OC Slow Money SoCal Gathering
Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Ana, CA
Please join us on Thursday August 15th at 6pm for an evening of local food, networking, entrepreneur presentations, and a preview of the new 4th Street Market, OC's upcoming local culinary destination and food enterprise incubator.
Slow Money is an social network of investors, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, farmers, donors and everyday folks who are interested in helping to strengthen, diversify and sustain our local economy and food system.
Investors will find innovative, motivated entrepreneurs seeking growth capital as well as other alternatives to directly invest in a way that can improve returns, eliminate fees, keep profits local, better diversify risk, and more. Entrepreneurs have not only found funding at our gatherings, but ideas, suppliers, distributors, partners, etc. - a whole network of support. Everyone will find a community of like-minded individuals who are eager to affirm a new direction for our food system and our economy.
Slow Money SoCal is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization,
so a minimum suggested donation of $10 can be made
in this RSVP (above) or at the door.
Thank you for helping us cover our related expenses
and staying community powered!
** The gathering is located on the 2ND FLOOR of the building at 305 East 4th Street **
6:00 pm Structured networking and nibble
7:00 pm Intro, 4th Street Market preview
7:15 pm Erik Oberholtzer, co-founder and owner of Tender Greens
7:40 pm Entrepreneur Showcase
8:15 pm Entrepreneur follow-up
Entrepreneurs contributing to building a healthy local food system will present a brief overview of their business and growth opportunity. Opportunities for connection, funding, investment, barter, alliance, etc. can be made at the end of the evening.
- 4th Street Market
- Backyard Bees
- Urban Agricultural Enterprises
- Sola Jams
- Bite Market
- Sprouts of Promise Foundation (certified farmers markets)
- Devils on Horseback
- Whale Tail Chips
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Slow Money SoCal
Slow Money is a 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 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 Group.