Chicago Foodpreneurs: Big Brands Edition

In a city of food-lovers, we’ll delve into the complex and impressive world of food and beverage businesses in Chicago. Join some of Chicago’s top food entrepreneurs and brands as they share their journeys, entrepreneurial struggles – including growing pains, trends, and the Chicago landscape – and what it really takes to grow and run a successful food and beverage business in Chicago. The panel discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

All Experts:

Erin Bassett
Co-Founder, Windy City Blogger Collective
Philip Tadros
Co-Founder, CEO, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Aquanaut Beer, Doejo
Ryan Arnold
Sommelier & Wine Director, Lettuce Entertain You
Matt Matros
Founder and Board Director, Protein Bar; CEO, Farmed Here, LLC
Jennifer Solberg Katzman
Co-Founder, Rhine Hall Distillery
Anne Owen
Co-Owner, Owen + Alchemy
Kit Graham
Co-Founder, Windy City Blogger Collective

Philip Tadros - Founder
Founder of Doejo an award winning Innovation Studio and INC 5,000 Company. Tadros also Founded and Manages Space by Doejo a Co-working loft in River North. Tadros was featured on CNBC “Planet of the Apps” and a Moxie Award winner. Tadros’s ability to build and support strong, diverse teams with collaborative cultures, coupled with preference for innovation, has made him an authority on design and technology. He maintains positive and growing relationships with clients at Doejo with Companies like Pandora, Wilson and Groupon as well has helped Doejo be recognized globally as one of twelve WordPress VIP partners including one of the largest media companies, Tribune Media, ranked 45 on Comscore covering over half of the US market. Tadros’ ability to grow Companies has allowed for facilitating Construction, Development, Design as well as cohesively building talented Teams.