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It seems like just yesterday natural/organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike. According to recent Mintelresearch, the same is true in the fruit and vegetable industry with more than half (52%) of consumers reporting that it’s more […]

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  Click here to sign up!   Slow Money NYC and Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture present:Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities Featuring Woody Tasch, Author, Inquiries into Nature of Slow Money and Eliot Coleman, Author and Farmer, Four Season Farm, MaineApril 22, 2012 (Earth Day!) 3-5 pm […]

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  Empire State Development (ESD), the state agency responsible for growing New York’s economy, has given a monetary vote of confidence to sustainable agriculture. ESD’s Open for Business program doled out $785 million in grants last year through its newly established Regional Economic Development Council. Among the scores of grants for hospitals, factories, job training centers and more, […]

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Early last month I personally had a very unique experience – I met and spoke with dozens of farmers. I attended the Young Farmer’s Conference at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. The conference assembled close to 250 young and beginning farmers from 24 states and five countries for workshops and demonstrations. The point of […]

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This Saturday, January 21st, 2012, TEDxManhattan will put forth the second annual “Changing the Way We Eat” symposium. Last year’s program featured a host of interesting and inspiring perspectives about the food system and how it can be made better.  This year’s agenda seems equally ambitious.  As Chair of Slow Money NYC, I am looking […]

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BrightFarms, Inc. (formerly BrightFarms LLC) announced the completion of a $4.3 million Series A equity financing round. The round was led by NGEN Partners and included investments from Emil Capital Partners and BrightFarms founder Ted Caplow. BrightFarms finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the produce supply […]

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WNYC seeks Green Entrepreneurs
December 13, 2011

Here’s some interesting exposure for your budding business, as well as practice pitching for the media (one important audience in raising money and awareness of your approach). Although entrepreneurs are some of the most innovative people in our world today, many of them need help getting the word out. NPR and Green Spaces‘ introduce a […]

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Tonite! Making Green from Green Series, Part 1: Launching A Green Business goes inside sustainably-focussed start-ups for the scoop on how businesses handle challenges from concept to launch. This is an event organized by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club and Sustainable Business NYC (local BALLE affiliate). Experienced green entrepreneurs and funders will describe their […]

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Reserve your place at the table Claim a 17% discount for early registration, before August 13th. Go here to register today. Members take an additional 10% off.  So please join Slow Money, if you have not done so. Speakers David Suzuki, The David Suzuki Foundation, Host of The Nature of Things Simran Sethi, Professor of […]

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I am happy to report that Entrepreneur Showcase and Resource Exchange held on Saturday May 14, 2011 completely sold out to a standing room only crowd at The Commons, a project space to incubate sustainable business in downtown Brooklyn. Already, treehugger and food + tech connect have published great articles covering the event! In a […]

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