Schedule

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Lab Kick-off: Getting To Know the Founders and Faculty Leaders in The Lab

Get to know the founders, faculty, and leaders of the program and sample the products of your cohort members.

Moderators:

  • Emily Baum, Program Director, Project W, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Laura Gordon, Co-Director EFBLab and Practice Manager Food + Beverage, DWT

Thursday, May 9, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Scaling Manufacturing and Securing Your Supply Chain; Co-pack Dos and Don’ts

Build your manufacturing capacity and develop strategies for supply chain management and growth

Panelists:

  • Moderator – Meghan Moran, Partner, DWT 
  • Megan Huber, Director Of Procurement, Olipop
  • Jaime Tulley, Co-Founder and COO, Heyday Canning Co.
  • Hannah Kullberg, Co-Founder & Director Of Business Development, Community Co-Pack

Thursday, May 16, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Pitching Best Practices – Improving Your Pitch

Perfect how you pitch your brand, whether to investors or customers

Panelists:

  • Moderator – Shelly Malik, Counsel, DWT
  • Emily Baum, Program Director, Project W @ DWT
  • Allison Parc, Founder, Brenne Whisky
  • Jessica Sturzenegger, CEO & Founder, Amara

Thursday, May 23, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Protecting Your Brand

Learn how to protect your brand including labeling, packaging, & food safety

Panelists:

  • Moderator – Alli Condra, Of Counsel, DWT
  • Jeni Ellick, Founder & CEO, The Artisan Row
  • Tia Glave, Co-founder, President, & Coach, Food Safety Catalyst
  • Angela Lukic, VP of Marketing, Honey Mama’s

Thursday, May 30, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Amplify Your Brand: Building A Successful Brand Strategy

Learn how to amplify your brand by building a successful roadmap for your brand

Panelists:

  • Moderator – Sheila Fox Morrison, Partner, DWT
  • Moderator – Taylor Hurwitz, Associate, DWT
  • Melanie Haliburton, Head of Marketing, Product & Ecomm, Stumptown
  • Dana Kim, Founder, Highlight
  • Junea Rocha, Co-founder & CMO, Brazi Bites

Thursday, June 6, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET (90 minutes)

Financing Your Company’s Growth

Investor Feedback Session designed to help you position your company for the next round of financing

Panelists:

  • Moderator – Melanie Broome, Associate, DWT
  • Moderator – Emily Baum, Program Director, Project W @ DWT
  • Amber Bylund, SVP of Sales Strategy, Siddhi Capital
  • Gigi Chang, Managing Partner, BFY Capital
  • Lisa Feria, Managing Partner & CEO, Stray Dog Capital
  • Steve Goldberg, Partner, Finestere
  • Andrew Ive, Partner, Big Idea Ventures
  • Sallie Jian, Diageo Ventures
  • Rochelle Jordan, Operations Analyst, GlassWall Syndicate Association, Inc.
  • Maria Pearman, CPA, GHJ
  • Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
  • Mollye Santulli, Venture Fellow, Springdale Ventures
  • Jordan Sawadogo, Global Investment Team, 500 Global
  • Stephanie Speigel, Executive Project Leader, Strategy & New Ventures, Irresistible Foods Group
  • Rachel Stinebaugh, Senior Associate, Supply Change Capital
  • CyVan Yamamoto, Director, Strategy & New Ventures | Office of the CEO, Irresistible Foods Group

June 10-11, 2024

In-Person Deep Dive with DWT in Portland

Meet your cohort in-person! Two days of building connections face-to-face, including the opportunity to ask and learn anything with members of the DWT Food + Beverage Team

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED