Seaweed chips, bacon ice cream, smoked carrots…what’s Oregon’s next great snack?

With the outpouring of tasty creations from foodie-minded entrepreneurs, it’s almost impossible to guess. And driving this movement forward are food innovation hubs – culinary and marketing experiment stations that link food crafters to kitchens, farms to forks, and rural Oregon to international markets.

In this week’s Biz503 episode, first aired in December, our topic is Food Innovators – from yummy, creative foods that are being produced here, to how you can launch your own line of dream foods.

Our panel this week includes representatives from two higher education programs that have become Oregon’s go-to places for those interested in marketing their own food items:  Getting Your Recipe to Market (GYRM), a program of the  Portland Community College (PCC) Small Business Development Center;  and the Food Innovation Center, an “Agricultural Experiment Station” located in Portland by  Oregon State University (OSU).

Co-hosted by PRP Founder Rebecca Webb and Cindy Tortorici, business consultant, executive coach and master connector, we’ll learn about new projects both teams are cooking up, and meet purveyors of handcrafted cheesy puffs, bicycle-powered smoothies, multicultural cooking sauces and Ayurvedic chocolates!

Tune in between 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 for our encore episode of “Food Innovators,” broadcasting live in the heart of Portland at 99.1 FM and streaming worldwide at

Our panel:

Kristen Mozian, Marketing Manager, PCC’s CLIMB Center for Advancement

Jill Beaman, Program Lead, PCC’s Getting Your Recipe to Market (GYRM)

Sarah Masoni, Product Development Manager, OSU’s Portland-based Food Innovation Center

Jack Kuo, Owner and Founder, Fuller Foods

Kara Stricker, Owner and Co-Founder, Oma Chocolate

Rebecca Kawanami, Owner and Co-Founder, River Wave Foods

Ryan Carpenter, Owner and Founder,  Moberi Blends

Chris Tjersland, Private Brand Development Manager, New Seasons Market

Listen to the podcast from Biz503:

This edition of Biz503 is sponsored by Logical Position, bringing you Lunch and Learn with Google August 17, 2016.