A program for restaurants, caterers, food trucks, and other food and beverage businesses
With Support From
About Launch TN
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Program Launch: Oct 30
Application Deadline: Oct 26
An eight-week experience designed to help restaurant owners and operators navigate through uncertain times and build for long-term success.
Memphis Medical District Collaborative is partnering with Proof Incubator to offer support to restaurant owners and managers who desire to improve their business model. We are committed to helping guide entrepreneurs to building a successful product and business foundation.
The training experience made possible by this partnership will cover everything from navigating regulations, to how to build and improve your financial foundation, to marketing to your customers, human resources, and more.
This program is designed to help you gain the tools and confidence you need to succeed in the critical areas of your business.
Improve your operations by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your business model and operating structure
Capitalize on your business' unique value to communicate with customers while learning how to use essential marketing tools to amplify and grow your business
From menu costing, to supply chain, to labor—learn how to calculate the true cost of your operation to maximize financial stability and successfully navigate funding opportunities
Implement critical management and training tools to help build an efficient team, while establishing HR best practices and legal standards
In this course you will not only get access to relevant, on-demand content and resources but to world-class expertise as well.
1-on-1 Strategy Sessions
Proof's team will connect with you during the program to offer 1:1 feedback and guidance tailored to your unique concept and goals.
Expert Office Hours
Proof's team and network of industry specialists will provide regular Office Hours to help answer your most pressing questions in areas of finance, marketing, and more.
Learn alongside your peers while interacting with industry experts in real time!
Monday, Oct 30th
Tuesday, Nov 7th
Tuesday, Nov 14th
Tuesday, Nov 28th
Tuesday, Dec 5th
Thursday, Dec 7th
Tuesday, Dec 12th
Thursday, Dec 14th
Live In Person Kick Off Session
Virtual Session: Focus on Operations
Virtual Session: Focus on Financials
Virtual Session: Focus on Communications
Virtual Session: Focus on Leadership / Management Strategy
Virtual Guest Session: Andrew Holliday
Virtual Guest Session: Dan Gilmore
Live In Person Wrap Up Session
Proof is an accelerator, incubator, and bar based in Chattanooga, TN. Founded and led by food and beverage industry veterans, the mission of Proof is to support owners and operators in the industry through programs, resources, and community.
Collectively the Proof team has 50+ years of experience, with expertise ranging from management training to operations to marketing (and more). To date, Proof has accelerated 60 companies through its programs.
Learn more about Proof at proofincubator.com.
Heard Dat Kitchen
New Orleans, LA
I found that every session provided me with amazing information, and tools to utilize in growing our business.
Every session was beneficial to me and my business.
It’s given me a great sense of confidence, because now when I’m making decisions for the restaurant, I have an opinion from someone who is experienced and gone through what I am now.