Since the Summit, we’ve been busily promoting the funding of those “buzziest startups” — Pitch Finalists from both 2015 AND 2014 on Barnraiser and Kiva Zip, respectively.
Our “slow” community set a new speed record on Kiva Zip– funding a $10,000 loan to The Fresh Connection in less than 4 days! Thanks to all who participated.
Barnraiser and Kiva Zip represent a new initiative by Slow Money NYC to develop relationships with funding platforms for local sustainable food and farm businesses at various stages of development. For a full range of financing options, check out the “Get Funded” page on the Food + Enterprise website.
We’ve also had the chance to review some of the feedback we’ve received from F+E event-goers. Here are some of the nice things folks had to say about Food + Enterprise:
“It was particularly great to see people from so many stakeholder groups in the room – we’re so often stuck in our own little silos.”
“Great people! I made so many great connections and learned so much.”
“I attend a lot of food industry related events and I’ll be the first to say — not all of these events are created equal…This event is definitely one that will be remembered… There is nothing more motivating than being in a community with folks who love what they do!”
We’d love to hear from anyone who attended Food + Enterprise. Help us make the event serve to build our “slow” community by filling out this Survey. Thanks!