Slow Money is hosting the world’s first Decelerator on October 21st, bringing together all who care about Colorado food systems and want to find new ways to invest in them!
The day-long event will take place at beautiful Lone Hawk Farm, just north of Boulder. Learn more and register at www.decelerator.org.
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Marada Cook is one of Maine’s most remarkable entrepreneurs. She’s part owner and manager of three Maine food companies, Northern Girl, Fiddler’s Green Farm, and Crown of Maine Organic, that repurpose, distribute, and sell Maine produce across the northeast and have become core to the regional food system. Join me for a conversation with Marada where she describes – in her understated way – the development of these three companies to where they are today. Recorded onsite at the Slow Money Maine conference. To listen to this episode on the Grow Maine Show, click HERE—->
Basically, farm and food businesses get loans with payback in food.
Quite a number of businesses have worked with this model in the past, but here is a coordinated effort to centralize the transactions and formalize across multiple businesses.
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And while you’re there, check out the greenhorn table and Paula Manalo’s book reading, which is at 1pm tomorrow!
Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase at the 2nd Annual Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA
Many locals are getting invested in our local food system. Come to the Heirloom Festival and join us for the Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase!
On Thursday, September 13, from 1-2pm, Slow Money Northern California
will host an Entrepreneur Showcase at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa (E.C. Kraft Building – Speaker Hall 2).
Slow Money is about investing in communities by supporting local, sustainable food and farming enterprises. The Entrepreneur Showcase will give people an opportunity to find out more about this exciting new movement, to meet and mingle with local food entrepreneurs, and to learn how to support sustainable food systems. (more…)
Slow Money 101, What You Need To Know When Looking For Investors
Columbia Lnd Conservancy
49 Main St.
Chatham, NY 12037
6-8pm, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Admission: $25, Space is limited, please RSVP
Contact: FarmAssist Productions, Gianni Ortiz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518.392.8545
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy.
Farmers and small food producers are increasingly savvy about marketing their own products and very often need investors to help move their business to the next level. John’s experience in this niche is exceptional and he will introduce the basic concepts necessary when approaching potential funders. All class attendees will receive a free copy of the Slow Money Primer, authored by John.
John Friedman is an attorney specializing in corporate development for entrepreneurial and emerging businesses in the sustainable agriculture and technology industries. He counsels clients refining their business plans, creating financial models, raising outside capital, developing and maintaining distribution channels, and seeing to their other transactional, regulatory and litigation needs. He is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, Slow Food, and the Slow Money Alliance, among many other organizational affiliations.