On May 5, 2013, Slow Money NYC is teaming up with 2d Annual Food Book Fair to present a half-day program entitled Food + Enterprise, featuring a Pitch Competition for seed stage companies and a Resource Fair focused on products and services that will help food startups thrive in NYC. A pop-up bookstore, Write Down to Business, will feature chats with authors whose work embraces the connected nature of either business or investing strategy and food system change. Event: Food + Enterprise + Food Book Fair Date: May 5, 2013 – 1:00-6:00 PM Location: The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 BUY TICKETS HERE Details:FoodBookFair.com
Food start-ups are the new punk bands: DIY, urban, edgy and full of exuberance. For those you about to cook (or plant), we salute you! Seed stage food enterprises will present their business concept in 5 minutes. Attendees cast votes for their favorite enterprise and a panel of expert judges will weigh in as well. Think: “Shark Tank” for Sustainable Foodies. Extra points for integrating a written component into the business plan — books, blogs and foodieodicals. Invited judges include Allison Hooper of Vermont Butter and Cheese and Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group among others.
ENTREPRENEURS: APPLY FOR COMPETITION!
Small food start-ups are hungry . . . for good information and high quality assistance. Like all small business, food enterprises need services that are specialized for their unique needs. The Resource Fair will feature exhibitors who offer a range of services in the sustainable food and farming industry in the Northeast. Exhibitors in book publishing, social impact investing, education, food activism, community economic development, and entrepreneur services are invited to participate. APPLY TO EXHIBIT
WRITE DOWN TO BUSINESS BOOKSTORE
During the Resource Fair, we will provide a series of book chats in a pop-up store called “Write Down to Business” presenting authors of recent or classic books about the business of food and farming. Particular emphasis will be placed on authors who present positive steps to making a food enterprise successful. Invited authors may include: Amy Cortese, Frederick Kaufman, Judy Wicks and others. APPLY TO PRESENT YOUR BOOK
About Food Book Fair
Launched in 2012, The Food Book Fair was the first ever event combining food publications and dynamic events celebrating food writing, reading, and activism. Building on its critical success, 2013 Food Book Fair will be held on May 3-5, 2012 (primarily at the Wythe Hotel), promising a variety of different programs that explore unique and fascinating facets of the food system and the writing that brings them to life.
CONTACT US to speak or provide your book title: Derek@slowmoneynyc.org or Elizabeth@foodbookfair.com