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Networking Events

Our monthly networking events are a great place to get started. Here you will meet and learn more about our Hatchery community. These events draw in a mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.

You'll connect with Hatchery team members, sample products from our entrepreneurs, and decide if our network is one you'd like to contribute to! Keep an eye out for our next networking event, and register before it sells out. 

Network Membership

In joining as an official Network Member, you will:

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    Be listed in our internal database as a Preferred Vendor

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    Gain free access to all of our networking events

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    Receive a 50% discount for seminars and classes

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    Get invitations to industry events

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    Get exclusive information on up-and-coming trends and innovation happening right here at The Hatchery

The funds help support our mission to provide training and job opportunities for those in Garfield Park and the surrounding underserved communities.

Benefits of Network Membership

BenefitsNetwork MemberService Provider
50% off classes and workshops
Free networking events
Invitations to exclusive industry events
Strategic connections and business-building referrals
Inclusion in the Hatchery entrepreneur community
Listing on internal resource database
Exclusive information on up-an-coming trends and innovation in the startup food space taking place at The Hatchery
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Service Provider Database

If you are not physically located in the Chicagoland area or simply want to be listed in our internal service provider database without the networking opportunities, you can sign up here.

We strongly encourage all service providers who select this option to send us a brief brochure outlining your services, and to offer discounts for Hatchery Members.

Teaching and Coaching Opportunities

Once you’ve had a chance to connect with and learn more about The Hatchery community, we have several opportunities for you to become more involved with our network of entrepreneurs, including coaching, curriculum contributions, special event participation, and more.

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