Food for Thought & Beer Bash with the MIT Museum

Food for Thought & Beer Bash with the MIT Museum
Event on 2017-07-18 19:00:00
Prepare your taste buds for a night of food, science and culture! Join us at the MIT Museum as we speed-geek our way around the block in a progressive dinner adventure that could include gourmet sticky buns, tacos, freshly-brewed coffee, local wine, burgers, or sake. Then, enjoy a late night at the Museum and explore at least 12 tastings of products from local breweries! 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Food, science & culture tastings 8:30-10:30 p.m. Beer Bash @ the MIT Museum  Tastings (Seating begins at 6:45 p.m. and you must be 21+ to attend.) Gather your friends and choose one of three different tracks that celebrate food, culture and science as represented on our block (181-313 Mass Ave, Cambridge). Enjoy special tastings and hear from the minds behind the venues — chefs, founders — who will discuss baking science, the evolution of coffee, the archaeology of the city of Saloniki, and more! Participants in this portion of the event will check-in at the first venue listed on their ticket and end at the MIT Museum in time for the Beer Bash. Venues include:  PAGU – Creating Artificial Intelligence for Flavor Discovery: Tracy Chang (PAGU Chef and Founder) and Beth Altringer (Harvard Professor) Darwin's – The Evolution of Coffee Brewing: Steven Darwin (Founder)  Heartbreak Hill Running Company – How to Run A Marathon in Less than 2 Hours: Justin Burdon and Dan Fitzgerald (Founders). Running fuel provided by Mother Juice. Be prepared to take a brief running test, so wear your running shoes or borrow some at the venue. MIT Press Bookstore – How to Make the Best Burger Naco Taco – Tasty Tales with Tortillas  Toscanini's @ the MIT Museum – Creamy, Cultured & Cold: Gus Rancatore (Founder)  Central Bottle – Two of a Kind: Wine & Cheese: Lisa Collins (Cheesemonger) and Liz Vilardi (Founder)  Flour Bakery – The Science of Baking: Sarah Wallace (Flour Pastry Training Chef)  Saloniki – Greek Hospitality and the City of Saloniki: Jonathan Mendez (COO and Co-Founder) Beer Bash and Late Night Admission to the MIT Museum, 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (You must be 21+ to attend; beer tasting ends at 10:30 p.m.; separate ticketing available.) Can't make it to the food & culture program? No worries, as the night will just be getting started! Join us for an opportunity to sample beer from some of the best local brewers in the greater Boston area. Each ticket includes 12 tastings of a variety of beers and ciders as well as after-hours admission to the MIT Museum. And, use your event wristband to receive discounts from participating sponsors!  Confirmed Brew Partners: Aeronaut Brewing Company Bantam Cider Down the Road Brewery Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company  Farmer Willie's Flying Dreams Brewing Company Ipswich Ale Brewery Lamplighter Brewing Lord Hobo Brewing Stay tuned — there is more to come!  A special thanks to the Central Square Business Association.

at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, United States

Food Startup Education Series

Food Startup Education Series
Event on 2016-10-13 18:30:00
Calling all food entrepreneurs!  This Fall Branchfood is teaming up with food industry experts, mentors, and investors, to provide the education you need to launch and grow a successful food business. We'll cover everything from accounting and planning to media & PR, legal, and digital marketing for food ventures. The workshop content is geared towards aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage founders looking to get things right the first time or improve existing practices. Workshops are hands on and space is limited so get your tickets early! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Topics and Dates Accounting & Planning Workshop: Thursday, September 29thMedia & PR Workshop: Thursday, October 13thLegal Workshop: Wednesday, October 19thDigital Marketing Workshop: Saturday, October 22nd Workshop Details Accounting & Planning Workshop: Thursday, September 29th, 6:30PM – 8:30PMThis workshop will cover the components of a strong accounting and planning foundation for your food startup. We'll cover accounting basics along with equity agreements, contracts, stock option grants, bank statements, deposits, receipts, credit card statements, payroll information, and tax filings. Come prepared with questions and gain a greater understanding of your food business in numbers including where you are currently and how you can grow!Kevin Martin @ Kevin P. Martin & Associates Kevin P. Martin, Jr. is the Managing Director of Kevin P. Martin & Associates, a CPA and business consulting firm with local offices in Boston, Braintree and Danvers and affiliates in every major city throughout the world. Kevin and the firm work with all types of companies from start-up to private equity placement to exit strategy, many of which include food businesses at all stages.  Media & Public Relations Workshop: Thursday, October 13th, 6:30PM-8:30PMThis workshop will focus on making the most of media and PR for your food startup. For early stage businesses, media and PR can be huge opportunities for raising awareness about your new product or service. We'll focus on developing a media strategy for target audiences, understanding the media landscape, how each entity works, how to work with them, and how to make the most of PR tools and resources avaialble.   Nicole Russo @ Nicole Russo Communications Nicole Russo is one of the leading food and hospitality publicists in New England. With more than 15 years' experience in the media and PR industry, she has helped launch some of the region's most successful restaurants, chefs, and food brands including Todd English Enterprises, Legal Sea Foods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Restaurant Dante, Putitan 7 Co. and FIRE & iCE. She is also the Executive Vice President at 451 Marketing.  Legal Workshop: Wednesday, October 19th, 6:30PM – 8:30PMThis workshop will bring you up to speed on the legal considerations of launching a food product or food tech business. We'll cover how to get your food business up and running as quickly as possible, setting up and structuring your company, legal compliance for handling and selling food products, employment law basics, intellectual property, and common mistakes startups make that can save you tons!Jeremy Halpern @ Nutter McClennen & Fish, Edible Ventures Group  Jeremy Halpern is a Partner and Director of Business Development for Nutter MCclennen & Fish and founder of the Edible Ventures Group. Jeremy’s legal practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support. Serving as the firm’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Jeremy often works on strategy and corporate development matters with companies, investors, and executives in technology, life sciences and the food and beverage industry. Jeremy is the founder and Managing Director for the Edible Ventures Group, a Boston-based angel investment group that provides seed equity funding to early-stage high growth consumer food and beverage companies.  Digital Marketing Workshop: Saturday, October 22nd, 11AM – 3PMIn this workshop you'll learn the ins and outs of digital marketing tools and platforms that work best for your food business. You will walk away with 3 actionable ideas for their marketing strategy and the knowledge to prioritize their digital marketing efforts to earn the biggest return for your business. This will be a longer form Saturday workshop.Nikki Nash @ Nikki Nash Consulting Nikki Nash is a female entrepreneur and business coach with deep experience in digital marketing for food businesses. Nikki's mission is to empower and inspire fellow entrepreneurs to build the company of their dreams and provide them with the tools needed to acquire and retain customers. Nikki works closely with businesses to build brand positioning, acquisition, and retention strategies and marketing plans needed to grow their business. Nikki has worked on brand management, marketing, and media planning for both Coca-cola and Kraft foods.

at CIC Boston
50 Milk Street , 5th floor Meridian Conference Room
Boston, United States