October Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

October Community Table

Thursday, October 3, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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November Community Table
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

November Community Table

Thursday, November 7, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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December Community Table
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

December Community Table

Thursday, December 5, 2019 
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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September Community Table
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

September Community Table

Thursday, September 5, 2019  
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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August Community Table
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

August Community Table

Thursday, August 1, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Revolution Retail
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Revolution Retail

Join us from July 18 to July 21st to see the future of food retail.

The first of its kind, Revolution Retail is a four day experiential pop-up showcasing the most innovative food brands and retail related technology companies in Boston and beyond. Open to the public in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the pop-up will welcome more than 70,000 daily visitors and shoppers to immerse themselves in the future of food.

www.revolutionpopup.com

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The Future of Retail Community Event
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

The Future of Retail Community Event

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The Future of Retail Community Event 
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 
Location: Ned Devine's 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston MA 02109 
Event Partners: Branchfood, Retail Tomorrow 

Join leading experts in the future of retail, consumer goods, technology, design, and startup investment for this inaugural conversation in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall! 

Attendees will be provided the opportunity to connect to innovators, identify emerging technologies, share insights, and discover next-practices focused on enhancing the retail experience.

It’s all part of the Retail Tomorrow city immersion! Retail Tomorrow will bring leading retail executives from across the nation to Boston July 16-19 to experience our leading retail and consumer packaged goods ecosystem, as well as the innovative technologies that are changing the retail landscape in the ‘Smart City.’ 

The Community Event on July 18th will feature industry leaders and speakers including: 

Janelle Nanos, Reporter at The Boston Globe 
James McCann, Investor, Speaker, Author, and ex-CEO of Ahold USA 
Rick Roche, CEO of Roche Brothers Supermarkets 
Stephen Smith, CEO of L.L. Bean 
Danielle Duplin, Co-Founder of AGENCY 
Tom Furphy, Investor and ex-Amazon Executive 
and startup presentations from Lighter Culture, Takeoff Tech, Shower Pill, NERV, + more! 

Following the Community Event, be among the first to experience Revolution Retail, our pop up retail experience in Fanuiel Hall, that will showcase the most innovative products and retail technologies transforming the future of food!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-retail-community-event-tickets-62619816557

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July Community Table
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

July Community Table

Thursday, July 11, 2019 
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs
Jun
7
8:30 AM08:30

Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs

Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs

Date: Friday, June 7th, 2019
Time: 8:45AM - 2PM 

Location: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Event Partners: Branchfood, Wolf&Co, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs will provide a thorough, in-depth understanding of fundraising for a food business and what it takes to raise capital from individuals and groups who seek to invest in promising food startups.

This half-day workshop will bring together leading food investors, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and knowledgeable service providers to take you through the building blocks of creating multi-year financial projections and all legal considerations from forming an entity, to equity sharing, creating term sheets for investors, and more. We'll hear from successful founders who raised multi-millions for their early-stage ventures and you'll have a chance to network at our expert round tables on topics including lean marketing and branding, e-commerce, co-packing, product development, forming an advisory board, pricing strategy, equity plans, and fundraising.

You will leave the event with a clear understanding of fundraising fundamentals including building a financial model, all legal considerations, and what investors look for when evaluating a food startup opportunity.

Agenda:

8:30 AM - 9 AM Registration

9 AM - 9:15 AM Introductions and Breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Financial Modeling for Early-Stage CPG Startups

Led by Whipstitch Capital

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Raising Your First Round of Capital

Led by Jeremy Halpern, Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Group; Co-Lead, Food and Beverage Group, Nutter Law

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Inspiring Founder Story

Featuring Nico Enriquez, Founder of Willie's Superbrew

12:30 PM - 2PM Mentor Lunch and Office Hours

Roundtables will include experts from Wolf & Company, Nutter Law, Branch Venture Group angels investors, food industry experts, and community members)

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Wolf & Company, Nutter Law, Commonwealth Kitchen, and Branch Venture Group

Signup Today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraising-for-early-stage-food-entrepreneurs-tickets-61505346146

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June Community Table
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

June Community Table

Thursday, June 6, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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May Community Table
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

May Community Table

Friday, May 3, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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FOOD EDGE 2019
May
1
to May 2

FOOD EDGE 2019

  • Innovation and Design Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brands that want to be leaders in the industry of the future must find their innovative edge.

