March 5, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

March 5, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series



Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

Back of the Yards Coffee Co. is a Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (WBE/MBE) coffeehouse and microroaster in Southside Chicago. They provide a warm inviting location for a great cup of direct trade coffee, cold brewed coffee, and specialty syrups for retail and wholesale. They are committed to four pillars they call SEED;

-Social Impact

-Economic Development

-Environmental Consciousness

-Direct Relationships

Rowdydow bbQ

ROWDYDOW bbQ WorldWide, LLC, is a fast growing food company born from a single family recipe, on a mission to take ‘BBQ Beyond the Backyard’ and into a lifestyle brand while innovating this beloved American tradition. ROWDYDOW bbQ specializes in celebrating the culinary act of using real wood, real fire and real smoke to make authentically smoked BBQ meats like pulled pork and brisket for both the foodservice and retail markets. Being socially and health conscious, ROWDYDOW’s pulled pork line up is made from hogs raised on family owned farms and anti-biotic free, and its rub and sauce are made with simple ingredients you can pronounce.

 Angela Keaveny’s ‘rowdydow’ inspiration for starting her own business was like a lightning bolt from above – an ‘a-ha!’ – when she realized her Dad’s infamous pulled pork in a sweet vinegar barbeque sauce should be shared with the rest of the BBQ lovin’ world! In 2007, after a move to Chicago from her home in Virginia – armed with nothing but a handwritten recipe – she decided to take a chance and bring the “back home” barbeque recipe to life. The rest is her 7-year “overnight” success story, now over a decade in the making.

Ganja Vacations Jamaica

Ganja Vacations Jamaica is a web portal for information about cannabis experiences in Jamaica. The portal seeks to capitalize on recent changes in the island’s drug laws by connecting cannabis enthusiasts with recommended cannabis-friendly boutique hotels and, among other things enables users to book with confidence about the nature and quality of the vacation experience they can expect.

Hosted by:



Grow Revenue

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting


Strategic and Financial Advisory

Venture Shot Calendar   – Brown Back Lunch – Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – March 21st.

Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019, 11:45 AM

744 N Wells Street Chicago, IL

11 Collaborative Entrepreneurs Went

Register Now! ( This special series of collaboration sessions is for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Startups, 1st Stage & 2nd Stage Growth Companies and Business Owners who are building their businesses to millions of dollars in revenue. What are YOUR issues and opportunities…and how can the VentureSHOT Team…

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Phone: (773) 252-5211