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The Edible Startup Summit is back! Join start-up food businesses, resource people and industry experts for this intensive training program on starting, maintaining, and expanding a food business. The two-day Summit will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 8:00 a.m.-4:20 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the American Family Training Center in Madison.

Summit topics include: 

  • Trends in the food sector
  • Business and financial planning
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Business incorporation
  • Food Safety & Licensing
  • Working with retailers and distributors
  • Financing your business

Attendees will hear from seasoned entrepreneurs in two panels:

Day One: "Getting Started: product development, business planning, and marketing."

Day Two: "Scaling up: distribution, social media & business sustainability."

Co-hosted by DATCP's Agriculture and Food Center's Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program and Dane County UW-Extension, the Edible Startup Summit is ideal for people who have been considering starting a local food business, those who are in the early stages of development, and for food businesses seeking to expand or diversify. Entrepreneurs who attend will leave with ideas and a head start on business planning, a network of entrepreneur friends, and a resource list of people and organizations who can help you with your venture.

The registration fee for one day of Edible Startup Summit is $50. Registration closes on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Morning snack/coffee and lunch is included in the price.

Register here: 

For more information, contact DATCP's Kietra Olson at 608-224-5112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Becky Paris at 608-224-5051 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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