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Summary: FaB’s Innovation Market, Panels & Pitches

6/20/2019
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Where: Marquette University – Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53233
United States
Contact: Val Ratz

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ARE YOU INNOVATING FOR SUCCESS?

Over 100 industry professionals joined us on June 20 for FaB’s Innovation Market, Panels & Pitches, a unique day designed to connect industry innovators bringing success to the market

This was a day designed for networking with product, service, and industry innovators, buyers, and investors.

Attendees made connections with Aljan Packaging, Arbel Growth Partners, Bioionix, Bittercube, Chortek, Connoils, Consolidated Construction, Domeloz, EVOLVE Brands, Food Finance Institute, Gorilly Goods, Hempire Farms, JP Cullen, Little Food Co., MSAB Capital, Potter's Crackers, Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, RP's Pasta, Saffi Foods, Sammark Holdings, Society Insurance, Supernola, Taste Republic, The Honest Bison, The Naked Baker, Tribe 9 Foods, Yumbutter, Vonco Packaging, WEDC, WMEP, Zyn, and more.


TEN MORNING INVESTOR PITCHES

We heard ten investor pitch presentations, one from each of the ten companies graduating from the FaBcap 3 Accelerator, complete with an Investor Panel. Think Shark Tank, but Wisconsin nice. 

THREE AFTERNOON INNOVATION PANELS
A three facilitated panel-packed experience:

Leading Innovators Panel
We heard from those creating success, learning what drives their meaningful and profitable innovation.

Industry Investor Panel
We heard from from those investing in the success of those innovating the market, learning winning investing strategies and what separates good investments from bad.

Case Study Panel: How Palermo's Stays Innovative
We heard from this industry leader whose success has innovation running through it.


ONE INNOVATION MARKET
Attendees enjoyed a complimentary drink (and cash bar), appetizers, and tasted their way through our Innovation Market of exhibitors displaying their food and beverage products or industry services: Aljan Packaging, Bioionix, Bittercube, Clean Beam, Clock Shadow Creamery, Connoils (AbbyChristopher), Consolidated Construction, Cottingham & Butler, Domeloz, EVOLVE Brands, Five Budz, JP Cullen, Kettle Range, Little Food Co., Potter's Crackers, Saffi Foods, The Honest Bison, The Naked Baker, Vonco Products, and ZYN.



 
7:45 - 8:15 AM  EXHIBITOR SETUP

8:15 - 8:45 AM  ARRIVAL WINDOW
Arrival window, continental breakfast, coffee, and networking

8:45 - 9:00 AM  WELCOME

FEATURING





SHELLEY JUREWICZ
Executive Director
FaB Wisconsin



9:00 AM -12:35 PM  FaBCAP 3 PITCH PRESENTATIONS
Facilitated by Brad Rostowfske, Director of Industry Growth at FaB Wisconsin, with pitch presentations being given to the investors comprising our Investor Panel.

INVESTOR PANELIST INVESTOR PANELIST INVESTOR PANELIST INVESTOR PANELIST INVESTOR PANELIST
TERA JOHNSON
Executive Director
Food Finance Institute

ADAM PECK
Co-Founder &
Managing Partner
Arbel Growth Partners

BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
Tribe 9 Foods

SAM MAGLIO
Founder
Sammark Holdings
KEVIN LADWIG
President
MSAB Capital

  • 9:00 – 9:20 AM  BIOIONIX - presented by Pete Marsnik
  • 9:20 – 9:40 AM  Bittercube - presented by Ira Koplowitz
  • 9:40 – 10:00 AM  Domeloz Honey Spirits - presented by Dominic DeSano
  • 10:00 – 10:20 AM  Five Budz - presented by Doug Jones
  • 10:20 – 10:35 AM  Break
  • 10:35 – 10:55 AM  Little Food Company - presented by Amanda Santoro
  • 10:55 – 11:15 AM  Potter's Crackers - presented by David Payne
  • 11:15 – 11:35 AM  Saffi Foods - presented by Sascha Dhanjal
  • 11:35 – 11:55 AM  The Honest Bison - presented by Sean Lenihan
  • 11:55 AM – 12:15 PM  The Naked Baker - presented by Susan Knutson
  • 12:15 – 12:35 PM Zyn - presented by Asim Khan
12:35 - 1:15 PM  BUFFET LUNCH

1:15 - 1:25 PM  WELCOME

FEATURING





SHELLEY JUREWICZ
Executive Director
FaB Wisconsin




1:25 - 2:25 PM  CATEGORY-LEADING INDUSTRY INNOVATORS PANEL WITH Q&A
We heard from those creating success, learning what drives their meaningful and profitable innovation.

