Hot Bread Kitchen’s Food Entrepreneurship Forum was a 3-day virtual event held October 20—22, 2020 for anyone invested in rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive small business community. Here are tips and notes shared by panelists during the workshop. Legal considerations View presentation by Goodwin Proctor Technology Recommendations E-commerce options include: Shopify, WooCommerce, Etsy. (Shopify […]
Ruby Schecter, founder of The Better Pop, shares how she keeps her dream of running a small food business alive during COVID-19.
Businesses owned by women and people of color face greater challenges in accessing market opportunities, which are crucial for small businesses to scale and thrive. Hot Bread Kitchen is dedicated to providing opportunities for our small businesses to connect with a network of buyers and experts, like our partners at Whole Foods Market. Food products […]
Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and women of color are at the forefront. “An important part of our mission is to give a platform to Black entrepreneurs to test, launch, and grow their enterprises,” says Kobla Asamoah, Head of Small Business at Hot Bread Kitchen. According to Business Wire, women of color are leading in entrepreneurship — opening […]
During Black History Month, Hot Bread Kitchen is celebrating the diverse community of Black entrepreneurs working out of our small business incubator. Their culinary influences and inspirations span the African diaspora and the American palate, from Senegalese Ndambe black-eyed pea stew to Dominican sancocho to North Carolina banana pudding. “While Black entrepreneurship has increased in the U.S., there’s still a gap in […]
After the abrupt closing of Pilotworks in October 2018, Andre Springer of Shaquanda Will Feed You joined Hot Bread Kitchen’s Incubator in Spring of 2019. Springer’s “drag queen hot sauce” is an expression of his identity as a queer Barbadian New Yorker. He is a very active member of the community and has made great […]