ESS 2020 Program

Edible Startup Summit 2020

Edible Startup Summit 2020 is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9 – Tuesday, Nov. 10. You can attend as many sessions as you like for the bargain price of $25.00. Scholarships will also be available.

Register through Eventbrite here: Edible Startup Summit 2020 

The Edible Startup Summit focuses on early stage food businesses. Co-hosted by UW-Madison Extension Dane County and the UW-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program, the state-wide summit offers comprehensive education sessions on what it takes to develop a local food business.

Experts from across the state will provide information on a wide range of topics including:

  • trends in food business
  • how to write a business plan
  • food safety requirements
  • how to create a unique brand
  • business innovation during Covid-19
  • how to get a product onto the grocery shelf
  • how to work with a distributor
  • on-line ordering systems

For more information, contact Extension’s Community Food Systems Program outreach manager, Erin Peot, at

If you need language interpretation or other accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Sharon Lezberg at