Weekly Wrapup- Week 10

We are now 10 weeks into our 2017 program! Here’s what we did last week:

Tuesday we had family lunch catered by Chick-fil-a! In the afternoon we had a George Reemus Bourbon tasting at Japp’s. Named after the infamous Cincinnati “King of the Bootleggers,” George Remus is made at MGP’s historic, 170-year-old distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana!

Wednesday Soapy Soap worked with their creative agency Brand Image on packaging for their soaps!

Thursday we practiced our pitches and John Cascarano, founder of Tame the Beast shared tips and strategies for creating Facebook Ads.

Friday we had more pitch practice and Matt Lenahan CEO of DataRole came into speak for Founder Friday! Matt was able to give our cohort his alumni perspective of some of the lessons he learned while going through the Brandery program and what to focus on after Demo Day. He also discussed the process of raising money, gave tips on growth hacking and about his experience on the show Survivor. He expressed how being on the show has translated into the growing of his own company!

Saturday FC Cincinnati’s Jeff Berding invited the Brandery family to watch the game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds! We had such a blast and are so grateful for opportunities like these!

General Assembly in Cincinnati!

General Assembly

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as General Assembly’s exclusive Viewing Partner in Cincinnati. As part of the program, we will be offering the community a certain number of online videos every month! We will congregate in The Brandery to watch the screenings of the classes, discuss the materials, and brainstorm ways in which we can all use the information in our day-to-day lives.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with General Assembly, General Assembly is a network of campuses that empower individuals through education in technology, business, and design. We are very excited to offer you their educational content and hope that the videos introduce you to things you wish you knew and help you hone things you need to brush up on.

Some of the topics we plan to cover include:

1. How to Teach Yourself to Code


“If you have a great idea but lack the technical know-how to bring it to fruition, this is the class for you. Demand for freelance developers is skyrocketing and you can get in on the action by learning how to code prototypes in just a few weeks. In this class, Mattan will show you how he built his first fully-functional app with less than one month of coding experience. You’ll learn what key resources you need to know, the best methods for learning coding quickly, and emphasize how to make the entire process fun and enjoyable.”

2. Introduction to Web Design

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“In this class we’ll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. Learn how to craft professional looking web layouts and designs with HTML + CSS. Get your first site up and running in no time and start your journey to becoming a web development pro. Download these code samples to follow along.”

3. Getting Started with Facebook Advertising


“Facebook has nearly one billion users. With an audience that large, there is an amazing opportunity to scale your business using the Facebook platform. This class is designed for everyone from startups to big brands that want to achieve better results from their Facebook marketing efforts.”

4.  Monetizing Your App


“So you’ve got an idea for an app? Awesome! But how are you going to turn this puppy into a real business? There are options galore: charging for it, selling virtual goods, or everyone’s guilty pleasure, running ads

What will be your strategy? Learn the tricks and trades of various mobile monetization strategies and put yourself in a position to grab your share of this rapidly growing $2B dollar market.”


The dates/times for our classes will be coming out in the next week or so. Check back on our blog and facebook page for more information.