Need dough to knead dough? Food entrepreneurs face persistent challenges accessing appropriate and adequate capital.
Elizabeth Ü will present Finance for Food Workshop, outlining capital options available for sustainable food businesses — including pros, cons, criteria, and sources. Farmers, makers, investors and technologists welcome!
This event is graciously hosted by: The Moderns Location: 900 Broadway, Suite 202, New York, NY 10003 Date: Monday, June 10, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Believe it or not, there are more types of capital than ever before to support food businesses… but they can be challenging to access and it’s hard to tell which type will be the best for each business.
In simple terms, Elizabeth Ü provides valuable insights into the world of finance, including descriptions of various capital options available (including traditional debt and equity, government grant and loan programs, cutting-edge social finance options such as crowdfunding, and community-based alternatives). She will suggest guidelines for choosing capitaloptions are most appropriate given size, stage, entity type, growth plans, mission, and values of an enterprise.
Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive session at the end of the presentation.
Tickets $15 in advance gives you a 30% discount on the book.Tickets $20 at the door.
Facilitator Bio:Elizabeth Ü has spent the last decade working to bring down the barriers that prevent sustainable food entrepreneurs from solving social and environmental problems. Founder and executive director of the nonprofit Finance for Food, Elizabeth regularly delivers workshops on the intersecting topics of community capital, impact investing, food entrepreneurship, and sustainable food systems at conferences geared toward business owners, funders, institutional and individual investors, nonprofits, technical assistance providers, and academic audiences. Previously, she served on the management team at RSF Social Finance, where she helped launch a loan fund for high impact food businesses. She has also served on staff at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and Slow Money, which was then a project of Investors’ Circle.