MODERATOR PANELIST PANELIST PANELIST PANELIST


MICHELLE KUSSOW
Vice President
Wisconsin Grocers Association
FRANK JIMENEZ
Co-Founder & Partner
EVOLVE Brands

Snack food innovator: Gorilly Goods & Supernola
STACY PETERSON
CEO
Connoils

Early innovator: CBD oil

BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
Tribe 9 Foods

Product innovator: Ona, RP's Pasta, Taste Republic, Yumbutter
MARK MAGLIO
Director
Sammark Holdings

Small business innovator: Safety Fresh Foods, Becky's Blissful Bakery, The Naked Baker
2:25 - 2:30 PM  PANEL TRANSITION

2:30 - 3:30 PM  INVESTOR PANEL WITH Q&A
We heard from those investing in the success of those innovating the market, learning winning investing strategies and what separates good investments from bad.

MODERATOR PANELIST PANELIST PANELIST PANELIST
TERA JOHNSON
Executive Director
Food Finance Institute

ADAM PECK
Co-Founder &
Managing Partner
Arbel Growth Partners

BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
Tribe 9 Foods

SAM MAGLIO
Founder
Sammark Holdings
KEVIN LADWIG
President
MSAB Capital

3:30 - 3:45 PM  BREAK

3:45 - 4:45 PM  CASE STUDY PANEL: HOW PALERMO'S STAYS INNOVATIVE
We heard from this industry leader whose success has innovation running through it.

MODERATOR FEATURING FEATURING

BRAD ROSTOWFSKE
Director of Industry Growth
FaB Wisconsin
GIACOMO FALLUCCA
Chairman & CEO
Palermo's Pizza
NICK FALLUCCA
Chief Product & Innovation Officer
Palermo's Pizza


4:45 - 5:00 PM  FaBCAP 3 AWARDS CEREMONY    
Presented by Ed Javier and Vincent Rice of WEDC

5:00 - 5:15 PM  BREAK

5:15 - 6:30 PM  INNOVATION MARKET NETWORKING & TASTING
Attendees enjoyed a complimentary drink (and cash bar), appetizers, and tasted their way through our Innovation Market of exhibitors displaying their food and beverage products or industry services: Aljan Packaging, Bioionix, Bittercube, Clean Beam, Clock Shadow Creamery, Connoils (AbbyChristopher), Consolidated Construction, Cottingham & Butler, Domeloz, EVOLVE Brands, Five Budz, JP Cullen, Kettle Range, Little Food Co., Potter's Crackers, Saffi Foods, The Honest Bison, The Naked Baker, Vonco Products, and ZYN.




 
  • A Goodman's Desserts: Alan Goodman
  • AK Pizza Crust: Randy Charles
  • Aljan Packaging: Nora Repins, Gerry McAdams, Bryon Schmidt, Heather Prach
  • American Pasteurization Co.: Greg Zaja
  • Ansay International: Rich Demski
  • Arbel Growth Partners: Adam Peck
  • Bassett Mechanical: Allie Sonsthagen
  • BIOIONIX: Pete Marsnik
  • Bittercube: Ira Koplowitz
  • Briohn Building Corporation: Alex Egan
  • CLA: John Kuehn
  • Clean Beam: Tom Mesi, Jim Rush
  • Clock Shadow Creamery: Bob & Bo Wills
  • Connoils: Stacy Peterson, Marcia Brown
  • Consolidated Construction: Jeremy Walker
  • Cottingham & Butler: Brian Grant, Ryan Venti
  • Domeloz Honey Spirits: Dominic DeSano, Laura DiJulius
  • Door County Brewing Co.: John McMahon
  • EVOLVE Brands: Frank Jimenez, Cindy Poiesz
  • First Business Bank: Justin Van Peursem
  • Five Buds: Luke Vandenlangenberg
  • Food Finance Institute: Tera Johnson
  • JP Cullen: Brian Forston, Danae Gullicksen, Steve Landry
  • Kettle Range Meats: Mark Bearce
  • Little Food Company: Amanda Santoro
  • Maglio Companies/Sammark Holdings: Sam Maglio
  • Milwaukee 7: Sarah Saber
  • MSAB Capital: Kevin Ladwig
  • Old National Bank: Cooper Wage
  • Palermo’s Pizza: Giacomo & Nick Fallucca, Peter Cokinos, John Leonardo, Jessica Baltz
  • PhiloCoffia: Johnny Ferrell
  • Potter's Crackers: David Payne
  • R&R Insurance: Jake Witte, Tom Mcinerny
  • Reinhart Boerner van Deuren: Bob Heinrich, Kate Westfall, Nuri Ruiz, Emily Capodarco
  • Safety Fresh Foods/Sammark Holdings: Mark Maglio
  • Saffi Foods: Sascha Dhanjal
  • Sargento Foods: Rod Hogan
  • Schreiber Foods: Kevin Anderson
  • Shore Capital Partners: Jeff Smith
  • The Honest Bison: Sean Lenihan
  • The Naked Baker: Susan Knutson
  • Tribe 9 Foods: Brian Durst, Peter Robertson
  • von Briesen & Roper: Jeffrey Bartlett
  • Wintrust Commercial Banking: Craig Cerbins
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: Ed Javier, Cate Rahmlow
  • Wisconsin Grocers Association: Michelle Kussow
  • WMEP: Peg Dorn, Mark McDermid, Carol Crawford, Andy Broderick
  • ZYN: Asim Khan

 

 

 






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