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The Future Of Food – Food Starter Newsletter

April 19, 2018
Deliciously good news and training for food entrepreneurs …
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Looking to the Future at the FPHRC Conference

Artificial Intelligence and cannabis at a food conference? These are just two of the topics the Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC) will examine at the 9th annual “Speaking Food” Conference as they explore the theme of “Looking to the Future.” This unique opportunity offers attendees the chance to look at the skills, technology, and training required in today’s (and tomorrow’s) fast-changing food industry.

This year’s event brings industry professionals, thought leaders, innovators, government and world-class speakers together under one roof to speak food. Food Starter is pleased to be one of the exhibitors. Come by our booth to meet Sandy Somers, our Executive Director, and Mingki Choi, our Marketing & Program Coordinator, to collaborate or see if Food Starter should be part of your future.

You can register online at this link.

May 16, 2018
Toronto Reference Library
Bram and Bloom Appel Salon


Boot Camped is Booked

The 6th cohort of our Market Feasibility Boot Camp completed their business plan presentations on April 3rd. Pictured left to right: Board members Colin Farnum, Pablo Heyman and Kelly Duffy provide insightful feedback to MFBC participants Julianna Morris, Amrita Guraya, and Leyla Ozgun. 

We’re pleased to announce that all spots in our 7th Market Feasibility Boot Camp cohort are filled. If you missed out, don’t worry. We are taking applications for cohort #8 scheduled to start in the fall.  This targeted, 12-week course is designed specifically to help pre-revenue and early-stage food innovators arrive at that crucial go/no-go decision. Space is limited. Click herefor program details. Click here to apply.


The Next Step – Food Commercialization Program

Got a product and a business plan but aren’t sure how to take things to the next level? Our Food Commercialization Program – Launch Stage might be for you. You’ll learn crucial promotion skills including branding, pitching, merchandising, and sales and marketing. On the production end, you’ll learn about supply chain, inventory, traceability and recall, and much more. This program also includes affordable access to shared production and packaging equipment. The next cohorts, which delivers 16 sessions over 3-months, starts May 2nd. If you’re not sure where your business stands, take our 15-minute Food Biz QuizClick here to apply. For more information, contact [email protected]


Baru Seeds Make a Canadian Debut


Never heard of baru seeds? You will. This Brazilian superfood is delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly, and just might help save the world. No. Really. Read our Next Big Thing to find out more about Baru Baron and how Shand Santos brings this small but mighty snack to Canada.

St. Lawrence Farmers’ Market
Each Saturday, we feature two of Food Starter clients at our St. Lawrence Farmer’s Market booth. Vendors not only showcase their goods, they receive vital customer feedback, and have a chance to meet the buying public face-to-face. Interested in this market opportunity? Contact [email protected]
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