Food’NBev Connect, Inc. is a non-stock, not-for-profit corporation that is focused on building an education focused community that helps food and beverage brands across the Northeast region grow and succeed. A number of groups converge to form the cluster.
Emerging food and beverage brand companies are members and the focus of our activity. They are supported by several groups:
Our Board of Directors that helps lead our overall effort and guides our development and set our goals and mission.
Our Executive Director leads the day-to-day activities of Food’NBev Connect, and works with brands, sponsors and advisors to present a strong curriculum and event calendar that is geared to helping brands grow, and to help brands make the connections they need to succeed.
Our volunteer advisors provide pro-bono advice to our brands. Each member is an expert in one or more functional areas, with backgrounds that includes roles as either a senior executive with a larger brand, as a staff or leadership partner from regional and national service providers, or as individual executives or service providers involved in various functional aspects of our industry sectors. Several are also successful serial entrepreneurs. Our Advisors are our instructors and help us present on-trend information and training on key functional issues surrounding the packaged food and beverage industry. This curriculum forms the core of what we do for our brands.
We also rely on members of the Hospitality community who host our events and on members of the investment community who help us get our brands ready for capital raising and funding rounds and provide other important connections.
Importantly, we also rely on our sponsors who help us cover operating expenses, co-lead events and provide other support. Their support and belief in building a strong food and beverage community is invaluable.
Whether strategy, funding, operational, marketing, HR or other support is needed, Food’NBev Connect has the contacts to make our company members better and help save our brand CEOs time.