Fresh Collective founders Maggie Battista and Leigh Belanger will moderate a conversation on the many paths to funding your dream food business. We’ll learn from a range of female business owners at different stages about what worked for them and what didn’t. Panelists will discuss the various ways to raise money–from working with investors to crowdfunding, from getting bank loans to applying for grants or awards.
The panel includes:
- Jody Adams, chef and co-owner of TRADE, Porto, and Saloniki Greek
- Teresa Maynard, owner of Sweet Teez Bakery
- Evy Chen, owner of Evy Tea
- Heather Schmidt, owner of Landsmith (forthcoming; and co-owner Union Square Donuts)
- Bev Armstrong, owner of Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer
Each ticket comes with a free drink from our cash bar–you can buy additional beer and wine, too. Several of our favorite local food makers will sell and sample their goods, so you can snack, sip, and mingle before and after the panel. Stay tuned for vendor announcements. See you there!
The panel begins at 7pm sharp.
WHEN: MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
WHERE: Alley Powered by Verizon | 10 Ware St, Cambridge, MA
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019.