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Food Start-Up Boot Camp 2017

June 28, 2017
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Food Start Up Boot Camp 2017 with Edible Indy

Calling all producers, food artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs!

Come to Eat. Drink. Go to Market. Be Successful.

Edible Indy has created a unique opportunity for Hoosiers to learn some of the logistics and needs of starting a food business. This event encourages both individuals and businesses to attend and participate in an interactive half-day or day-long workshop to educate and encourage entrepreneurs. Our mission is to inspire business relationships and increase Indiana’s economic health with local-food concepts.

The event includes two discussions with influential business owners, guest speakers (sponsors and others), targeted twenty-minute round robin group discussions, networking with Indiana businesses, local noshes, beverages and more.

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 8am—4pm [Registration and networking opens at 8:00am]
Place: The Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana, Lebanon [1/2 Mile West on 334 from I-65 Zionsville Exit]
Tix $40 per person half-day session or $60 per person full day session

REGISTER NOW!

Includes: Local Noshes. Drinks. Panel discussions. Networking. Take homes. All with food experts.

BONUS - As an attendee you have the ability to attend the biannual Taste of Piazza Produce show (August 22) to further your education and resources on the local food business!

MORNING SESSION  Presented by Edible Indy and Pivot Marketing
 

Marketing 101 for Food Businesses

Topics:

What is marketing?

What is the difference between marketing and PR and how you use them in your business.

Social Media 101: connecting and engaging your audience the right way

Round Robin to follow with 20 minute group discussions about specific marketing topics including, modern media, social Media, PR, Branding, Yelp and more.


 

AFTERNOON SESSION

The Struggles are Real: local product development discussions

Topics:

What is co-packing or co-manufacturing?
How do I take a product from my home business to market?
How do I determine pricing?
How do I develop packaging - where do I go?
Resources for production - where do I start looking?

Panel Members:

Carrie Abbott, Newfangled Confections

Erin Edds, Garden Party Botanicals

Mandy Selke, Just Pop In! 

Carly Swift, Just Pop In!

Moderator: Jennifer Rubenstein

 

All-day networking stations include the following (with more coming soon):

C & T  Kitchen Design [Kitchen Design and Consulting]
Elevate Ventures [Funding]
Indiana Small Business Development Center [Business Start-Up Resources]
Ivy Tech [Business Start-Up Resources]

This will be an event that WILL make a difference in your business!

Register now!

Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/food-thought/food-start-boot-camp-2017
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