SUMMIT SCHEDULE

We’re hard at work designing an interactive and hands-on Summit that will provide the resources, relationships, and expertise needed to grow your businesses.  Take a sneak-peak at the workshops and sessions that are in the works!

 

The range of workshops will cover the Entrepreneur to Table lifecycle including: how to bootstrap your business, branding and marketing strategies, distribution, local sourcing, creating and implementing a sustainable business model, the stages of financing, design thinking, lean startup, time management for innovation, and more.

interactive-icon  Interactive Sessions

Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, June 1

Get immediate feedback on your business idea from fellow entrepreneurs and investors in a fun, interactive “speed-dating” format designed to give everyone the opportunity to build relationships and connections.

Ready, Set, PITCH!
Thursday, June 1
Do you have a concept for a potential food or ag business that you want feedback on?  Or a new idea to expand your business?This is your opportunity to pitch your idea to potential investors and seasoned entrepreneurs! The three entrepreneurs with the most compelling pitches will receive 3 hours of personal coaching from Windham Grows Directors Jim Verzino and Cairn Cross!
Fail Friday: Lessons from Failure in Business

Friday, June 2

You’re not alone! Learn from the experiences, challenges, and learnings of seven emerging entrepreneurs based upon their involvement with Windham Grows Business Hatchery. Ask questions, avoid the pitfalls of fellow entrepreneurs and take home some sage advice you can apply to your business!

 

volunteer-icon-grey2  Hands-On Training

From Idea to Pitch: What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Pitching Their Business

Thursday, June 1

Your pitch is the most effective tool you have in landing investors, clients and partners to grow your business. Learn how to turn your idea into a compelling pitch. Then practice your pitch at the Read, Set, Pitch session later in the day!

id-verification-increase-revenue  Growing Your Business

How To Get Your Product On The Shelf

Thursday, June 1

How do you go from idea to shelf? Learn from distributors and retailers how to get your product on the shelf and into stores in this interactive panel discussion.  

 

Choosing your Business Structure
Thursday, June 1
How do you know what business structure is right for your business? We’ll explore ins and outs of co-ops, employee-owned and beyond!
How To Do Well by Doing Good

Friday, June 2

Explore the bridge between being a conscious entrepreneur and succeeding financially as a business owner.