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Food / Consumer Package Goods [clear filter]
Monday, October 3
 

5:00pm

Meet+Shake: The Food Biz Happy Hour

This food-focused networking event hosted by Food+City and Food Tech Austin will bring together the vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors, producers, technologists, advocates and enthusiasts that are making a change in the food ecosystem. Kickoff ATX Startup Week with food biz friends and indulge in sips and bites from local purveyors.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Track Leads / Core Team
avatar for Jen Heitler

Jen Heitler

Program Director, Food+City

Monday October 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

10:00am

Trends in CPG | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Whats new and happening the world of CPG? From packaging and new technologies to flavors and ingredients, we'll be discussing what’s new, emerging and on the cusp in the world of packaged goods. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Mason Arnold

Mason Arnold

Veggie Nerd, Veggie Noodle Co
I like to talk about food and sustainability and technology!
avatar for Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen

Co-Founder and CEO, Rhythm Superfoods
avatar for David Kirchhoff

David Kirchhoff

CEO, Snap Kitchen

Organizers
avatar for Lynda Berrios

Lynda Berrios

Owner, Little Spoon Consulting
A Texas native with over 12 years in the grocery industry, Lynda Berrios started Little Spoon Consulting to support start-up & emerging food businesses in Austin & beyond. With a passion for & a deep knowledge of the grocery world, Berrios has helped hundreds of producers bring their... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

12:00pm

Hot Sauce in Your Bag: How Spicy Does Your Food Marketing Need to Be? | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Pitching food bloggers and not getting a nibble? Are your likes on social media not as piping hot as you would like? Do you feel that you just don’t have the right recipe to make your brand drool-worthy? This panel focuses on getting the perfect blend of social chatter, media pitching and other outside-the-recipe box ideas to really get people talking the right way about your company. Our panel members will provide insight from various backgrounds and past experiences to show you the ins and outs of appropriate pitching techniques, social media 101 and more. Because you can slay. All day.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
avatar for Addie Broyles

Addie Broyles

Food Writer, Austin American-Statesmen

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kealey

Emily Kealey

President, Conversation Piece Marketing & PR
avatar for April Riggs

April Riggs

Media Coordinator, High Brew Coffee
avatar for Kristin Sheppard

Kristin Sheppard

Creative Director; President, Giant Squid Media; Austin Food Bloggers Alliance (AFBA)


Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Rebrands & Redesigns | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Learn how to navigate some exciting (but often treacherous!) creative waters! Well be discussing best practices, solid strategies and what makes a successful transition from one look, feel and brand story to another through the lens of packaged goods. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Yauss Berenji

Yauss Berenji

Co-Owner, Skull & Cakebones
avatar for Martha Pincoffs

Martha Pincoffs

President, Hat Creek Provisions
Branding/Marketing/Product Development
avatar for Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens

Founder and Principal, Seven Creative
I'm a designer passionate about working with small companies — especially in the food and consumer packaged goods space — to bring their products to market with smart, effective and beautiful design. In the soup pot: 12 years of experience as art director at Whole Foods Market... Read More →

Organizers
avatar for Lynda Berrios

Lynda Berrios

Owner, Little Spoon Consulting
A Texas native with over 12 years in the grocery industry, Lynda Berrios started Little Spoon Consulting to support start-up & emerging food businesses in Austin & beyond. With a passion for & a deep knowledge of the grocery world, Berrios has helped hundreds of producers bring their... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, October 6
 

2:00pm

Want to Start a Food or Beverage Company? | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Want to start a food or beverage company? Have a great idea that isn't found on retail shelves? We'll show you what it's REALLY like to launch into the food scene with your innovative product.

We'll address the challenges of launching a food or beverage startup from the very beginning stages and show you what its like to put your own sweat and tears into the launch along with the back-breaking, hard labor realities of "getting your product out there". We'll also tell you why many of us wouldn't have it any other way.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for TRISH WESEVICH

TRISH WESEVICH

OWNER, CAPITAL KITCHENS


Thursday October 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Kitchens 1606 W. Stassney Ln, Suite 1, Austin, TX 78745

4:00pm

Art and Tech, Meet Chocolate | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How Maggie Louise Confections Combines Design Expertise with e-Commerce to Create Unique Chocolate Experiences

Join us at our East Austin boutique and participate in an exclusive tour of our chocolate kitchen for an inside look at our artisan chocolate process. Then, sample our sweets while we share insights and lessons learned from the launch of our MLC Studio, an interactive online feature where clients customize their own chocolate boxes.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Callahan

Maggie Callahan

CEO and Creative Director, Maggie Louise Confections


Thursday October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Maggie Louise Confections 1017 E 6th Street