Vermont food entrepreneurs to present at Slow Money Vermont Entrepreneur Showcase event. Investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers will network to foster a shared vision for 21st Century Main Street investing to support a viable and sustainable agricultural economy in Vermont and the region. Special guest speaker: Robin Morris, Founder of the Mad River Food Hub.
Warren, VT – Local food entrepreneurs will present their businesses to an audience of investors, service providers, and fellow entrepreneurs on June 15, 2016. Special guest Robin Morris founded the Mad River Food Hub in 2011 and will talk about how they are helping new and emerging food and beverage companies grow in their community. The event will be the second entrepreneur showcase convened by Slow Money Vermont.
The showcase event will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their stories and network with investors and service providers to help shape the future of the Vermont food economy. The event has a registration fee of $25 and will run from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, in the Gate House Lodge. In addition to entrepreneur presentations, the event will include ample time for networking. Light refreshments featuring local products will be served and a cash bar will be available.
The following innovative Vermont entrepreneurs will be presenting: Vermont Bean Crafters, Shire Beef, Vermont Herb Growers Cooperative, Full Sun Company, Gringo Jack's, Green Mountain Harvest, and Kettle Song Farm
Slow Money Vermont is an emerging network that aims to inform, inspire and connect investors, philanthropists, individuals, and businesses interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system and to catalyze new investment opportunities in the people, businesses and communities that contribute to a sustainable food economy. Slow Money Vermont chair Eric DeLuca says, “Entrepreneur showcases are at the heart of Slow Money’s mission to catalyze the flow of capital to local food systems and bring money back down to earth.” Slow Money Vermont is being incubated by a task force within the Vermont Farm to Plate Network—Vermont’s statewide collaboration to strengthen the food system.
Vermont is a hotbed of local food enterprises and Slow Money Vermont formed to complement the financing options available statewide to food entrepreneurs. Slow Money catalyzes the ability of individual investors to engage directly in their communities. Through events, network development, and outreach Slow Money Vermont seeks to increase the flow of knowledge and capital in support of VT food system enterprises.
Registration is required for the event. To attend, Register at: http://bit.ly/1sBZMlH
Registration is available onsite the day of the event, but space is limited so advanced registration is recommended.
Additionally on June 15, there will be a free tour of Mad River Food Hub from 4:15-5:00 p.m. Location: 151 Mad River Canoe Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Slow Money Vermont is an emerging network that aims to inform, inspire and connect individuals, businesses, philanthropists, and investors interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system and to catalyze new investment opportunities in the people, businesses and communities that contribute to a sustainable food economy. Slow Money Vermont is being organized through a task force connected to Vermont Farm to Plate—the statewide initiative to strengthen the food system. Slow Money Vermont aligns with the state’s Farm to Plate goals to increase investments and financial partnerships in food system enterprises. Individuals, businesses, philanthropists, and investors interested in getting involved in Slow Money Vermont can learn more at: www.facebook.com/slowmoneyvermont
The Vermont Food Investors Network (VFIN) is a project of Slow Money Vermont. VFIN creates opportunities for individuals, businesses, and investors to network, invest money in local communities, and help build a more resilient and sustainable economy in the Vermont foodshed. VFIN hosts in-person networking events, and--through collaboration with Milk Money powered by VSECU--facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors online.