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MEET THE CAPPERS
 
Congratulations to FaBcap's inaugural class who will benefited from a year of mentoring, business and financial consulting and a $10,000 cash award.



 


City Lights Brewing Co.

Formerly 4 Brothers Blended Beer Co., Milwaukee-based brewer of blended craft beers
(Started 2012)
 





Clock Shadow Creamery

Milwaukee-based maker of locally-focused fresh specialty cheeses 
(Started 2013)



East Shore Specialty Foods

Hartland-based maker of gourmet mustards, sauces and pretzels
(Started 1986)


La Pavia Beverage

Milwaukee-based maker of premium tonic concentrates
(Started 2014) 


MobCraft Beer
Madison-based brewer of crowdsourced craft beer
(Started 2012)



Nikki's Cookies

Milwaukee-based maker of all-natural cookies  
(Started 1985)
 




Adell-based maker of artisan cheese
(Started 2013) 


 


Quigistics, LLC

Middleton-based technology firm offering an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for small to medium food and beverage makers to integrate procedures and documentation required by the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 
(Started 2014)
 




Gorilly Goods

Jackson-based maker of organic raw fruits, nuts, seeds and green snacks under the brand of Gorilly Goods
(Started 2012)




Valentine Coffee

Milwaukee-based roaster of specialty coffees
(Started 2009) 

 

 

FaBcap_one: 2015-2016 PROGRAM TIMELINE

August 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015

FaBcap Application Period

September 25, 2015
Selection Announcement of 10 Cappers

October 13-14, 2015
FaBcap Kick-off Conference, Evening Reception and Capper What’s Working Tours

>>View FaBcapper Program

>>View Conference Schedule

>>View photos

View presentations:

January 7, 2016
First FaBcap Cohort Meeting - Special Presentation by Kate Westfall from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.

July 27, 2016
FaBcap Briefing

August 16, 2016
FaBcap Cohort Meeting and Pitch Preparation Session


September 27, 2016
FaBcapstone Forum & Celebration and Capper Pitch Event

 


PRAISE FOR FaBcap_one

"FaB Wisconsin's efforts haven't really been replicated anywhere in the country, and its accelerator will help startups establish crucial industry connections. Creating a supportive environment for those companies through an accelerator is a great way to get them to the next level."     

- Grant Ferrier, President of the Nutrition Capital Network




"The accelerators offered by The Water Council, FaB Wisconsin and the Midwest Energy Research Consortium are best in class, providing target industry support where each sector most needs it."
            

- Lee Swindall, Vice President of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.




"It turns out that food businesses, local and otherwise, make money (and don't) in predictable ways. The more entrepreneurs, investors, and financial professionals have a common understanding of what works, the more successes we'll have."      

- Tera Johnson, Founding Director of the Food Finance Institute




"Just having someone [like FaB's Brad Rostowfske] who has built process engineering plants in the past, they're so connected with groups that can help out. We've been able to analyze our brewing process and make tweaks to be confident in all our projections."

- Henry Schwartz, CEO of MobCraft Beer
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