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

Phil 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.