Home-Baked To Business

Just like the story of Whisked, the pie bakery born out of a DC State Fair founder’s love of baking (who’ll be joining us at the Fair, selling some of her delicious pie), DC food business incubator Upstart Foods wants to help teach home culinary entrepreneurs how to venture into the world of business.

Upstart Foods is hosting a business conference in October to do just that, sponsored by the DC Social Innovation Project. If you’ve got what it takes in the kitchen with your pickles, jams, pies, cupcakes, homebrew, and more, then Upstart Foods’s conference might be just what you need to figure out how to go that next step!

What: Upstart Foods Business Conference
When: Oct. 13, 2012, noon to 7 PM
Where: Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid Street NW
What: Food business incubator Upstart Foods invites food entrepreneurs to be informed on starting and developing a business.

Session I: Noon to 12:45 PM – Financing
Brandon Clark, CPA
Session II:
12:45 to 1:45 PM – Marketing in the 21st century
Rebecca Laynton Gunter, Founder & President, operation:eatery
Session III:
1:45 to 3 PM – Legal Advice
With Darryl Maxwell, Managing Attorney, DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Session IV:
3:30 to 5 PM – Entrepreneurialship Forum: Overcoming Hurdles
Moderated by Justin Harrison, Founder, Vinolovers.co, FoodLifeFoundation
Chris Bradshaw, Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud
Kera Carpenter, Chef/Owner Domku Bar & Cafe and Founder, NURISH: The Center for a Creative Culinary Economy and the StartUp Kitchen project
Rich Gunter, Vice President of Operations & Culinary Services, operation:eatery
Invited: Douglas Singer, Restaurant Consultant
Invited: Kristi Whitfield, Former President of Food Truck Association

The conference is followed by a reception with light refreshments, 5 to 7 PM.

To register, head over to Upstart Foods to pay the $20 registration fee by October 7, or click here.

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