Driving Innovation in Chicago's Booming Good Food Landscape

In its 8th year, FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference is the Midwest’s premiere event for thought leaders, innovators, stakeholders and entrepreneurs to learn, connect, cultivate ideas and drive innovation in Chicago’s booming Good Food landscape. Businesses in FamilyFarmed’s network, which includes the Good Food Accelerator, have generated over $50 million in financing.

Insightful presentations and panel discussions, a live Pitch Competition, dynamic networking and a Financing Fair will make up this year’s Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference on June 19 at Morgan Manufacturing.


Early Program Lineup Includes Good Food Industry Stars

John Foraker, Keynote Speaker
John was the longtime CEO of Annie’s Homegrown, which sold for $820 million in 2014. He now if Co-Founder and CEO of organic baby food startup Once Upon a Farm; actress Jennifer Garner is the company’s Chief Brand Officer.

Carlotta Mast
Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network’s Senior Vice President of Content and Insights, will then join John Foraker in an engaging Fireside Chat. New Hopes produces the annual Natural Products EXPO events (West and East) and other industry-leading programming.

Entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders gain industry insights through thought-provoking Industry Leadership Panel Discussions and may participate the dynamic Financing Fair, Pitch Event and Networking Reception.


 

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