A team of small business experts is hosting a food and beer business bootcamp this Sunday evening, July 19, in Bend. The event aims to provide small food producers and craft brewers with a free, 90-minute crash course in crowdfunding, marketing and scalability.

It’s part of the 10-city Food Biz Road Trip. The tour is organized by six organizations: Small Biz Triage, Hey Chef!, Small Food Business, Crowdfund Better, BreweryResources and The Crowdfunding Centre (UK).

From the news release:

“With the ongoing obsession with tech startups, we’ve seen a gaping hole in biz support for small food producers and craft brewers,” says founder Nate Wright of Small Biz Triage. “And with the recent hunger for a human touch in biz, hitting the road and getting in the trenches with these creative entrepreneurs seemed to be the best way to help them out.”

“Over $16 billion was raised by crowdfunding in 2014 alone … and a huge chunk of that funneled into the craft food and beer biz, with successful campaigns in this niche raising an average of $16,000,” says Kathleen Minogue, partner and crowdfunding consultant at Crowdfund Better.

Bend is the fourth city in the tour. The bootcamp is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at the JEM Tasting Room in NWX. There’s room for 25 owner-operators and spots are still available.

Register here.

An invite-only gathering at Broken Top Bottle Shop will follow.

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

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