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3/5/19 ,
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Three  companies will present in the usual BNC format.  

They each will have 10 minutes to answer the following six questions:

What's the product or service?
Why will the customer buy it?
What's AMAZING about the management team?
How does the company make money?
What traction does the company have?
How does the investor make money?

The 15- 20 minute structured Q & A with the audience, surrounding the six questions, will follow each presentation.


Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

Back of the Yards Coffee Co. is a Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (WBE/MBE) coffeehouse and microroaster in Southside Chicago. They provide a warm inviting location for a great cup of direct trade coffee, cold brewed coffee, and specialty syrups for retail and wholesale.

They are committed to four pillars they call SEED; 
-Social Impact 
-Economic Development 
-Environmental Consciousness 
-Direct Relationships

Rowdydow bbQ

ROWDYDOW bbQ WorldWide, LLC, is a fast growing food company born from a single family recipe, on a mission to take 'BBQ Beyond the Backyard' and into a lifestyle brand while innovating this beloved American tradition. ROWDYDOW bbQ specializes in celebrating the culinary act of using real wood, real fire and real smoke to make authentically smoked BBQ meats like pulled pork and brisket for both the foodservice and retail markets. Being socially and health conscious, ROWDYDOW's pulled pork line up is made from hogs raised on family owned farms and anti-biotic free, and its rub and sauce are made with simple ingredients you can pronounce.
Angela Keaveny's 'rowdydow' inspiration for starting her own business was like a lightning bolt from above - an 'a-ha!' - when she realized her Dad's infamous pulled pork in a sweet vinegar barbeque sauce should be shared with the rest of the BBQ lovin' world! In 2007, after a move to Chicago from her home in Virginia - armed with nothing but a handwritten recipe - she decided to take a chance and bring the "back home" barbeque recipe to life. The rest is her 7-year "overnight" success story, now over a decade in the making.

Ganja Vacations Jamaica

Ganja Vacations Jamaica is a web portal for information about cannabis experiences in Jamaica. The portal seeks to capitalize on recent changes in the island's drug laws by connecting cannabis enthusiasts with recommended cannabis-friendly boutique hotels and, among other things enables users to book with confidence about the nature and quality of the vacation experience they can expect.

If you can't make this meeting, join us on TUESDAY, April 2nd.

Venture Shot Calendar    - Brown Back Lunch - Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities - March 21st.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce - loans, contract procurement, and business consulting.
Business and Contract Consultants
Loan and Business Consulting

Grow Revenues Scale Business Get Funded
Grow Revenue

Concept Equity Group
Strategic and Financial Advisory

Gingko Healing
Ginkgo Healing was founded in 1985. It is the largest Chinese Herbal Medicine Center in the US with four clinics in Chicago area, $2.8MM in revenue in 2018, and 150 proprietary herbal products. The herbal products have been used by more than 50 clinics in the US. The Center has developed the world first Chinese Medicine Formula which will be further upgraded to Shennong Artificial Intelligent Formula (SAIF) system. The SAIF is the key to enable the ordinary oriental medicine practitioners to achieve extraordinary results.

CafeBellas┬« is a multi-award winning design solution that represents the future of the food service and retail industries.  Utilizing cutting edge technology in hardware and software, the design of each CafeBellas┬« POD is optimized for functionality, adaptability, connectivity to the Internet of Things, and elegance at a fraction of the cost to consumers.

Beethoven Marketing
Beethoven Marketing makes it easier for independent contractors  to market themselves online and monetize their skills using modern software tools.  When independent contractors combine trends such as the gig economy, digital marketing automation, job market uncertainty & e-commerce, new economic models begin to emerge.   Beethoven helps people launch their own personal economic engine.

Make sure you check with Freeborn  to protect your interests.
Evening Meeting includes hor d'oevers and beverages
Questions? Call Len Bland at 847-317-0656 or write 
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