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Chicago

The Hatchery to Open $30M Food and Beverage Incubator

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Starting a food business is one of the riskiest industries, but a new incubator in Chicago is aimed at easing founders into the industry. The Hatchery, a premier non-profit food and beverage business incubator, will be breaking ground on a new $30 million facility…

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Austin

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

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Food

Twitch Is Fixing the One Reason I Never Watch Cooking Shows

By | Oct 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm

I never watch cooking shows. It’s not that the shows aren’t great: Many are. It’s not that Alton Brown isn’t smart and charismatic. It isn’t that Anthony Bourdain doesn’t unpack some great sociopolitical commentary along with his meals. It’s that I hate to stare at…

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Las Vegas

Kimbal Musk: Food Is the Next Big Thing

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Twenty years ago an internet pioneer made a fortune for being on the cutting edge of a booming industry, and today he is suggesting food will be the next big thing. Kimbal Musk, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and environmentalist, and yes, sibling to Elon Musk,…

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San Francisco

Find the Best Wineries with CorkSharing

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Drinking wine is, for some people, some sort of art form. It is not simply drinking alcohol, like one would do with beer or some other drinks, as it has a certain cult attached to it. To take advantage of that, many people with experience…

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Food

Gluten-Free Goodness from Healthy Food Startups

By | Oct 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

For those of us who don’t know, gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley – and happens to be one of the most heavily consumed proteins on earth. But for a small percentage of the US population that lives with celiac…

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San Francisco

Eatsa, the First Fully Automated Restaurant in America

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s finally happened. The integration of tech has segued to the food industry. America’s first ever fully automated restaurant, Eatsa in San Francisco, has opened. However, if this comes as a surprise, please open up those peepers the next time you go out to…

Food

Foodies Inspire the Rise of Supper Clubs

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Eating out can mean different things to different people. For some it’s just a bite out when they don’t have the energy to cook at home. For others it may be a celebration or special occasion, or just a night out with good friends….

Food

Fostering Creativity Through the World of Culinary Incubators

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

Imagine you’re a first-time food startup. You have a great recipe, a tried and tested product, and a little bit of money to help you launch a dream. Where do you go from here? Launching a food startup isn’t the same as say, creating…

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NYC

Servy Restaurant Review App Serves Feedback to Businesses

By | Aug 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

As someone who grew up working in the hospitality industry – from my first gig bussing tables at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick, MD to obtaining my Masters in Tourism Administration at the age of 32 – I understand how important, and oftentimes misunderstood, the…

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Food Startups Changing the Way We Eat at Home

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As an entrepreneur my mind is always racing – I’m thinking about that next big pitch, quarterly updates to our shareholders, what our competitors are doing, etc. Not a minute goes by where I’m not inundated with memories the past, or worried about things…

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Fresh Food Tastes Better: Startups that Make Buying Local Easy

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Industrial farming came about at the turn of the twentieth century during the Industrial Revolution. As we began developing machinery to do most of the heavy lifting for us, small and medium farming and agricultural operations have steadily declined. Large industrial operations have since…

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DC

Waste to Taste: Startups Repurposing Food Waste with Delicious Solutions

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What a better way to kick off a food startup column than to start with the end in mind – the topic of food waste. It’s unanimous across organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the USDA, World Food Day, and NRDC that in…

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Tokyo

Using LED Grow Lights for Tea – Crazy or a Unique Business Opportunity?

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In the indoor gardening industry, LED grow lights have been steadily supplanting traditional HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights over the past few years. While early LED lights were poorly built and led to many ruined harvests, today’s lights are rigorously tested and produce the…