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Wednesday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cooking Up A Business: Lesson for Food Entrepreneurs

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Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start?  This panel discussion isn't just for anyone who is thinking about starting a food business, it's for anyone who is thinking about starting a business, period.  The compelling stories from these entrepreneurs will illustrate it's truly possible to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality, but you can't do it by yourself, you'll need the support and guidance from mentors, coaches, like-minded peers and industry experts! 

Moderated by Jess McClary: 
The panelist include: Doniss Hicks, Living 4 Life Wellness; Raphael Wright, Urban Plug L3C; Evan Webber, Nakee & Co.; Jane Bates, GreenHouse Soups & Chili

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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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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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Doniss Hicks

Owner, Living For Life Wellness
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Evan Weber

Owner, Nakee Butter
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Raphael Wright

Founder, Urban Plug L3C
Raphael Wright is an entrepreneur, investor, and author from Detroit. Wright is the co-founder of Urban Plug L3C, a social investment conglomerate designed to empower Detroit's inner city economy through entrepreneurial ventures and group investment opportunities. Wright is an active... Read More →

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 →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MSU Detroit Center 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201