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September 2019

Labels & Claims: Legal and Regulatory Review

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Every aspect of your packaging can be reviewed by the FDA. As more consumers carefully examine packaging copy, new FDA regulations are emerging to insure that these claims are in fact true. Join specialist attorneys from Schiff Hardin LLP and VP, Chief Counsel, Brands at Kellogg Company, Jane Jeannero, to learn about the language needed to ensure your food industry product meets FDA regulation requirements and satisfies customer inquiries. About the presenters Jane Jeannero joined Kellogg Company in July 2011. Jane…

Growing a Food Business in Chicago: Navigating Alternative Business Licenses

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$12

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Food entrepreneurs have to figure out a lot of rules and regulations, from licensing to inspections to taxes. We will be discussing the fun and exciting world of business licensing for food businesses in Chicago. Do you have a creative business idea that doesn't seem to fit the mold of the municipal code? Are you wondering how to start legally when you don't have a restaurant? We will discuss shared kitchen user licenses, pop-up licenses, wholesale licenses, and cottage food/home…

How To Not Suck At Pitching Your Startup

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Ever thought about the great product you have but when you talk about it you find that you're either too technical, too in the weeds, or just say too much to get investors, customers, and stakeholders to listen? In this workshop, Startup Hypeman Founder and pitch expert shares how to craft an elevator pitch that turns heads and gets people to say, "wait, tell me more!" Learn the principles of building storytelling into your pitch deck to get investors to…

Time & Task Management for Entrepreneurs

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

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Effective time management results in greater productivity and efficiency, better professional reputation, less stress, and greater opportunities for growth and advancement. Join MassPay HR for this interactive workshop, and leave with new time management tools in your strategy kit! *This event is free for residents of the West Side communities (Garfield Park, Austin, North Lawndale, West Humboldt Park). To register, email dani@thehatcherychicago.org or call (312) 283-5732 with your address!* About the presenter: MaryJane Steward, SPHR, SHRM-CP MaryJane is a Human Resources Advisor…

Branding for Amazon – How to stand out from the crowd

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Amazon is increasingly doubling down on grocery, but uploading stock imagery will no longer get you noticed in a sea of 300+ million products. Learn all the pro tips to help you increase conversion organically and get noticed above your competitors. In this workshop learn how brands use storytelling to catapult sales with examples of winning Enhanced Brand Content, marketing sequences and product inserts. Mindfull Goods will show you the way to best utilize Amazon to support your product by…

Hatchery Networking – September 2019 featuring Simple Mills

September 26 @ 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! This month we are excited to announce that we will be having Katlin Mills, the CEO & Founder of Simple Mills.   About the presenter:…

October 2019

Navigating & Understanding The Urban Food Space: Conversations on Food Resources, Quality & Brand Survival

October 3 @ 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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You may or may not be familiar with or at least heard of a "food desert" – it’s a setting that is ripe for providing quality food products to people in need of food equity.  In fact, launching and maintaining a business in an urban food desert is a noteworthy thought, but can be daunting even for the most established brand.  In the workshop, “Navigating The Urban Food Space” led by Educator, Marketing Strategist and Social Entrepreneur, Chamille Weddington, you’ll…

Trademarks, Trade Secrets, & Copyrights: Protecting Special Features in Your Food Business

October 7 @ 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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Have you come up with a creative name, slogan, or logo but don’t know how to protect it? Or are you not quite sure what gives a trademark strength? What are trade secrets? How can you use them to make your food business more successful? What steps must you take to protect a trade secret? Are there any aspects of your food business that are protectable by copyright? Cheryl Balough, an intellectual property attorney, will review trademark basics, give you…

Accounting & Finance for Startups

October 8 @ 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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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…

Chicago Idea’s Week presents: Taste the Future at the Hatchery with EY and Ingredion

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

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Lab: Taste the Future at the Hatchery with EY and Ingredion Chicago is one of the world capitals of food innovation. At this Lab, EY invites you to get an inside look at The Hatchery, the city's new non-profit, state-of-the-art incubator and peek at some of the ingredients that are changing the future with Ingredion, a global ingredient solutions provider. Learn more about how local innovators are changing the industry, discover the science behind the ingredients in the foods we…

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