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Food Business Startup Bootcamp

22feb9:00 am4:00 pmFood Business Startup BootcampReady when you are!

Event Details

Do you have an idea for a food business? Now’s your chance to explore that idea with the region’s premier food business incubator. Hope & Main’s Bootcamp covers a broad number of topics related to starting and growing a food business. Topics include:

  • Business Plans – Hope & Main
  • Market Research – Matt Parsons, Johnson & Johnson
  • Branding, Sales & Marketing – Marc & Gia Jobin, Jobin Design
  • Funding Options – Shane Matlock, The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles
  • Legal Considerations – Alexander Chiulli, Barton Gilman LLP
  • Entrepreneur Panel – Trafford Kane, Kane’s Kitchen / Ben Aalvik, Fully Rooted / Becca Brady, Hometown Poke

This comprehensive overview of what it takes to start and sustain a food business also includes a panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs currently running food-related businesses. Opportunities for self-assessment, networking, and Q&A will also be provided.

Here’s what you’ll get out of participating in the Bootcamp:

  • A road map to move your idea from product, to brand, to business
  • The ability to identify market potential and target customer
  • Clarity on your strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur
  • A new perspective on the landscape of the local food economy
  • Light refreshments including Hope & Main member-produced products to enjoy


THERE IS NO COMMITMENT TO HOPE & MAIN MEMBERSHIP AT THIS TIME.  If participants choose to pursue membership with with Hope & Main after the Bootcamp, the cost of the Bootcamp will be credited towards on-boarding fees.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Bootcamp - February 2020


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