Slow Money Northern California: Entrepreneur Showcase
April 4, 2011
By Melinda Cheel
Call for Submissions! Deadline is this Friday, April 8th
What if we invested 50% of our money within 50 miles of home?
At RSF Social Finance we know that people develop a sense of shared responsibility when spending time face-to-face in an effort to care for each other and the places where they live. We view the power of place as essential to a thriving economy. In support of our belief in the power of local economies, we are proud to sponsor Slow Money Northern California’s Entrepreneur Showcase, scheduled for Sunday, June 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Slow Money grows investments in local food systems. It is a relatively new non-profit organization dedicated to building local and national networks and catalyzing investment in small-scale food and farming enterprises and local food systems, connecting investors to their local economies, and building the nurture capital industry.
Slow Money Northern California seeks ten food or farming entrepreneurs to present business plans to a wide range of attendees including potential funders and investors, sustainable food and farming organizations, and business development organizations. The Showcase will spark a range of investment conversations, helping to develop funding channels for local and sustainable food enterprises.
Who should apply? Food and farming businesses seeking varied amounts of funding from start-ups to expansions: farms, processors, distributors, marketers, retailers, caterers, composters and support resources.
Apply online here:
Location and full event schedule will be announced soon.
Presenting participants will be considered to present at the National Gathering of Slow Money in October 2011 in San Francisco.
Slow Money will be hosting another regional showcase in New York on May 16th. Slow Money NYC will be accepting submissions for entrepreneurs in the NY foodshed until April 15th, 2011. Click here to learn more.
Melinda Cheel is Events Coordinator at RSF Social Finance.