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Business Expert Session: Food Biz Resources to Grow, Make Connections, and Find Market Opportunities

December 31, 2025

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Are you a food business that’s looking to connect with other food & farm businesses, find market opportunities, and get support to grow your new or established business? Then, join us!

We will be speaking with holistic business advisor and food startup connector, Hannah Kullberg about her group called “Pacific Northwest Packaged Food & Beverage”. She will be discussing her group, the resources that you can gain, and other important resources available specifically for growing your food businesses. There will be time for open Question and Answer (Q&A) after the presentation. See you there!


About the Presenter:

Hannah is a food startup connector and project catalyst with the mission to collectively build an equitable, regenerative, resilient, regional food system. She works specifically with emerging packaged food and beverage entrepreneurs, the creative change makers of our food system. While co-founding and scaling The Better Bean Company from farmers markets to national distribution, she intimately experienced the barriers to success. Since exiting from the company in 2018, she has become a holistic business consultant and advisor. As a business advisor to the Small Business Development Center’s “Getting Your Recipe to Market Program” she helps new food companies launch into the ecosystem. Kullberg is a coach for XXcelerate and a mentor with BUILT Oregon and OEN’s Angel Food. Working with Prosper Portland she helps organize networking events for food businesses. She is passionate about helping the next generation of food business founders navigate the industry, actively catalyzing solutions to make it more equitable and accessible. Her first project is a resource sharing network for founders and leaders of Pacific Northwest Packaged Food & Beverage companies, now a vibrant community of over 600 food business leaders. She is now collaboratively launching Community Co-Pack NW a flexible run contract-manufacturer focused on supporting BIPOC & women-led food businesses to scale their businesses.

Hannah obtained a BA in Geography from Vassar College in 2010. She studied food systems & worked on a non-profit educational CSA farm. She was an active organizer in the Real Food Challenge and Kick-Coke Campaign. Returning to Portland she served on the Portland Food Policy Council. She received equity training from the City of Portland and non-violent communication training through Alternatives to Violence Project. Through her experiencing building a mission-driven business, she found business to be a nimbler vehicle for change. She recently completed Lift Economy’s Next Economy MBA program. She is currently serving on the board of the Portland Farmer’s Market and the Farmer’s Market Fund.

This session was recorded 9/15/2021


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