The Food Incubation Summit

Detailed Agenda

Arrival and check-in

Location: The Guild Properties (Guild East 6th at The Arnold, The Indie, and The Corazon)

Attendees arrive and check in to the Guild Hotel (or other accomodations)

5-7 PM 

Welcome Reception

Location: Barzon at Takoba (1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702)

Light apps provided, cash bar. 

Detailed Agenda

Tues Oct 22

Arrival and check-in

Location: The Guild Properties (Guild East 6th at The Arnold, The Indie, and The Corazon)

Attendees arrive and check in to the Guild Hotel (or other accomodations)

5-7 PM 

NICK Welcome Reception

Location: Barzon at Takoba (1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702)

The NICK Welcome Reception is designed to kick off the Summit. Meet up with friends old and new!

 

Light apps provided, cash bar

7 PM 

Dinner on your own

Location: East Austin

Wed Oct 23

Annual Meeting

Location: Meet at Relay (1023 Springdale Rd #11A, Austin, TX 78721)

7:30-9 AM 

Mentoring Madness

1:1 mentoring sessions with experts. Sign up required. 

 

Mentors: Chuck Wolfe (Claggett Wolfe Associates), Collen Beard (Recipe Box Inc.), Kathryn Nyquist (New Venture Advisors), Ned Klein (Mile Rock), Dave Hegnauer (The City Kitchen), Dana Winstead (The City Kitchen), Jessica Morgan (Chef Space), Teri Kidwell (ATK Design Studios, LLC), Samantha Schaffstall (USDA), Geoff Madding (Nextbite Brands) 

8-9 AM

Registration, coffee, breakfast, & networking

Coffee and breakfast tacos served

9:00-9:45 AM

Keynote: 2019 State of the Shared Kitchen Industry - ESI Report Highlights

Opening keynote presentation with Summit organizer Ashley Colpaart, CEO The Food Corridor

9:50-10:50 AM

Quick Fire Sessions: Innovative Approaches

Speakers: Sean Gartland (Flint Food Works), Nina Berman (Mandela Partners), Roz Freeman (Commonwealth Kitchen), Nathaniel Brooks (Commonwealth Kitchen), Dave Hegnauer (The City Kitch), Dana Winstead (The City Kitch)

10:50-11 AM

Announcements & Morning Break 

Coffee and snacks available

11 AM-12 PM

Panel: Emerging Incubation & Acceleration Programs

Rick Hall (Prepped (Arizona State University), Sarah Nathan (Chobani Incubator), Jillian Rago (Foodbytes), Tessa Price (WeWork Labs)

12-1 PM

Catered lunch & Networking

1-4 PM

Collaborative Break-out Sessions

Concurrent Sessions 1: 1-1:50pm 

EXPERT PRESENTATION: Designing and Implementing Your First Food Incubation Program

Speaker: Chuck Wolfe (Claggett Wolfe Associates)

EXPERT LED PANEL: Level Up Your Food Incubation Program- Tools, Resources, Curriculum, and More 

Speakers: Sean Gartland (Flint Food Works), Roz Freeman (Commonwealth Kitchen), Bill Seretta (Fork Food Lab)

 

FIRESIDE CHAT: Changing the Narrative: Why Telling Your Entrepreneurs’ Stories Matter and the Impact They Can Have on Your Kitchen

Speaker: Emiliana Puyana (La Cocina) 

 

Break: Snacks Available

Concurrent Sessions 2: 2-2:50pm

EXPERT LED PANEL: (Food) Safety First! HAACP, Design, Regulation and Enforcement for a Safe Kitchen Environment

Speakers: Ned Klien (Mile Rock) , Cathy Davies (Food Industry Employment Program), Angela Montalbano (Association of Food and Drug Officials)

 

PEER EXCHANGE: How Do Others Do This? Peers Talk Kitchen Operations and Growth

Speakers: Rob Batchelder (Chefscape), Zac Reinberger (Central Kitchen Cleveland), Nathaniel Brooks (Commonwealth Kitchen)

FIRESIDE CHAT" Did I See a Ghost? Emerging Trends in Virtual Restaurants and Cloud Kitchens 

Speakers: Jenn Hier (Nextbite)

Break: Snacks Available

Concurrent Sessions 3: 3-3:50pm

PEER EXCHANGE: We Did It! Stories From Newly Launched Kitchens

Speakers: Nick Simonetti (Akron Food Works), Cortney Gumbleton (Locavore), Tracie Shelton (Alamo Kitchens)

 

EXPERT LED PANEL: They're Growing! How to Help Your Food Businesses Scale With Services

Speakers: Jonathan Press (Galley), Will Ahearn (Dirty Hands), Brandon Hernandez (Whole Brain Consulting), Carl Joachim (EPAC Packaging)

 

EXPERT LED PANEL: Strategies for Reaching and Empowering Underserved Populations

Speakers: Kara Martin (Food Innovation Network), Paty Fungera (La Cocina VA), Samantha Schaffstall (USDA), Jessica Morgan (Chef Space)

 

Break & Announcements

4-5 PM

Austin's Kitchens: Panel Discussion

Keeping Austin Weird: A discussion with Austin's emerging shared kitchens

Shalou Barth (GhostLine), Max Kunik (RPM Kitchens), Joi Chevalier (The Cook's Nook), Drew Barrett (PREP ATX)

5 PM

Rideshare back to hotels 

5:30 PM 

Dinner on your own

Location: East Austin

7-9 PM 

VIP Dinner (by invitation only)

Location: Intero 2612 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

Thurs Oct 24

8-8:50 AM

WakeUp CPG: Morning Coffee Meetup

Location: Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos Street #105 Austin, TX 78702

Coffee provided

8:50 AM

Austin Food System Bus Tour

Location: Bus tour pick up outside of the Corazon building on 5th street

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3 PM 

Bus tour drop off

5 PM

Austin Food Incubation Showcase

Location: WeWork - Congress

600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

5:15-6 PM

Ecosystems Panel with Austin Leaders

Mason Arnold (Cece's Veggie Co.) Genevie Gilbreath (Springdale Ventures) Marissa Epstein (The University of Texas Nutrition Institute)  Bader Alam (CAVU Venture Partners)

6-6:30 PM

Austin Food Entrepreneur CPG Showcase 

6:30-8 PM

Music, Food, & Celebration

Food by Cook’s Nook and 3 Small Plates and Texas Swing Music by Big Cedar Fever

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