The Launch

8-11Am educational SESSIONS by track

11AM-1PM LUNCH & NETWORKING

1-3PM more educational sessions by track

3-5PM informational networking

Food Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Realtors, Developers, Planners, and Service Providers

are encouraged to participate in any track

THREE TRACKS:  Startup . Scale-up . Accelerate

 
 
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sTARTuP tRACK For New Businesses

Entrepreneurs in pre-production, making small batches out of a home kitchen; pulling together a business plan, conducting market research, or still on the couch waiting to take that leap of faith.

MORNING

What's your dream?  Pitch your idea to a network of small business counselors and outline your plan in Business Model Canvas

AFTERNOON

Meet the experts in a fast-paced networking environment

  • Legal 101
  • Branding
  • Labeling & packaging
  • Licensing & permitting

sCALE-uP tRACK FOR gROWING bUSINESSES

Entrepreneurs or small businesses in production who have already hired their first employee.

MORNING

Make your pitch!  Get ready to:

  • Scale growth
  • Build your workforce
  • Secure equity, grants and financing

AFTERNOON

  • Meet wholesale buyers in a relaxed networking environment

accelerate TRACK for businesses on the move

Medium sized businesses in full production looking to scale-up for regional, national or international markets.

MORNING

Is it time to grow? Learn how to:

  • Scale your business through a physical expansion
  • Access national and global markets
  • Create a capital stack to finance expansion

AFTERNOON

  • Global exports with a field trip to Portland's International Marine Terminal
  • Real estate development with a field trip to Portland's Bayside neighborhood