ESS 2020

Edible Startup Summit 2020

The virtual Edible Startup Summit 2020 was held on Nov. 9 – Nov. 10, 2020. Under the ESS 2020 drop-down menu, you can find the Program at a Glance, Session Descriptions, Speakers & Consultants, One-on-one Consulting Sessions, Co-sponsors, and Presentation Slides & Handouts.

Facebook Event Links: Spanish; HMoob; English

Download the flyer for this event in different languages here:

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 provided 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

The Summit is organized by UW-Madison Extension Dane County and the UW-Madison Extension Food Systems Program, with support from the UW Food Finance Institute, UW-Madison’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Compeer Financial, FEED Kitchens, the Entrepreneur group of Dane County Food Council, and Tribe 9 Foods.