We hope you’re enjoying the first half of June. Keep on reading to learn about June’s highlights.
1. FOOD + ENTERPRISE 2015 FEEDBACK
Food + Enterprise, the three day conference that took place last February, was established to foster community + collaboration among farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants and funders to finance a better food system.
We’ve finally had the time to sift through the pages of feedback we’ve received from attendees, and wanted to share a few nuggets of feedback that we believe encapsulate what we are trying to accomplish at F + E. We’ll be putting together a full report in the near future, so stay tuned for more comments, constructive criticisms, and reactions from event-goers.
“It was beautifully done!… I had such a blast meeting so many inspiring people in the industry and learning about which way the tides are turning. “–Friday Attendee
“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.”–Saturday Attendee
“The six one on one mentoring sessions I had on Friday were invaluable. I learned more on that day and during the rest of the weekend than I could have in months on my own.” — Friday Attendee
2. FOOD + ENTERPRISE BARNRAISER SUCCESSES
At Food + Enterprise last February, seven growth-stage food and farm enterprises presented their business plans to an audience of investors, consultants, peers and consumers, and launched crowdfunding campaigns on Barnraiser .
We are thrilled to report that five of our Pitch Entrepreneurs from Food + Enterprise were successfully funded on Barnraiser. Congratulations to Made By Lukas, Northeast Farm Access, With Love From Brooklyn, Next Door Organics, and Goldilocks Goodies!