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UPSTART FOODS Business Conference

Posted on 9/30/2012 by Rebecca Layton Gunter

Food Business Incubator Upstart Foods, born out of the popular Grey Market DC, is helping food-focused entrepreneurs to understand the complex social, political, financial, and legal aspects that come with launching a food business in DC.  We are honored to participate!  Rebecca Layton Gunter will give a presentation on Marketing in the 21st Century called “Modern Marketing and New Media for the Food-Focused Entrepreneur: The Art of Storytelling, Connecting, and Influencing to Create and Sustain Brand Loyalty” and Chef Rich Gunter will be on the afternoon panel on Overcoming Obstacles.

Join service providers, consultants and small business owners on Saturday October 13th at the Emergence Community Arts Collective from 12-7pm for the first-ever Upstart Foods Business Conference.


Emergence Community Arts Collective
12–7 PM at 733 Euclid Street, NW
*Register: by October 7. Fee: $20
Sponsored by the DC Social Innovation Project.


Session I: 12-12:45 PM – Financing with Brandon Clark, CPA

Session II: 12:45-1:45 PM – Marketing in the 21st century with Rebecca Layton Gunter, President, operation:eatery

Session III: 1:45-3PM – Legal Advice with Darryl Maxwell, Managing Attorney, DC Bar Pro Bono Program

Entrepreneurialship Forum: Overcoming Hurdles – 3:30-5 PM
Moderated by Justin Harrison, Founder,, FoodLifeFoundation
Chris Bradshaw, Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud
Kera Carpenter, Chef/Owner Domku Bar & Cafe and Founder, NURISH: The Center
for a Creative Culinary Economy and the StartUp Kitchen project

Rich Gunter, Vice President of Operations & Culinary Services, operation:eatery
Invited: Douglas Singer, Restaurant Consultant
Invited: Kristi Whitfield, Former President of Food Truck Association

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