We believe innovation will define the future of the food industry. Our second-annual summit provides a unique opportunity to bring together the industry leaders, disruptive startups, leading researchers, and brands, to connect, share, and find their EDGE.

Packed with two days of keynotes, innovation workshops, and fireside chats, and nearly 400 attendees, we'll explore the trends, strategies and capabilities that will transform food as we know it.

For more information about the conference, please visit www.foodedge.co.

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April Community Table
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

April Community Table

Thursday, April 4, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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March Community Table #2
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

March Community Table #2

Tuesday, March 19, 2019   
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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March Community Table
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

March Community Table

Thursday, March 7, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
Anchor Conference Room (through Render Cafe)

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Selling on Amazon: Basics and Best Practices for Food Startups
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

Selling on Amazon: Basics and Best Practices for Food Startups

 
 

This 1-hour info session will provide you with the basics and best practices for selling your food products on Amazon.

We will cover:

  • Understanding Amazon’s #1 objective and how it impacts your biz

  • Touring an active seller account and learn the critical language

  • Hearing the simple, effective strategy used by small brands to compete

  • Understanding the 10 steps to create an irresistible product listing

  • Learning the Amazon profit equation and 11 critical costs

  • Getting the scoop on just announced, upcoming changes for sellers

  • Asking any question and receiving honest answers


PRESENTED BY:

Heather Sears, Marketer | Consultant | Author

Heather is an accomplished marketer, consultant, published author, and Branchfood member! She actively sells her kitchen products on Amazon and has done so for the last two years. Her products were named “hot new releases” and were immediately profitable. She is also an accomplished marketing executive and author of the award-winning book Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtimes. Heather has over 20 years of experience working with brands including Coors, Dunkin’ Donuts, Integrative Nutrition, PayPal and YP.com helping them navigate changing consumer mindsets and purchasing behavior. Heather has a BA with high honors from University of Michigan and MBA from Northwestern University. She lives in Boston with her husband and son where she plays tennis and enjoys cooking crave-worthy meals. Connect with her at www.heather-sears.com

Selling on Amazon: Basics and Best Practices for Food Startups
Thursday, April 5, 2018
1:00 - 2:00PM

CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
Meridian 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

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February Community Table
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

February Community Table

Thursday, February 7, 2019  
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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The Future of Cannabis
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Cannabis

The Future of Cannabis: Panel Discussion & Networking Event

If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then consider these stats:

  • In 2017, sales of medical and recreational cannabis in the U.S. were nearly nine times higher than Oreo cookies.

  • The Cannabis industry is on track to add as many as 340,000 full-time jobs by 2022.

  • In 2018, the marijuana industry created an estimated $28B-$34B in economic impact.

  • Total demand for marijuana in the U.S., including the black market, is around $52.5 billion.

At Branchfood we've seen plenty of new products making their way into the home. Cannabis is quickly advancing in both medicinal and leisure markets and some experts predict cannabis will develop into a craft industry similar to microbreweries and craft distilleries. Many options for infused food, drink, and personal care products made with cannabis derivatives like CBD and hemp are just the beginning. With so much innovation underway, 2019 will surely be the biggest year yet for industry development and maturation.

In continuation of our ongoing Future of Food panel series, we'll bring together leading industry experts for a discussion and networking event on the future of cannabis to understand the past, present, and future of the industry. Join us for this event and brush up on the latest on this fast-moving sector.

