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Slow Money October 2014: Truth in Sourcing (transparency in food)

Slow Money Northern California

Monday, October 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Slow Money October 2014: Truth in Sourcing...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Entrepreneur, looking for funding Ended $5.00 $0.00
Investor, looking for sustainable opportunities Ended $5.00 $0.00
Help rebuild local food economics - that's me! Ended $5.00 $0.00
First time - checking out what Slow Money is about Ended $5.00 $0.00

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Agenda overview

6:00 pm Slow Start - Greetings

What is Slow Money? Community introductions

Entrepreneur Spotlights

Square BarSquare Bar 
Organic protein bars with social impact
Will Erb, president

Aqua Gardens Family FarmAquaGardens
Aquaponic farm producing salad greens, vegetables, and herbs
Jed Davis, COO

Focus Topic

Transparency  in Sourcing (tracing and tracking what's really in local food)

If we want to shift investments into local food, how do we know it's really local? How can we verify the ingredients? Where are they sourced? Is the source sustainable? Is it really non-GMO?

 Panel with:

andrewguntherAndrew Gunther, program director of Animal Welfare Approved.
A label for meat and dairy products that come from farm animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards.  Since 2008, Andrew has spearheaded AWA's unprecedented growth.

alvaroramirezAlvaro Ramirez, CEO/Founder of eHarvestHub
Traceability solution for Mid-to-Small Growers and their customers. Meet retailers case labeling and traceability requirements, as well as being PTI compliant.


 Getting involved and invested - Focus circles: 
  • Investing: SOIL Network and other ways to move your money
  • Finding funding: options for food and ag entrepreneurs to raise capital
  • Better transparency: discussion of actions, based on today's focus topic
Updates and announcements

Slow Money - Local/Global Gathering Nov 10-12 in Louisville, KY

Entrepreneur Workshop and Investor Fair, January 2015 in SF

Other events

Connections and networking

8:15 Adjourn


If you like, bring snackables and drinkables to share.

Street Parking available. (recommended not to leave valuables visible in the car - as in any big city)

Public transportation:

From Embarcadero BART take Light Rail towards Visitation Valley,  20th St stop is close to the building.

From Mission/16th ST BART, take Bus 22 to 3rd/20th

From the Peninsula, take Caltrain to 22nd St station, 3 blocks to walk

Have questions about Slow Money October 2014: Truth in Sourcing (transparency in food)? Contact Slow Money Northern California
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When & Where

Just Business
2225 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Monday, October 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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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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