Upcoming Food & Impact Events in June 2014
June 5, 2014

HUB_marketing_1-28_38-621x407Impact Hub NY Open House and World Café Salon

Date: Wednesday, June 11th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Impact Hub NYC / 394 Broadway, NY, NY 10013
RSVP here.
Impact Hub is opening their doors and inviting the social & environmental impact community to explore their new 3-story space with a roaming, world cafe-style experience hosted by local impact organizations. Impact Hub is a shared workspace & events platform for a global community of entrepreneurs, activists, artists & professionals who believe in the power of business to accelerate social & environmental change.  Learn more at  Come say hello, bring old friends, meet new friends, enjoy refreshing drinks + snacks, and engage in meaningful conversation. RSVP here.

bthechangebadgehi-res1To B or Not to B Corp Certified? Workshop

Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: 61 Local, 61 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY 11201 (Community Room – Upstairs)
RSVP: Slow Money NYC Meetup
Join us for this Slow Money NYC Meetup in which Sophie Faris from B Lab leads a workshop on the challenges particular to food and farming companies seeking B Corp Certification, a standard for positive impact, calling on the experiences of entrepreneurs who have been through the process such as Sarah Endline of Sweet Riot and Jon Zeltsman of Down To Earth Markets. Special presentation from Museum of Food and Drink and Lightning Pitches from entrepreneurs in our extended community.
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Briefing on Food Policy Action

Date: June 20, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Jewish Funders Network, 150 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
Free! RSVP to Samantha Anderson at
Claire Benjamin, the Managing Director of Food Policy Action, will speak this Friday at a special meeting to discuss the organization’s agenda and pressing issues for the food movement.  A recent profile in NY Times of Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio highlighted his work with FPA. Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable for their votes on food and farming through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.  Learn more:

Empire PlazaAccess to Capital for Food and Beverage Enterprises

Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Register Now
Empire State Development, The Federal Reserve Bank of NY and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets are co-sponsoring a forum to help businesses identify traditional and nontraditional sources to Capital. If you’re involved in agriculture, food or beverage enterprise please join us.  Derek Denckla, Network Director of Slow Money NYC will be speaking on a panel. Register Now

Hack DiningHack Dining with Food + Tech Connect

Hack the future of dining to catalyze a revolution in food. Ambitious, no?  From June 27-29, Food+Tech Connect, in partnership with Applegate, Google, Chipotle and Studio Industries, is bringing restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together to hack the future of dining at Hack//Dining NYC.  Throughout the hackathon, a series of classes and panels will give the restaurant community insights into better business practices. Tickets are $35 for classes and $15 for the panel on Saturday, June 28. We’re also offering a limited number of packages for all three for just $60. Space is limited, so snag your tickets here.

  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Developing a Restaurant Technology Strategy 101 class with ShopKeep
  • 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Scaling + Branding Your Business class with Felicia Stingone (formerly of USHG)
  • 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Best practices in Employee Hiring panel with Culintro, Culinary Agents, Easy Pairings. Moderated by Leiti Hsu.

Entrepreneur SpaceFunding for Food: Financing Workshop

with NYBDC & Accion
Date: Tuesday, July 1st
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37th St, Long Island City

Finding financing to grow a small business is a common challenge for food entrepreneurs, traditional bank financing can be hard to get and funding programs are often confusing. To help shed some light on the process, we have teamed up with our friends at the The Entrepreneur’s Space to host a financing workshop and networking event.

Our presenters from New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) and Accion will provide information on the NYC Food Manufacturers Growth Fund and other opportunities available for financing the growth of your business. In addition to information on both organization’s financial products, NYBDC and Accion staff will also provide guidance on what lenders are looking for and advise on how to craft a competitive application. This is a great opportunity to speak with lenders about your specific situation, and to check out the facilities up at The Entrepreneur’s Space!

Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP now to to reserve your seat.