About the panelists

Charles Finnie

Chief Strategy Officer at Marimed Advisors

Charles Finnie leads corporate strategy, M&A, and investments at MariMed Advisors. MariMed designs, develops, finances, and optimizes the success of licensed medical cannabis cultivation, production, and dispensary facilities through its validated management. MariMed's team has developed or is in the process of developing state-of-the art regulatory-compliant facilities in Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. MariMed's facilities are models of excellence in horticultural principals, marijuana production, product development, and dispensary operations. In addition, MariMed is on the forefront of precision dosed branded products for the treatment of specific medical symptoms. Prior to his work at MariMed, Mr. Finnie was Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Roth Capital Partners, covering consumer health and wellness, specifically focusing on cannabis. He was Wall Street’s only research analyst focused solely on cannabis where he researched every major cannabis company in North America and was involved in launching some of the industry’s biggest players. He has over 25 years’ experience as an analyst and investor in emerging technology and energy companies.

Katrina Yolen

Senior Vice President of Marketing at Curaleaf

Katrina leads all marketing initiatives for Curaleaf. Curaleaf, Inc. is the largest multi-state operator in the fast-growing U.S. cannabis industry. Vertically integrated in 10 states, Curaleaf is rapidly expanding across the U.S. in states wherecannabis is legal. With over 25 dispensaries, Curaleaf operates the largest branded retail network and dispenses its own brand of Curaleaf premium medical cannabis products. Curaleaf medical cannabis is known for quality, safety and innovation, and is available in multiple productformats to meet a variety of consumer needs. Curaleaf is an industry leader in cultivation,processing, product development, and advocacy. Katrina is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working in mid-sized and large consumer packaged goods companies, as well as in startups. Prior to Curaleaf, Ms. Yolen served as Vice President of Marketing at Dancing Deer Baking Co., Director of Marketing at Weetabix North America, and held senior marketing roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Kraft Foods.

Patrick Connolly

Partner at Foley Hoag

Patrick is a partner in Foley Hoag's Business Department. Attorneys in Foley Hoag’s cannabis practice have unique insight and experience to assist cannabis and cannabis-related operators and investors with all aspects of their business from corporate formation and transactions, employment matters, intellectual property matters including trademarks, banking and finance issues, FDA and FTC compliance, legislative issues, business and regulatory disputes, and real estate transactions. They have experience obtaining state licenses and local approvals. In addition, they have represented both buyers and sellers of cannabis businesses as well as investors. They also advise clients regarding industrial hemp and CBD products. Patrick maintains a diverse business practice, focused on advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth clients on early-stage business matters, angel and venture financing, commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to emerging growth company clients, Patrick has represented a variety of investors in venture capital transactions.


Schedule

  • Networking and Arrival at 6:00 pm

  • Panel Discussion bagins at 6:30 pm

  • Q&A Session begins at 7:30 pm

  • Event ends at 8:30 pm

The Future of Cannabis
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CIC Boston

50 Milk

Lighthouse, 20th floor

Boston, MA 02109

Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-cannabis-tickets-54066395043

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January Community Table
Jan
3
12:00 PM12:00

January Community Table

Thursday, January 3, 2019   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Annual Holiday Bash
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Holiday Bash

It’s been another record-breaking year for food startups in New England!

Our entrepreneurs are mapping the global food supply chain, landing major funding for robot restaurants in partnership with culinary celebrities, leading positive food system change through new food recovery initiatives, creating novel biofilms, and a whole host of others are inspiring massive food industry evolution. Additionally, this past year, Branchfood has extended its support for early-stage food entrepreneurship through Branch Venture Group, our angel network comprised of industry veterans investing in food startups with three investments to date! 

We anticipate an even more impactful 2019 but want to celebrate the accomplishments of our local food community and all they have achieved this year.

Join us in celebration of these companies and more at our holiday gathering on Thursday, December 13th from 7 PM - 10 PM at Clover Food Lab in Boston's Financial District! 

Branchfood, Clover Food Lab, Brex, and Wolf & Company are teaming up once again to celebrate the awesome work of our fellow food innovators, startups, and entrepreneurs and look forward to celebrating with you too! 

We'll provide a delicious spread of new menu favorites from Clover, along with beer, wine, cider, and treats from local food startups launching and expanding to Boston. Additionally, you'll get to mix and mingle with food industry professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and more. Come hungry and ready to party! 

