Part one of our Founders Series revolved around the subject of finance. The series took place at the beautiful Pre Brands office in the Wicker Park area. As our guests arrived, they were given the chance to sample innovative, Tumeric-infused beverages from Zyn. KitchFix also sampled their grain-free, paleo friendly granola. Our audience was riddled with new faces, which was exciting for us to see! We were joined by CEOs, entrepreneurs and founders in every stage of business development.
Our panelists were diligent in acknowledging the different stage start-ups in the audience. The conversation was referenced by a presentation, which evaluated the leveling stages of a Food & Beverage start-up. The ranges started from "Proof of Concept" to a "Sizeable/Maturing" company. Each panelist weighed in on topics that looked at how to acquire finances, build capital and scale your business.
The panelists ended the discussion by opening the floor for questions from the audience. The questions asked ranged from what investors look for in an emerging business and how a start-up can set themselves apart or create a unique niche for their businesses.
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
1 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel (312) 525-9653