Quick Service Incubator: Sourcing fresh ideas for growing food companies

Date: April 17, 2014

Time: 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 100 Summer Street, 25th Floor, Boston MA 02110

Nixon Peabody and Babson Food Sol invite you participate in an exciting, interactive event featuring leaders from emerging and established food businesses.

What is the Quick Service Incubator?

A Quick Service Incubator is like quick service dining: it happens FAST. Select food entrepreneurs have the chance to hear both usual and unusual feedback on their business challenges in real time. The tight timeline forces entrepreneurs to be focused in explaining their challenges and attendees and guest experts to be essential in offering feedback. The Quick Service Incubator is an efficient, creative and fun way for everyone present to crowdsourcing fresh ideas.

How does it work?

Each food entrepreneur has two minutes to pitch a business challenge to the audience, which then divides into small groups for rapid team brainstorming on possible solutions to the challenges heard. Everyone then reconvenes for the audience teams and a panel of guest experts to share feedback. Incubator design emphasizes multidisciplinary problem solving and learning for the whole room.

Watch one entrepreneur’s journey through the Quick Service Incubator


Food entrepreneurs

  • Rob Dalton & Nicole Ledoux, 88 acres
  • Sara Gragnolati, Cocomama Foods

Guest experts

  • Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting Institute
  • Denise Korn, Korn Design and Youth Design
  • Adam Melonas, Unreal Brands


  • Rachel Greenberger, Food Sol
  • Cheryl Kiser, Babson Social Innovation Lab


5:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. Panel
6:30–7:30 p.m. Networking reception

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