Schedule:

7:00PM - 8:00PM - Networking and food tasting

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Presentations from our event partners 

8:30PM - 10:00PM - Networking, food tasting, and celebrating

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December Community Table
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

December Community Table

Thursday, December 6, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Food
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Food

  • 50 Milk Street Boston, MA, 02109 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Join us for a networking mixer and panel discussion with local food and food tech entrepreneurs who launched and grew their startups in Boston!

This event is an opportunity for students across Boston, as well as community members, to network and hear from entrepreneurs who leveraged the local ecosystem to build industry-transforming businesses. This event is free and open to the community. Light food and drinks will be provided.

Hope to see you there!


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurial-opportunities-in-food-tickets-51304272460

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November Community Table
Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

November Community Table

Thursday, November 1, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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October Community Table
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

October Community Table

Thursday, October 4, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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The Future of Brewing
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Brewing

The Future of Brewing: Panel Discussion and Tasting Event

The global beer industry faces its greatest challenge in 50 years. According to McKinsey & Company, all at once, there is falling consumer demand, increasingly competitive products, heightened requirements by retailers and consumers, and tougher market access. This confluence of challenging developments is not merely creating temporary roadblocks for large beer manufacturers – it marks the beginning of a difficult era for the entire industry.

So what does the future of the industry look like?

Greater Boston's brewing scene is bubbling! Local companies are disrupting the industry and creating unique experiences, flavors, and combinations that rival the oldest brands.


On Wednesday, September 26th, Branchfood is teaming up with Wolf & Company PC and CIC to chat about the business of brewing and understand the past, present, and future of the industry. Join us for a panel of experts from local breweries - large, small, and in between - who will tell us how they got started, where they found funding, and how they brew, market, package, sell, and distribute their product, and where the industry is going.

Come thirsty AND hungry!

Get your tix today! http://bit.ly/branchfoodFOBrewing

About the Speakers

Rob Burns

President at Massachusetts Brewers Guild
Co-Founder and President at Nightshift Brewing

Rob is a Co-Founder and President of Nightshift Brewing and President of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. From its humble beginnings as a homebrewing operation, to its first home in a small warehouse in Everett, to its more recent life as a massive production and distribution operation with an extremely popular taproom, Night Shift Brewing has come a long way since its founding in 2012 by 3 Bowdin graduates. 


Maureen Fabry

Founder at CraftRoots Brewing

CraftRoots Brewing is Milford's first brewery! It is also the first 100% woman-owned "brick-and-mortar" brewery in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The company is a 7-barrel brewery with taproom, serving eight different beer styles daily. With sustainability at its core, CraftRoots Brewing is grounded in a truly grassroots idea: connect the circle between farmers, maltsters, brewers and beer lovers. CraftRoots opened in 2014 as an LLC and brewed its first batch of beer in 2015. In March 2017, the brewery opened in a warehouse in Milford.From 2016 to 2017, the brewery grew by 1,440 percent, from 20 barrels produced in 2016 to 308 in 2017. In 2017 it was named the fastest growing craft brewery in the USA.


Bruce Downes

Head of Marketing at Willie's Superbrew

Bruce leads marketing efforts for Willie's Superbrew, a craft beverage startup founded by a group of friends and graduates from Brown University. Willie’s Superbrew is creating an entirely new category for the alcoholic beverage industry. Superbrew is a cross between hard cider and spiked seltzer, made with all-natural, real ingredients at the Guild in Pawtucket. Two flavors, sparkling ginger and lemon and the new sparkling pomegranate and acai, combine superfoods in a refreshing drink that’s perfect for summertime sipping.



