The DFW CPG Insider – Community News August 2023

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Meet us at Dallas Startup Week

Dallas Startup Week, September 10-14 in Frisco, is a FREE event that brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for a week-long experience, described as the largest entrepreneurial event in North Texas, to exchange ideas, collaborate, and grow alongside the 10th largest startup ecosystem in the US. Register here and see speaker pages and event calendars for this week of exciting events!


The REV Summit
Don’t miss The Rev Summit – A first-of its kind collaboration where disruptive retailers, industry experts and venture firms will meet with a dozen highly curated entrepreneurs in retail tech, brought to you by RevTech Ventures. They are also looking for products to put in their swag bags. Aug 22-24 in Dallas. Register here.


Brand Spotlight Example
Looking for Brand Exposure?

We’re on the look-out for a few highly-motivated Brand Founder/CEOs who are in need of  free publicity. Are you interested in sharing your company’s journey? How you got to where you are and where you’re headed?  If so, answer these 5 EASY QUESTIONS and spend a few moments talking to our very own in-house PR Guru Charles Nicolas and he’ll work his magic to create a high-impact Brand Profile of your dynamically-growing company.


Thank you
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As our companies grow, many of us add advisors and board members. Thanks so much to Rui Di and Anna Power with Caldwell Partners for their their helpful and clarifying Huddle on August 10: Board Participation: Curating Board Members for Success! If you missed it, visit here to download a recording.


Natural Products Expo East Biofach AmericaExpo East is Nigh!
As one of the top CPG trade shows in the country, Natural Products Expo Eastgathers brands, retailers and industry members to reconnect and discover what’s next in natural & organic products. The show will be in Philadelphia September 20-23. Register now. Can’t make it in person? Most activities are also available online.


Emerging Brands Summit 2023 is a one-day event in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 10, 2023, prior to the start of PACK EXPO, designed for fast-growing emerging brands seeking to scale their manufacturing operations. One $50,000 grant will be awarded onsite at the Emerging Brands Summit. Learn more about the grant program at the Emerging Brands Alliance or download a sample application.


Land Grant Available
Thinking of buying some commercial real estate? You may qualify for a Down Payment Grant for up to $25,000 from Bank of America. Dedicated to women and minority-owned businesses, this non-repayable grant is in cooperation with the SBA, Small Business Administration, for owner-occupied commercial real estate loans for business locations within select areas including Dallas. Click here to learn more. Thanks to Derin Raji of Green Sahara Chips for sharing this opportunity.


NYC Pitch & Learning Event
The Consensus Great Brands Show will be held Sept 13 in New York City. This program has become a preeminent gathering for high-impact, high-potential consumer brands, the financial institutions that fuel their growth, and the industry leaders who accelerate it all. Register here.

If you are a founder or brand interested in presenting, please contact Michael O’Hara at mohara@consensusadvisors.com.

Grants for Women
Amber Grants began in 1998 to honor the memory of a young entrepreneurial woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died in 1981 at the age of 19. The purpose of the Amber Grant is to help other women achieve the dreams that Amber could not in her short time with us. The group has compiled a list of 16 grants that are available, mostly for women-owned businesses. Click here to learn more.


Get Fundid
Connecting Small Business Owners to Funding & Growth Resources. Click here for more information.