Hope & Main started in 2009 with just an idea. It opened in 2014 and has licensed over 140 companies - created over 300 jobs and has had over 150 members. It has put over $3.5 million into the local economy. Their mission:
We help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food related businesses by providing low cost, low risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens and other industry-specific technical resources. Our goal is to help grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for food entrepreneurs and cultivating an environment where emerging culinary start ups can test, create, scale and thrive. Hope & Main is a nonprofit.
Director of Business Operations Waterman Brown will discuss the Hope & Main story, how a culinary incubator facilitates new business growth, and some of the success stories that have have germinated from Hope & Main.
Waterman F. Brown grew up in the aviation business. Most of his connection to food was "that he liked eating it".
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:30PM
Cape Cod Art Center
3480 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630
Suggested donation: $35