Schedule

  • Tasting starts at 6:00 pm

  • Panel Discussion starts at 6:30 pm

  • Q&A Session at 7:30 pm

  • Event ends at 8:30 pm

The Future of Brewing
Wednesday, September 26th, 201
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lighthouse, 20th floor

CIC Boston

50 Milk

Boston, MA 02109



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September Community Table
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

September Community Table

Thursday, September 6, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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August Community Table
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

August Community Table

Thursday, August 2, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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July Community Table
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

July Community Table

Thursday, July 12, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Angel Investment for High-Growth Food Startups
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Angel Investment for High-Growth Food Startups

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Branchfood and Branch Venture Group invite you to attend our second annual financing for food discussion focused on angel investment for high-growth food startups on Thursday, June 21st 6PM-8PM at 50 Milk Street in Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Areas of Focus:

  • Hear from investors on what financing food is all about what they look for in investments
  • Learn the terminology used by angel investors and venture capitalists
  • Understand the pros and cons of raising early-stage investment for your startup
  • Review the process for raising funding, timeline expectations, and documentation
  • Receive answers to your questions about the fundraising process

This panel discussion is ideal for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, individuals looking to connect with food investors, and anyone interested in food consumer packaged goods, food tech, and agtech business development, and finance.

Register at this link to attend!

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Angel Investing 101: Investing in Food Businesses
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6 - 8PM
 

SCHEDULE
6:00PM - 6:30PM - Arrival and Networking
6:30PM - 7:30PM - Opening Remarks + Panel Discussion on Angel Investment for Food
7:30PM - 8:30PM - Networking and Food Tasting

Additional parking information can be found here.


CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
Lighthouse 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

~Snacks and drinks will be provided

Thank you to our sponsor, Wolf & Company, for supporting food and innovation in Boston!

 

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June Community Table
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

June Community Table

Thursday, June 7, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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The Future of Grocery
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Grocery

Future of Food Series: The Future of Grocery

Fresh and packaged food delivered to your homecheckout-free shopping, and auto-replenishment are just a sample of the fast growing grocery innovations seen today.

In our 4th and final panel in the Future of Food Series, we will be speaking with New England's leading startup founders, consultants and market CEO's to discuss the latest trends in consumer purchasing, digital retailing, and grocery innovation. 

PRESENTERS
David Stone, CEO & Founder at Forager

David is a serial technology entrepreneur whose passion is to create and build innovative companies that take advantage of emerging market shifts. David is CEO & Founder at Forager, an early stage startup with a mission of making locally sourced food more widely available to all.

Cheryl Cronin, CEO at Boston Public Market

Cheryl Cronin has been a leader in numerous business and nonprofit organizations, with a particular interest in those that bring others to Boston and the Commonwealth and in the vitality of the city. She is the CEO at Boston Public Market, an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England.

John Maggiore, Owner at Maggiore's Sales and Marketing

John is a broker of Natural Food products to Supermarkets in New England. As a consultant, he specializes in Sales strategy for Natural, Organic and Specialty products. John also runs full day seminars and networking events on “Becoming a More Effective Sales Manager in the Natural and Specialty Channel" and "Operations and Supply Chain Management".

Arthur Ackles, VP of Merchandising and Buying at Roche Bros. Supermarkets
 

Branchfood Presents: The Future of Food Products
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 - 8:30PM

Lighthouse 20th Floor
CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110

Schedule
Event Networking & Demos begins at 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion starts at 6:30 pm
Event ends at 8:30 pm

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May Community Table
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

May Community Table

Thursday, May 3, 2018   
12:00 - 1:00 PM  
50 Milk Street, Boston  
5th Floor, Meridian Conference Room

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol, the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city! 

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

We'll see you there! 

www.meetup.com/branchfood

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Food Edge
May
1
to May 2

Food Edge

  • Innovation and Design Center (map)
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Join us for a two-day summit exploring the future of food.

Brands that want to be leaders in the industries of the future must find their innovative edge today.

Food Edge, is a first-of-its-kind summit that brings together the food industry’s largest brands, alongside dynamic startups and disruptive leaders, to help you find your brand’s edge.

Packed with two days of inspiring speakers, innovation workshops, and fireside chats, we'll explore the trends, strategies and capabilities that can become your edge in the marketplace — everything from sustainable sourcing and recipe innovation to product design, customer experience, and social media.

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