Good Mood Foods & Gutsy Trends

Dec 2, 2021, 10:00 PM – Dec 3, 2021, 12:30 AM

What your body digests, your mind projects. Gut microbiomes work together to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, which have hit an all-time high since the start of the pandemic. Hear from food and beverage leaders, local entrepreneurs, and gut experts on how brands can continue to innovate and disrupt the better-for-you category, using food as medicine.

Virtual event

About this event

What your body digests, your mind projects. Gut microbiomes work together to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, which have hit an all-time high since the start of the pandemic. Hear from food and beverage leaders, local entrepreneurs, and gut experts on how brands can continue to innovate and disrupt the better-for-you category, using food as medicine.

All guests will have exclusive access to this year’s Dream Commercial Kitchen Pitch Competition where five finalists will have the opportunity to win a private kitchen space and wraparound support to grow their business. This year, the focus is all things in beverages, bottles, and bags. All funds support our nonprofit mission of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and enhancing economic development and job creation on Chicago’s West Side.

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Speakers

  • Julie Smolyanksy

    Lifeway Foods

    CEO

  • GT Dave

    GT’s Living Foods

    CEO

  • Erika Ebbel

    Ixcela

    CEO and Co-founder

Startups

When

When

December 2 – 3, 2021
10:00 PM – 12:30 AM UTC

Agenda

Welcome
Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle of Ixcela
Q&A with Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle
Fireside Chat: Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods
Fireside Chat: GT Dave of GT’s Living Foods
Dream Commercial Kitchen Pitch Contest
Judges Deliberate
Audience Votes
Pitch Winner Announced

Organizers

  • Rajiv Nathan

    Director

  • Sid Khaitan

    Chapter Coordinator

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Dell Technologies

Partner

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The Hatchery

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