Date(s) - October 16, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The CIFT Entrepreneur Cohort Program is a six-session hybrid cohort that will help guide individuals wanting to start a food business at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen.

Participants will be guided by industry experts to help them overcome their steps to production and business planning through six sessions. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and discuss topics ranging from business planning and recipe scale-up to marketing and branding.

The first session takes place Oct. 16. Topic: Kickoff/Legal

Program highlights
  • Six engaging sessions tailed to your business
  • Learn from industry experts & network
  • Explore the understanding of label creation through an exclusive visit to a state-of-the-art plant
  • Gain essential knowledge on how to market your business
Additional sessions

Session 2:  Understanding your recipe/product | Nov. 1

Session 3:  Label Day at Bollin | Dec. 12

Session 4: Review & Recap Work Day | Jan. 8

Session 5: ODA Inspection | February 2024

Session 6: Market Yourself! | March 7

Program details