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The Food & Beverage Business Toolkit for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Hosted by Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge
Past Event
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About Event

Are you a food or beverage entrepreneur ready to sell your products? Do you need help cracking the distribution code - pitching your products to Buyers, retailers and foodservice? Do you know how to track inventory and get paid in a timely manner? To answer those questions and more, we're excited to have Deepika Phakke, Founder and CEO and Nama Water to lead this workshop. She will walk us through- how to create a distribution plan, tactical tips on talking to retailers; provide tools & templates to help you effectively operate your business.

This workshop is part of the 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge online workshop series. Participants will have a chance to win a $20K grant for their startup businesses. Applications are due March 1, 2023. Learn more at

About the speaker:

Deepika Phakke spent the last decade working at Google, growing their $20bn media ads business. Last year she left her job to follow her passion to create a sustainable, joyful world & started working on her company Nama Water full time. She founded Nama Water in the pandemic & ever since has been working relentlessly to make the beverage industry sustainable & ethical one bottle at a time.

Besides Nama, she is passionate about giving back, helping other founders; practicing yoga & meditation in her spare time.