We’re excited to announce that on the heels of our successful KivaZip fundraising campaign, The Fresh Connection has launched a new campaign on Kickstarter ( The Fresh Connection is the only trucking and logistics company in New York City that specializes in supporting the local food system. Since 2012 we have made it our mission […]

Food + Enterprise Feedback & Funding
March 31, 2015

We can’t believe it’s been an entire month since Food + Enterprise. The Wall Street Journal gave us their feedback on Food + Enterprise + Pitch: “Last weekend, a crowd of investors, entrepreneurs and consultants packed a modish Brooklyn warehouse to hear funding pitches from some of the city’s buzziest startups….” Now, we’d love your feedback, […]


Slow Money NYC has endorsed Mark Jaffe and his business, The Fresh Connection, for a $10,000 loan on Kiva Zip. UPDATE 03/24/15: The Fresh Connection Loan has been fully funded — in less than one week! Kiva Zip is an online portal that allows you to support small businesses with 0% interest loans and enable them to access […]


The below is a reprint of Foodshed Investor Ryan Gaines’ social innovation newsletter: This week’s letter is focused on interesting projects that I came across at the Food + Enterprise Conference this past weekend in Brooklyn. There are many more on their website and several also launched Barnraiser campaigns during the pitch competition on the last day. I hope you enjoy. Brewing […]


Food + Enterprise is Slow Money’s major regional event of 2015, attracting the most active leaders from our Slow Money network, including Executive Director and Founder Woody Tasch, the entire Board of Slow Money NYC and 20 members of Foodshed Investors NY. And…it’s less than two weeks away! Entrepreneurs can connect with active angel investors, funders […]

Slow Money NYC Welcomes New Board Members
January 31, 2015

Slow Money NYC is excited to announce that it has recently added six new board members to our (already amazing) Board of Advisors. They hail from diverse areas within the sustainable, local food industry: Editor of publications, founder of a CSA, urban farmer, investor in sustainable food start-ups and strategist for business and community development. Without further ado, Slow […]

Slow Money NYC Turns 1,000 (on Meetup…)
January 26, 2015

Slow Money NYC is thrilled to report that last week we officially obtained our 1,000th member on A big thanks to John Wiseman for being our 1000th member (and alerting us to this momentous occasion!). John is a marketing and partnerships maven, who invests in local bars and restaurants and advises on the marketing council […]


Tickets on Sale Now! Greetings! We’re proud to announce that our website has officially launched for Food and Enterprise 2015! CLICK HERE to find out more about our bigger and better event at Industry City this coming February! Be sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out! After two years of sold-out programming as […]


Three Two fabulous events on Monday, December 15, 2014: Anatomy of a Sale Workshop -12:30 – 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Foodstand Spotlight – 6:00pm to 8:00 pm Buy Tickets. EVENT LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED – SEE BELOW NOTE: Slow Food Show cancelled and postponed TBD in 2015. Anatomy of a Sale Workshop 12:30 – 2:00 p.m:  Slow Money NYC […]

Slow Money National Gathering Notes
November 20, 2014

Slow Money NYC was well-represented at the recent Slow Money National Gathering in Louisville, KY from November 10-12, 2014, helping to extend the reach of our network. Advisory Board Members Derek Denckla and Claude Arpels along with Amanda Fuller, a member of Foodshed Investor NY, were invited to attend the first-ever Master Class for leaders […]