Edible StartUp Summit 2016

The Edible Startup Summit, a 3 day workshop for food startup entrepreneurs, was held August 24-26, 2016 at the Goodman Community Center, in Madison, WI.

This workshop provided food entrepreneurs with information critical to starting and maintaining a successful business. The event featured speakers, panel discussions, networking opportunities, one on one consultations with business professionals, product demonstrations, and a tour of local food enterprises.

You can find several of the powerpoint presentations HERE.

Below is a link to the program agenda. We anticipate holding the Edible Startup Summit annually, so do not worry if you missed the program in 2016.

Edible Startup Summit Program Agenda 

Overview: The program included speakers on the following topics:
* Trends in the food sector (market research)
* Entrepreneur panel
* Creating a uniquely defensible brand
* Telling your story through branding
* How to do a product demo
* Business concept planning
* Marketing & packaging
* Food Safety
* Selling your products (working with retailers and distributors)
* Financial management
* Finding the funding

For more information about the Edible Startup Summit, please contact:

DATCP: Kietra Olson at 608-224-5112 or kietra.olson@wisconsin.gov
Dane County UW-Extension: Sharon Lezberg at 608-224-3719 or Lezberg.sharon@countyofdane.com

The Edible Startup Summit was hosted by: Forward Festival, DATCP’s Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program and Dane County-UW Extension.

Event Sponsors and Co-Sponsors

DATCP

UWEX-Dane

 

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