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Innovation Kitchens LLC

Innovation Kitchens turns ideas into scalable food businesses. We connect the dots among farms, food businesses, and the markets they serve

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Dodgeville, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

We’ve developed and executed a profitable model for small-scale contract food manufacturing. This is the missing link in meeting the strong demand for local foods. Our business allows regional farms and food businesses to create and grow their own private-labeled food products. It also supports many jobs for people with disabilities. Innovation Kitchens is a global leader serving the growing demand for year-round regional and specialty foods.


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    Rick Terrien
    CEO - Founder

    Rick Terrien won Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 Award 2004 (now The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies). Rick was awarded United States Small Business New Product of the Year Award by the National Society of Professional Engineers (2005) for commercializing the 9 patents he invented and developed. Twice awarded the WI Governor’s New Product Award (1999, 2004). Recognized public speaker and writer on the development of new food businesses.

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    Barry Hottmann
    President - Founder

    Barry Hottmann is a long-term tech entrepreneur and business owner. Barry is an accomplished web designer and videographer. Barry holds an M.B.A. and is also a
    specialist in professional logistics, a key component of this work. Barry has worked in every area of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen’s business development as well as customer and supplier development.

Previous Investors

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    Self-funded to date