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Slow Money January 2015: getting easier to invest locally in California?

Slow Money Northern California

Monday, January 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Slow Money January 2015: getting easier to invest...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Entrepreneur, looking for funding Ended $5.00 $1.24
Investor, looking for sustainable opportunities Ended $5.00 $1.24
First time - checking out what Slow Money is about Ended $5.00 $1.24
Help rebuild local food economics - that's me! Ended $5.00 $1.24

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Agenda overview
6:00 Slow Start - meet and greet

What is Slow Money?
Greeting by Harv Singh, local food forager of Whole Foods Market
Community introductions


Entrepreneur Spotlights:

  New Hope Farms, Pinole
Fresh and affordable food for small groceries in vulnerable East Bay neighborhoods
Hank Herrera - Founder and Cooperative Member
  Ladera Granola, Redwood City
Family-run granola manufacturer
Brian Tetrud - CEO
  The Town Kitchen, Oakland
Social enterprise providing locally sourced, lunchbox style meals to offices
Sabrina Mutukisna - Co-founder, CEO

6:45 Focus topic:
California's special rules for investing in local businesses
New initiatives and existing laws making it easier to invest locally
The (proposed) California Crowdfunding Law
Christina Oatfield, Slow Money Northern California's policy expert
The proposed California Crowdfunding Law that will make it easier for small businesses, including food entreprises, to raise money with fewer regulatory hurdles. It would enable more entrepreneurs to publicly discuss their investment opportunities and strategies.
We'll decide on whether Slow Money Northern California should endorse the legislation proposed by the Sustainable Economies Law Center.
Friends and Family: investing under California's intra-state exemption
Adam Parks, owner
  Constance Washburn, investor

Getting involved and invested - Focus circles: 

  • Investing: SOIL Investor Network and other ways to move your money
  • Finding funding: options for food and ag entrepreneurs to raise capital
  • California Crowdfunding law: how to support the initiative

Community updates
FOOD FUNDED: Investor and Entrepreneurship Fair, March 26, 2015
Other events 

7:45 Networking

If you like, bring snackables and drinkables to share.

Parking near Amtrak, various bus routes

Slow Money events are not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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When & Where

WHOLE FOODS MARKET Northern California HQ
5980 Horton St
2nd floor
Emeryville, CA 94608

Monday, January 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Slow Money Northern California


Slow Money is a movement and national nonprofit organization that catalyzes investments in local food systems. In over 20 local networks across the North America, entrepreneurs, investors, foodies, and localization activists have joined forces to rebuild the economics of local food and agriculture.

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