Waterbury Vermont May 17th.
The focus of the Vermont Community Development Association Spring Meeting is The Entrepreneurial Pipeline.
Robin Morris of the Mad River Food Hub and Sarah Waring of the Vermont Food Venture Center will share with the State’s Economic Development organizations their experiences as Vermont’s two Food Processing Business Incubators. Joe Buley of Joe’s Kitchen and Tom Taylor of Burke Mountain Confectionery will also share their experiences at each incubator and life after graduation.
Food Business Incubators provide technical assistance and regulated/licensed facilities for entrepreneurs to grow their small and emerging businesses with limited capital investment while they experiment and start to scale their value added food businesses.
Over the last 3 years there has been a 50% increase of Food Business Incubators (also named Kitchen Incubators) in the USA and there are now over 200 facilities. In March 2016 an industry update was published on US Kitchen Incubators – click here for the link. U-S-Kitchen-Incubators-An-Industry-Update_Final.compressed.
The full incubator presentation from today’s VCDA Spring Meeting in Waterbury is available. Click here for the link.Incubators in Rural VT VCTA May 17th 2016 Final Small