at the basics of accounting, financial statements and financial analyses - specifically as it relates to food & beverage companies. We'll go through accounting methodology for important aspects of the business, as well as key KPI's to track as you grow. Time and again, incredible companies with amazing visions are unable to scale because they lack a good handle on their finances. Don't let this happen to you! Let's take a…

Hatchery Networking – Coffee Culture in Chicago

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

The coffee world is at once ubiquitous and ever-advancing, and Chicago is an epicenter for the industry. Join The Hatchery for a full-spectrum panel discussion featuring a roundup of Chicago's most innovative coffee brands. We'll learn about each company's origin & scale up, brand strategy, operations, & sourcing, and chat about our great city's role in the industry's growth. New year, new networking! Join us for the FIRST #HatcheryNetworking event in our new building! Hatchery Networking events are a great…

Privacy Law + Your Food Business

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

How are you handling the customer information you collect? A patchwork of federal, state, and global laws and regulations comprise what is known as "privacy law." Many of these laws impact how new and growing companies operate, especially those which rely on the collection and use of their customers' information to help market and grow their business. Understanding how the law impacts this collection and use of personal information is vital to help businesses try to avoid what can be…

February 2019

Starting a Food Business

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

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…

March 2019

Starting a Food Business

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

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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