Schedule 2018


Time Topic Presenter
8:00-8:30am Registration & Coffee
8:30-9:00am Welcome, Opening
9:00-10:00am Morning Plenary: Food Business Trends and
Market Research
Tera Johnson, Food Finance Institute
10:00-11:00am Entrepreneur Panel: Building a Sustainable Business Josie Chu, Madame Chu
Laurel Burleson, Ugly Apple Cafe
Jamaal Stricklin, SuperCharge! Foods
Mandy Shipler, Mandy’s Mood Food
11:00am-12:00pm Business Planning Breakout Sessions
(1) Dreamers: First Sage Business Planning Using the Lean Canvas
(2) Early Stage Start-ups: Business Panning Financials
(3) Growing Businesses: Financing your Growth
(1) Paul Dietman, Compeer Financial
(2) Peter Robertson, Tribe 9 Foods
(3) Tera Johnson, Food Finance Institute
12:00-12:45pm Lunch and Resource Organization Pitches
12:45-1:20pm WLFN Local Foods Expo You are invited to showcase your product!
1:30 – 3:00pm Flash Workshops & 1:1 Consultations with experts Multiple workshops, see here
3:00 – 4:00pm Food Safety and Licensing Brian Jorata & Arthur Ness, DATCP Food Safety Division Staff
4:00 – 4:45pm Food Safety Breakout Sessions
(1) Retail & Mobile Food (restaurant, food truck, catering)
(2) Food processing (canning, dry goods, baked goods)
(1) Brian Jorata, DATCP Food Scientist
(2) Arthur Ness, DATCP Food Scientist
4:45 – 5:30pm Networking Time & Turn in Evaluations