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  •  The Business of Beer: Beer (Re)volution

    Join us for our second annual beer panel and tasting event, The Business of Beer. This year, the event will take place on October 23rd from 5:00 to 8:30 pm in the Mission Gardens. Our panel discussion will consider the (re)volution of beer, examining how the industry has changed in the past 30 years and how both new and established companies differentiate their beers in a crowded market. Our confirmed panelists include:

    Ron Lindenbusch

    Chief Marketing Officer at Lagunitas Brewing Company

    Blaine Landberg

    Founder and Passionate Brewer at Calicraft Brewing Company

    Emily Thomas

    Owner and Brewer at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

    Our panel will be moderated by:

    Ken Weaver

    Beer Editor at All About Beer Magazine

    Admission includes our panel discussion, a taco bar buffet dinner, and beer sampling from Lagunitas, Calicraft and more! Ticket information will be available shortly. See photos from Business of Beer 2014 here. 

    In the meantime, follow us on Facebook or Twitter for posts on news and trends relevant to the beer industry.


  •  Olive Oil Tasting & Business Overview

    Next week on Wednesday April 24th, the Food & Agribusiness Network will be making their first showcase as  a club on campus! Amphora Olive Oil will be holding a tasting event, as well as a business overview on what it takes to run such a global, high quality business. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided to all who come!

    Event Details: 

    April 24th, 2013


    Lucas Hall Rm. 106

    RSVP @


  •  The Business of Smoothies

    The Business of Smoothies

    Monday, November 12th

    Presentation: 5PM

    Location: Lucas Hall, Rm. 126 (Forbes Conference Room)

    Cost: FREE!


    Please join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) in welcoming Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder.

    Register online at:



  •  The Business of Chocolate

    Business of Chocolate

    Thursday, February 16

    Presentation: 5PM
    Tasting: 5:30PM
    Location: Lucas Hall Forbes Conference Room 126
    Cost: FREE!

    Join FAI in welcoming Dandelion Chocolate to Santa Clara University. Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, founders and core chocolate makers of the company, will give a special talk explaining the “behind the scenes” aspects of the chocolate business, the process of starting a company from the ground up, and advice for future entrepreneurs.  Following the talk, there will be a tasting of Dandelion Chocolate products.

    For more information about Dandelion Chocolate, visit their website.

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