How to start a food venture
Monday, September 3, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
London, United Kingdom
Interested in starting something food related? We've got a really exciting event with some special guests who have escaped the city to start food ventures.
Frank worked for Goldman Sachs and Nick worked for KPMG then Innocent. Having met at uni, the two friends then set up Poncho no. 8. You can read about how they escaped the "golden handcuffs" here and another interview with them here. Poncho no. 8 now has a turnover of over half a million pounds per annum and employs twelve staff.
Kelvin started up FoodCycle, which combines surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals and positive social change. We all know how much food is wasted in the food retail industry, and we also know how many people can't afford to put a meal on the table. You can read his hero profile here.
Sharon and Eliza, after leading successful careers in strategy, marketing and advertising for some of the world's biggest financial brands, are escaping the corporate life - to reinvent the corporate lunch.
This is your chance to ask all you've ever wanted about starting a food business.
5 reasons to come...
We'll be asking the panel the following questions:
- What was the biggest challenge about starting a food venture and how did you overcome it?
- How did you finance the venture?
- Which service providers did you use - lawyers, accountants, web designers?
- If someone wants to plan a food escape but isn't sure where to start, what can they do?
- Where do you go for inspiration and advice?
The focus will be on sharing relevant, insightful, practical tips.
Please join us:
We will be meeting at Adam Street Members Club – on the evening of 3rd September.
Our speakers will be answering questions from Escape the City before we open it up to the room for a Q&A. The bar will open at 19.00 and the talk will start at 19.30 and go on for about an hour. Please come early to join us for a drink and a chat.
Send me your questions before August 20th (email@example.com) and we can make sure they're covered on the evening.
Who is hosting this evening?
This evening run by Adele Barlow (Community Manager at Escape the City). You can say hi to her on Twitter: @adelebarlow or @escthecity. If you have any questions regarding this evening please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is kindly hosted by Adam Street Club, who would like to invite all Esc members to check out both their full and evening membership options at the club. Adam Street is hidden in 18th century vaults under the Strand and is a private members’ club aimed at both entrepreneurs and freelancers as a central base for work and play, members can relax, work, hangout, entertain, hide, impress, eat great food and drink excellent wine and cocktails, surrounded by like-minded souls. If you would like to know more about membership, please email Ellie, the Membership Manager, at email@example.com.
"How to start a food venture" is an http://www.escapethecity.org/ production.
You can view all our upcoming events here: http://escapeco.eventbrite.com/
When & Where
Escape the City - The Escape School
The Escape School is Escape the City's events arm.
We put on courses, events and meetups aimed at educating and empowering corporate professionals for alternative career paths, entrepreneurialism and adventure.
There is so much rubbish career and startup advice out there. So many unhelpful myths. We are building the Escape School to teach what we wish we’d learnt back in 2009 when we were stuck… sitting glumly on the Tube wondering how on earth to get out.
If Escape the City is a community that helps corporate professionals ‘do something different’ then the Escape School is where we engage closely with you (in the real world). It has been founded with one single objective: to help you grapple with that huge, scary, unmanageable yet exciting question: “What Next?"