Office Hours: How Six Entrepreneurs Faced the Summer of COVID-19

For Office Hours this week, rather than wait to hear from the entrepreneurs, we called them in directly.

A panel of six food and beverage entrepreneurs from across the country joined up with BevNET Editor in Chief Jeff Klineman to discuss the challenges that the summer of 2020 — and the ongoing struggle with a global pandemic — brought them. Speakers addressed ways they are overcoming challenges around production, financing, sales and marketing, offering support and advice to each other.

Office Hours brought together Dean Eberhardt of Hop Tea, Mark Samuel of IWON Organics, Kirsten Sutaria of Wonderlab Doozy, Dawn Patton of Try My T, Julie Suntrup of Day Three Labs and Smari Asmundsson of Kaffi. The six brought the optimism of entrepreneurship to the discussion, combined with their commitment to hard work and a sense of commiseration that can only come from a fellow startup founder.

Watch Office Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. ET to see how entrepreneurs can be their own experts, and how a sympathetic ear and shared experience can help drive companies forward even as events conspire to hold them back. All episodes of Office Hours are available to rewatch after airing on the Office Hours video playlist.

Office Hours is an exclusive show for subscribers of BevNET and NOSH. Subscribe today and tune in Tuesdays at 3 p.m. ET to hear from industry experts and get your questions answered.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this live video series. Please send inquiries to

About Office Hours

Office Hours brings industry thought leaders in Food and Beverage into conversation with the community to offer advice, answers, and discussion that can help brands and their associates overcome the challenges of both the present days and those to come.

About BevNET is the leading media property dedicated to the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Founded in 1996, BevNET provides comprehensive, cross-channel, up-to-the-minute information about the beverage industry and reviews of non-alcoholic beverages. BevNET attracts brands, suppliers, ingredients providers, service providers retailers, distributors.

About NOSH

NOSH is the leading source for informed, comprehensive coverage and context for the growing community of businesses with Natural, Organic, Sustainable, and Healthy packaged food. As the food-focused extension of, NOSH offers products in a variety of media that reaches engaged brands, retailers, investors, distributors, suppliers, and service providers.