Slow Money So Cal
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As always, we'll be starting the evening with our famous networking session, where you can meet investors, community leaders, entrepreneurs and other interesting, engaged members of our community.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER will be Kari Hamerschleg, a senior food and agriculture analyst at the Environmental Work Group. She will be providing an update on the current "farm bill" and will explain how this massive piece of legislation affects California. She will focus on aspects of the farm bill policies and programs that help local, healthy and organic food as well as farming businesses. Learn more here and here.
WHAT'S ALL THE BUZZ about our second speaker? Bill Walter is Founder of Guerilla Beekeepers, LLC. The company is seeking funds to further grow a unique service model that provides more sustainable, cost-effective and healthy outcomes for agriculture clients. Learn more here.
A LEADER IN DELIVERING THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION, Jennifer Piette, will present plans and funding requirements for her rapidly expanding business which provides farm-to-table home delivery, meal-planning and recipes. OutoftheBoxCollective.com has earned press accolades and dedicated subscribers galore! Check out how this expansive farm-to-table service is boxing up the finest ingredients along with recipes from top healthy chefs to make local, sustainable food easy, accessible and tasty!
So come join the Slow Money community where you can network, discover opportunities and join the effort to strengthen and grow Southern California's diverse food and agriculture economy. If you are an entrepreneur, investor, foodie or community leader interested in building a diverse, local, sustainable food system, this is the event for you!
2) Update on alignment efforts with Slow Foods
3) Farm Bill Update (Kari Hamerschleg from EWG)
4) Entrepreneur Spotlights
SoCal entrepreneurs will present their business and funding opportunities
a) Out of the Box Collective (Jennifer Piette, Founder)
b) Guerilla Beekeepers (Bill Walter, Founder)
5) Open Items
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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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