Please join us in Culver City, CA for this special evening of appetizers, networking, a warehouse tour and entrepreneur presentations.
Slow Money is an social network of investors, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, farmers, donors and everyday folks who are interested in exploring alternatives that help strengthen, diversify and sustain our local food system.
SLOW MONEY GATHERING AGENDA
6-6:30pm Network, Essential Living Food Tours and Nibble
6:30-8pm Local Entrepreneur Presentations
Entrepreneurs contributing to building a healthy local food system will be presenting a brief overview of their business and growth opportunity. Opportunities for funding, investment, alliance, etc. can be followed up on directly at the end of the evening.
Out of the Box Collective
Jennifer Piette, founder, makes it easy for busy professionals to bring healthy cooking into their lives with a home delivery service that combines fresh, local, seasonal ingredients with recipes from popular local chefs and celebrities. Here is recent coverage from ABC news.
Omega Creamery is a socially responsible, sustainable company dedicated to creating delicious foods and edibles that truly nourish and revitalize the body - foods that people feel great about eating, during and after, knowing they are expertly concocted and irresistibly flavored.
Greenbar Collective produces and distributes the world’s biggest portfolio of organic spirits — all made by hand. The company grew 500% in 5 years by connecting cocktail lovers to tasty spirits...which happened to be organic and so radically carbon negative that they turned casual drinkers into eco crusaders, making an easy connection between drinking the best and making a difference. The environment also benefits because the company uses lightweight bottles, 100% recycled labels and plants a tree for every bottle sold."
Good On Ya Bar
This nutrition bar is unlike any other on the market. Our motto is “Every Ingredient Matters” because every single thing that goes into each organic nutrition bar has a nutritional purpose. This is real food. It’s food from nature. We want you to feel good about what you are eating and who you are supporting. We will never cut corners.
Arroyo Food Coop
We are a group of people/volunteers working to open a cooperative grocery store at 494 N. Wilson Ave in Pasadena.
The Arroyo Food Cooperative will differentiate itself in the marketplace by empowering our members with practical product choices, thoughtful education/social opportunities and substantial entrepreneurship encouragement – all with an emphasis on supporting a sustainable local economy and strengthening our community.
Food Samples provided by: Essential Living Foods, Golden Road Brewing, Good Life Healthy Foods (SuperNatural Pops), Omega Creamery, Whole Foods Market (Venice)
This gathering is FREE, but a $10 donation will be accepted at the door to help cover our related expenses.
Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Essential Living Foods*
3550 Hayden Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232
Street parking and company parking lot available.
* Essential Living Foods: Our mission at Essential Living Foods is to positively transform human health and lifestyles by providing the highest quality, most nutritious, ecologically sound and sought-after Super Foods in the world. Every day, when customers purchase our certified Organic & Wild-crafted heirloom foods, they are helping to stimulate fair rural employment on small family farms and indigenous villages around the world.
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Slow Money SoCal
Slow Money SoCal is a volunteer non-profit network that connects farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, thought-leaders and everyday folks interested in developing alternatives that help strengthen, and diversify our local Southern California food system.
Slow Money SoCal is the Southern California chapter of Slow Money, the movement and national nonprofit organization that catalyzes investments in local food systems. In over 15 local networks across the North America, entrepreneurs, investors, foodies, and localization activists have joined forces to rebuild the economics of local food and agriculture.
Slow Money SoCal's Mission:
- To build a diverse Southern California community focused on aligning our money and our values through investing in local, sustainable food businesses.
- To inspire and educate people about the connected nature of slow investing and food system change.
- To catalyze new and democratic opportunities for investment in businesses that yield a sustainable food system for all.
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