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Gathering in Person Again: Tara Burkley Talks Expo East 700 500 sku

Gathering in Person Again: Tara Burkley Talks Expo East

With Expo East coming up Sept 22-25th in Philadelphia, Tara Burkley shared the experience of going virtual and the return to live events. read more
Seth Werner Talks about the Power of Pricing 700 500 Michelle Breyer

Seth Werner Talks about the Power of Pricing

Pricing is unique in that it is the one opportunity for the firm to capture value. read more
From Restaurant to CPG: How to Keep the Special Sauce 700 500 Michelle Breyer

From Restaurant to CPG: How to Keep the Special Sauce

We spoke with Matt about his experience working to grow a brand that came out of a successful restaurant while maintaining the “special sauce” of what makes it unique. read more
A Case Study in Rebranding: Macro Snacks becomes HA! 700 500 Michelle Breyer

A Case Study in Rebranding: Macro Snacks becomes HA!

Track 9 brand rebranded from Macro Snacks to HA! to appeal to reach a larger market. read more
The Power of Objective Consumer Feedback 700 500 Michelle Breyer

The Power of Objective Consumer Feedback

Highlight in-home consumer testing experience Founders of many emerging brands often depend upon friends and family to provide feedback on their products. While that can be helpful – and cost effective – in the beginning, it has its shortcomings. Unfortunately, many of those closest to us may tell us what we want to hear rather…

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Mentoring for SKU: Seeking Successful CPG Leaders 700 500 Michelle Breyer

Mentoring for SKU: Seeking Successful CPG Leaders

SKU mentor team meeting Mentoring for SKU is something special. It’s a transformative experience that positively impacts the mentors as much a the founders. I started mentoring for SKU Track 7. After selling my TextureMedia (NaturallyCurly), I was attracted to the idea of mentoring other entrepreneurs – sharing the dos, and possibly just as important,…

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7-11: A Champion for Emerging Brands 700 500 Michelle Breyer

7-11: A Champion for Emerging Brands

7-Eleven is putting an emphasis on on bringing emerging brands onto its shelves. read more
ImpactSKU Unveils ’21 Cohort 700 500 Michelle Breyer

ImpactSKU Unveils ’21 Cohort

ImpactSKU has selected the five companies that will participate in the upcoming track of the Minneapolis program, ImpactSKU ’21. Each was selected based on the basis of product innovation, their traction in the market, and the passion of their founders. The newest cohort’s companies are Ancient Provisions, Chiki Chiki Boom Boom, Harmony Cricket Farm, KIZE…

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Applications open for Dallas and BeyondSKU 700 500 Michelle Breyer

Applications open for Dallas and BeyondSKU

A year ago, the folks from  DFW CPG came to us with a proposition: They wanted to bring SKU to the DFW area to help create the same positive and nurturing environment for CPG startups that we created in Austin, New York and the Twin Cities. We launched in August with six amazing companies: All…

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SKU M/O Track Selected 700 500 Michelle Breyer

SKU M/O Track Selected

We are thrilled to announce the 10 companies selected for the 8-week SKU M/O Track. The SKU M/O Track, which kicks off June 3rd, includes best-in-class CPG curriculum along with mentor teams. It is the second phase of M/O – a partnership between SKU and Naturally Austin that aims to level the playing field for BIPOC founders. The program will be…

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