This startup was the winning team at Startup Weekend 2016. As their prize, the team got to make their idea a reality in Solution Lab, the idea and business incubator of One Stone. 

The original vision from Startup Weekend was to be a pie and ice cream food truck. The current iteration made and sold 425 handpies at their public debut—the 2017 Hyde Park Street Fair. 

Skills Learned:

  • Baking

  • Calculating Ingredients to Product Ratio

  • Food Safety Practices

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Sales Research and Projections

  • Pricing Strategies

  • Customer Engagement and Sales Techniques

  • Understanding & Managing Finances

  • Conflict Management

  • Booth Construction

  • Grit

  • And hundreds of others

Next Steps:

Begin business plan development and identify future sales opportunities, which may include the Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Fair, Spooktacular @ Zoo Boise, Canyon County Fair, Capital City Public Market, One Event, Food Truck, and private catering.

Want to join in the Octppie magic? Help the handpie team build out the business booth that ROCKED the Hyde Park Street Fair! Get in on the foodie action as the team whips up business plans. Octopie currently meets Thursdays 4:00-6:00. Email megan@onestone.org to get in and get a piece of this.