CEO & Founder of The Food Mint, Co-Founder of Norm's Farms, Chicago Booth MBA ('15), and Foodservice Sales Manager for Sir Kensington's.
Think you're ready to raise VC money? I'll walk you through the process, from how to put together your pitch deck, how much money to ask for, and which US groups to target.
I've launched -- and helped launch -- several consumer packaged goods food businesses. Want to know how to get started? I can help.
If you've been able to validate your idea by going to food festivals and building a customer base (ideally by serving and *charging* for the food you intend to sell), consider starting with a pop-up or food truck in order to further validate your idea and keep you startup costs low. If you can make money with your food truck, you should be able to either bootrap your way or raise a small round of money in order to launch into brick and mortar. Good luck!