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Thursday, May 25 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Good Food Spotlight Pitch Competition

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FoodLab Detroit is proud to present our annual “Good Food Spotlight”, an interactive food business “pitchfest” that gives five entrepreneurs in the FoodLab community the chance to present their innovative business plans and receive immediate feedback from a panel of expert judges.

This is an exciting opportunity to meet face-to-face with the food entrepreneurs who took part in FoodLab’s Good Food Business Accelerator. For 10-weeks these entreprenuers have been working on their business model that's focused on developing solutions to increasing access to fresh, healthy, and high-quality food in Detroit.

During Detroit Startup Week, come watch James, Simple Supple Foods; Jane, Green House Soups & Chilis; Doniss, Living 4 Life Wellness; Evan, Nakee Butter and Priya, Nirmal for Disruptive Eating dazzle a live audience with their 5-minute business pitch in front of a panel of prolific industry experts who will provide candid feedback while the audience submits live polling feedback to help each business succeed.

The “Good Food Spotlight” will not only feature pitches from these five amazing food entrepreneurs, but it will include an audience of mentors, investors, buyers, writers, food enthusiasts and members of Detroit’s innovation and entrepreneurial community.

The winning food entrepreneur will be awarded a cash prize & mentorship to help them improve their financial projections and address immediate business needs, such as increasing profits and attracting investment.

6:00 PM - Doors open
7:00 PM - Community announcements + introductions
7:10 PM - Each entrepreneur gets 5 minutes to showcase their product. Experts share thoughts in the next 5. Audience vote on live-text questions entrepreneur wants feedback on.
8:15 PM - Drinks, food networking
9:00 PM - Doors close

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James Atto

Owner, Simple Supple Foods
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Jane Bate

Owner, GreenHouse Soups&Chili
Owner, GreenHouse Soups&Chili At GreenHouse we believe in "Hard Work, Working Together and Taking Time to Eat" We prepare Small-Batch, Hand-Craft Soups&Chili made with Premium-Primarily Local and Organic Ingredients.
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Priya Dass

Owner, Nirmal for disruptive eating
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Doniss Hicks

Owner, Living For Life Wellness
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Jess Sanchez McClary

CEO, In The Business of Food
Co-Founder, In The Business of FoodCo-Founder/CEO, McClary Bros. After founding McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars in 2012, the subsequent success led to founding In The Business of Food/IBF Detroit, a business support and development, consulting business for food entrepreneurs.
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Evan Weber

Owner, Nakee Butter

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
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Devita Davison

Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.
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Ederique Goudia

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Ederique Goudia is the Program Associate for FoodLab Detroit. Also, co-owner of Gabriel Hall, upcoming Creole restaurant to the West Village neighborhood and co-founder of In The Business of Food, LLC, a consulting agency for local food entrepreneurs.

Program Partner
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FoodLab Detroit

FoodLab was started out of the need to provide space for food entrepreneurs to connect and discuss the challenges of running a business with “good food” values. Today, FoodLab is a member-based non-profit organization with over 200 food distribution, processing, and retail food... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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