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November 2019

Protect Your Food Business: Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance

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

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Protect Your Food Business:  Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance Insurance is essential to food and beverage businesses, but too often entrepreneurs are over-quoted or provided with the wrong coverage information. Protect your business as you scale. This presentation will help you understand the basics of insurance and some of the coverage options available.  *This class is free for residents of the West Side communities. To register, email dani@thehatcherychicago.org, or call 312-283-5767 with your address!* About the presenter: Anna Maria…

Your Logo’s Great, But How’s Your BRAND?

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

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When you hear the word "brand", what comes to mind? Is it a logo, a color, a name? The most impactful and successful brands consider elements far outside this basic scope. In this seminar, we'll pull back the curtain to look at what the big brands know about activating loyal customers. Discover how to fully capitalize on your brand and how you can effectively communicate your brand identity to customers, buyers, and investors by using crafty and affordable methods. Attendees…

How to Prepare Your Company to Raise $30 Million

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$50

How to Prepare Your Company to Raise $30 Million Join us on November 12th as we engage a panel of experts from the top Chicago Venture Capital firms as well as high growth companies who have successfully raised funding and scaled their company.  Attendees can expect to gain relevant insights that will help them position themselves to raise capital and grow their business. The panel discussion will follow with a Q&A section open to the audience as well as refreshments…

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Taxes

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

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Tax season is right around the corner. Don't get stressed, get ahead and understand more before getting bogged down in April! In this workshop, EY will help you understand what you need to know about taxes. Topics to be discussed include entity formation, classification and tax implications of each entity type, in addition to filing requirements. State tax issues, including e-commerce will also be covered. About the Presenters:  Ernst & Young is dedicated to helping clients, from start-ups to Fortune…

Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network presents The Founder’s Series: The Pulse of the Chicago Startups

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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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…

Tis’ the Season to Stand Out! Gear Up for Festivals and Markets

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

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Tis' the Season to Stand Out! Gear Up for Festivals and Markets If you build it, they will come. But who are they? And are you sure they will come? Because a bunch of other people built something too... In this seminar, we'll highlight the importance of identifying and understanding your core audience, dovetailing into how you can most effectively communicate with them in the real world. We’ll spend most of our time reviewing case studies and tactics of activating…

Are you ready for emerging trends? A guide for Clean Label and Sustainability

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

  The class is offered in conjunction with the experts from Ingredion, a Hatchery Sponsor and partner, who has an on-site Idea lab at the Hatchery. This session will start by looking at current trends in Clean Label ingredients led by Jennifer Tracy, Global Senior Strategic Marketing Manager, Clean & Simple Ingredients. From there, Brian Nash, Senior Director of Sustainability will provide an overview of sustainability-related consumer trends related to food and beverage through the view of how a larger…

Hatchery Networking – November 2019 Seasonality & Promotions

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

Join us for another exciting #HatcheryNetworking event! Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a great place to meet entrepreneurs and other members of our community! You'll always learn about an interesting trend or topic in the food industry, meet a member of The Hatchery team, and get to sample products from our Hatchery Entrepreneur members! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting two great speakers both experts in Seasonality and Limited Time Only products!   About the…

Starting a Food Business

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$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…

December 2019

Start Up to Scale Up: Co-Manufacturing Considerations

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Your food business idea is stellar, but when do you do you enlist someone else with your production? Are you ready to even make this move? Or should you even consider this possibility? In this seminar we will focus on key issues and considerations faced by food and beverage entrepreneurs in identifying and working with co-manufacturers. The seminar will include legal, business, quality, and practical perspectives and will cover topics such as co-man agreements, key terms, what to look for…

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