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October 2018

Hatchery Speaker Series – Dirty Lemon COO Adam Louras

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

The Hatchery's Speaker Series Welcomes Adam Louras, COO of Dirty Lemon Beverages! FREE registration for Hatchery Members using your code!   Dirty Lemon has seen huge success with a line of functional beverages designed to support lifestyle. Join us for an evening with Adam Louras, Dirty Lemon's COO, to gain insight into Dirty Lemon's marketing and Instagram campaigns. More details coming very soon!

Know Your Protein: Delivering Impact and Value to Brands

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

Drawing on 20+ years of industry experience and protein knowledge, deep consumer insights, and market trends, this talk addresses the importance and impact protein can have in creating value in consumer brands and foodservice today. This talk is structured to mock a Protein 101, and is meant for anyone developing new products with protein and for anyone looking to produce compelling value propositions with protein. Agenda will include overall market trends, a high-level lesson on protein types and sources, emergence…

Sensory Science: Lunch & Learn with Griffith Foods

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

Join Hatchery partner Griffith Foods for an exploratory Sensory Science session! How do we understand the intricacies of human interaction with food? Gain an understanding of your consumers’ sensory experience through knowledge of visual cues, aromatic perceptions, flavor, and texture experience. Learn about the different types of sensory tests that can be used to validate whether a product meets standards, as well as ways to measure consumer's emotional response to your product! Light lunch provided for all attendees, courtesy of…

4 Steps to Launching on Amazon

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Skip the stalling and starting selling on Amazon in less than 30 days. In this interactive workshop, we'll be exploring the core foundational steps needed to build your Amazon roadmap from validation and launch strategy to optimization and getting to page one of search results. Whether you've already launched your product on Amazon or are considering launching on Amazon in the future, join us for a collaborative session of learning and building with Daniela Bolzmann of Mindfull Goods, a boutique Amazon…

Hatchery Networking – Coffee Culture in Chicago

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

Join The Hatchery for a conversation with some of Chicago's finest coffee outfits! We'll discuss the ever-changing, dependably successful Chicago coffee industry. More details coming very soon! About the panelists: Joshua Millman is the Founder & Owner of Passion House Coffee Roasters. Joshua first dove into coffee at the young age of 16 in Chicago - inspired by the Beatniks, he wanted to immerse himself in that community of artists sharing their knowledge and experiences. Working in coffee for over two decades,…

November 2018

Business Insurance Basics

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Your business has value from the moment your concept comes to life —developing the right business insurance solution can help you protect your business as you scale.  In this workshop, we'll use real-world language and examples to demystify the process of purchasing business insurance. This workshop is essential for a new business, either in the concept stage or recently-launched, and is also helpful for early-stage entrepreneurs creating a business plan, seeking more information about business insurance from a budgeting standpoint.…

Access to Financing: Working with Investors

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

What does it take to attract investors to scale a food or beverage company? The second event in our Access to Financing series will address considerations for those looking to work with investors.  Join us for a panel discussion covering the range of financing options - family office, VC, angels, and crowdsourcing. Ashley Hartman of Bluestein & Associates and Michael Schopin of Zenfinity Capital will discuss outside financing, and Hatchery members Josh Katt (Founder, Kitchfix) and Megan Klein (President & Co-Founder, Here) will share…

Storytelling for Start-Ups: How Small Food Brands Can Make Big Noise

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

What is public relations in today’s crowded communications environment? Why is it important for small brands looking to carve a point of difference in and/or make it to mass in the marketplace? In this workshop with Laura Shulman (Founder, Food Future Strategies) and Jody Menaker (Communications Director, PepsiCo North America Nutrition), we'll explore how to effectively utilize multi-channel/platform storytelling, third party credibility, building advocacy, and basic tenets to effective storytelling. We'll take a look at successful case studies, as well…

Accounting & Finance for Start-Ups

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

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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…

Digital Marketing: Strategic Investments for Big Returns

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

You have a million ideas, two pennies, and a Facebook page. How are you going to start spreading your brand's good name online? In this seminar you'll learn how to prioritize digital media channels based on your audience and goals. Spoiler alert: don't try to launch them all at once! When launching a brand, it's rarely ideas that are lacking - but the time and resources to support those ideas is decidedly more limited. Digital marketing offers startups and small…

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