Jess Loseke selected as Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow
Big things are in store for Midwest Barrel Co., and our co-owner and president, Jess Loseke, is leading the way!
Last week, Jess was one of 13 Midwest entrepreneurs selected as a Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow for the Class of 2022. Pipeline is an organization of entrepreneurs leading high-growth, global businesses that are located in the Midwest.
"Joining the Pipeline program has been a long-time goal of mine,” Jess said. “I really believe in what we are building at Midwest Barrel Co. and it is exciting to see that other successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders see our potential as well.
"I have always been passionate about ideas and innovation that go beyond an original idea or concept. From serving our core brewery customers, to our new BBQ Smoking Wood line, to giving back to our planet by replanting trees - we are doing just that. Our goal is to make a significant impact on our people and our planet and I believe the Pipeline community will help us kick these efforts up a notch. I'm excited to share my experiences with other ambitious entrepreneurs to hopefully make an impact on their journeys, as well!"
Pipeline entrepreneurs are hyper-obsessed with growth
Like past fellows, each of the entrepreneurs in the latest cohort leads a fast-growing, highly scalable business. Those selected had to apply and go through a multi-step interview process to be considered.
Pipeline Executive Director Melissa Vincent told Startland News that the fall 2021 recruitment period was the most intense the organization has had in at least three years.
“We were blown away by the response,” Vincent said.
As fellows, the new group of business leaders will participate in a year-long fellowship program that consists of four three-day modules to discuss pertinent topics. The end goal for fellows is to grow their companies and connect them with Pipeline’s panel of national advisors and mentors.
Once they complete their fellowship year, the participants are granted access to other perks and programs as Pipeline Members.
"The Pipeline alumni are impressive, and the 2022 class does not disappoint,” Jess said. “It is packed with talent! Many of the entrepreneurs that come through the program are tech startups. That industry is so different from ours and I am really looking forward to learning how these leaders build their high-growth businesses."
Learn more about the other entrepreneurs selected as 2022 Pipeline Fellows by reading the rest of the Startland News article.