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Slow Money SoCal February Gathering

Slow Money SoCal

Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Slow Money SoCal February Gathering

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Type End Quantity
Entrepreneur, looking for funding Ended Free  
Investor, looking for local opportunities to invest Ended Free  
Seeking to network, learn and help our local food economy Ended Free  

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Event Details

What do worms, pies and investing in our local food & agriculture industry have in common?  We'll be talking about them all at the next Slow Money Gathering where you can network, learn about local investment opportunities and be part of strengthening and growing SoCal's diverse food economy.


1) Networking
    Come meet like minded entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders.

2) Intros and Announcements

3) Entrepreneur Spotlights
    SoCal entrepreneurs will present their business and funding opportunities

       a) Cane Patch Pies

       b) Vermivision

3) Planning
    Join discussions and preparations for our upcoming...

       a) March 7th Kick-Off Social and Fund Raiser

       b) Entrepreneur Showcase

* Cane Patch Pies are pies that were made many years ago in a small community in Burgess, South Carolina, better known as the Freewoods.  Freewoods is a community that was formed by freed slaves.  Our ancestors were among the group of freed slaves that started this community.  Every recipe and how every pie is made was handed down from generation to generation.  The timing is right to start a new bakery to honor those great recipes from the past so the whole world can taste them.

Cane Patch Pies is established as a limited liability company owned by its two co-founders Tony and Jon Smalls.  The bakery will be managed and directed by Tony Smalls, a veteran baker with 18 years experience in the food service industry, and Jon Smalls, who has some experience in marketing and promotion. With Tony being a U.S. Army veteran and Jon a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, they both have the discipline, drive, and passion to make this venture a success.

Cane Patch Pies will offer not only pies but cakes, cookies and other delicious desserts.  Cane Patch Pies will also deliver desserts upon request.  The bakery will also have a selection of organic and vegan desserts for that select customer base.  The sweet potatoe pie will be the showcase product of the bakery, and due to the mild competition in the area, the sweet potatoe pie sales will be consistent.

Cane Patch Pies wants to establish a large, regular customer base and will therefore concentrate its business and marketing on local residents, which will be the dominant market.  This will establish a healthy, consistent revenue base to ensure stability of the business.  In addition we will strive to be competitive in trying to gain supermarket contracts and create a strong presence in the farmers market.

** VermiVision is committed to fulfilling the promise of vermicompost (worm compost or VC) as the essential input for sustainable agriculture. VC restores soil biodiversity and enhances soil fertility by promoting the dynamics of agro-ecology. VC similarly improves landscape management of public and private spaces such as campuses and golf courses. Its preparation remediates the organic waste stream of manure and food wastes, transforming  environmental nuisances into valuable renewable assets.

VermiVision develops collaborative partnerships with agricultural universities, food & agriculture-dedicated non-profit entities, and compatible enterprise partners. The diverse nature of the VermiVision working network assures robust expansion of commercial demand and production supported by credible research and validated field experience.

VermiVision’s mission fulfillment will be evident when high-quality vermicompost in abundant quantity has become a standard input for agriculture across diverse categories throughout North America and beyond.

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When & Where

Duck Club (949) 261-7963
5 Riparian View
Irvine, CA 92612

Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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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.

Join our discussions and connect with others at our LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @slowmoneysocal 

Information presented is the sole responsibility of the presenting company. Slow Money SoCal has not verified the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of information, materials or statements presented. Neither Slow Money SoCal nor any of its officers, directors, stakeholders, agents and employees makes any warranty, express or implied, of any kind related to the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of any information presented. The presenting company and investor is  responsible for ensuring his/her/its compliance with applicable securities laws. Slow Money SoCal  does not give investment advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendations with respect to any securities and is not a broker, venture fund or an investment advisor.

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