Through a collaboration between reSET and Hands On Hartford, the Food Incubator & Mentorship program supports food entrepreneurs in the Hartford area to start and grow their food business. We will be joined by expert guest mentors with experience in building and scaling food enterprises.The program includes 2 phases of participation, including introductory workshops and a food incubator. Learn more below.

Applications for the 2020 Food Incubator are now open. Apply here.

What We Offer

Through a collaboration between reSET and Hands On Hartford, the Food Incubator & Mentorship program supports food entrepreneurs in the Hartford area to start and grow their food business. We will be joined by expert guest mentors with experience in building and scaling food enterprises. The program includes 2 phases of participation, including:

  • Introductory Workshops (open to the public, rsvp required)
    • September 25, 2019– Eat Up, Meet Up @ Hands on Hartford (6 pm)
    •  October 29, 2019 – Start, Sustain, and Scale your Food Business @ reSET (5:30 pm)
    • November 14, 2019 – TBD
  • Food Incubator  (application required)
    • 12 weeks (February 12 – April 29 2020; Wednesday night 5:30 – 8 pm)

reSET Staff

  • Sarah Bodley Executive Director reSET

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  • Emily Reisner Director of Strategic Advancement reSET

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  • Sami Jensen Marketing & Communications Consultant reSET

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reSET Board of Directors

  • Susan Coleman Professor of Finance University of Hartford

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  • Vijay Laknidhi Vice President of Strategic Planning & Execution Travelers

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  • Laura Dinan Haber Innovation Program Manager, Organizer & Co-Owner Nassau Re, TEDxHartford & Reclaimed Engraving

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  • Michael Brooder Hartford Office Managing Partner Marcum LLP

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  • Denise Whitford Business Advocate and Advisor CT SBDC

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  • Tara Spain Vice President Travelers Foundation

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  • David Fearon Professor of Management and Organization CCSU

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  • David Menard Partner Murtha Cullina LLP

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  • Kate Emery Founder and Chairman reSET, The Walker Group

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reSET COVID-19 Update: reSET is open for Coworking, but our staff is working remotely, accessible via email or phone. All events have been cancelled through April 30. Impact Accelerator, Food Incubator, and Student Incubators have moved to a virtual learning environment. More detailed information on reSET’s COVID-19 policies and resources for small businesses here.