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