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Hello, we're Midwest Pantry!

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Midwest Pantry is driven to unify Minnesota's food creator community to make our state the #1 place to start and grow a food business. We are MN food entrepreneurs that embrace bold thinking to deliver practical business solutions that help MN food entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses together.

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Hello, we're Midwest Pantry!

  1. 1. Hello, we’re Midwest Pantry!
  2. 2. Midwest Pantry’s Mission To unify Minnesota’s food creator community to make our state the #1 place to start and grow a food business.
  3. 3. We are MN food entrepreneurs. We help MN food entrepreneurs. © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  4. 4. • Zoie@MidwestPantry.com • Owner of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden • Hometown: Perham, MN ZOIE GLASSCHAD GILLARD • Chad@MidwestPantry.com • Senior Business Analyst at GoKart Labs • Hometown: Kasson, MN
  5. 5. WHAT WE DO We encourage bold thinking and provide practical solutions for our members to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and more sustainably by working together with others. © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  6. 6. Food creator progression FRESHMAN (idea to $1m) SOPHOMORE ($1m-$5m) JUNIOR ($5m-$20m) SENIOR ($20m+) SENIORFRESHMAN © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  7. 7. FRESHMAN (idea to $1m) SOPHOMORE ($1m-$5m) JUNIOR ($5m-$20m) SENIOR ($20m+) Mentoring Education Services Funding Events MN Food Ecosystem © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  8. 8. We created a virtual cluster, and are converting it into the nation’s 1st private partnered food cluster… © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  9. 9. Northeast Food District © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  10. 10. Clusters are geographic concentrations of companies in a particular industry, managing services that increase the productivity & growth of participants.
  11. 11. Phase 1 (October 2017) features: • 6 dedicated production kitchens • Packaging warehouse
  12. 12. Phase 2 opens in Jan 2018 and offers office and co-working space.
  13. 13. We create and organize wholesale & retail sales events that increase brand exposure & drive sales. © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  14. 14. Midwest Pantry Trade Show
  15. 15. Shop Small Holiday Market
  16. 16. We create and organize events to strengthen and celebrate the local food creator community. © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  17. 17. Top of the Pantry Awards
  18. 18. Growing Your Business Series
  19. 19. Monthly MeetUps
  20. 20. Together we make Minnesota the #1 place to start and grow a food business. © 2017 Midwest Pantry, LLC
  21. 21. Zoie@MidwestPantry.com ZOIE GLASSCHAD GILLARD Chad@MidwestPantry.com THANK YOU!

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