High-Impact Good Food Financing and Innovation Conference from FamilyFarmed June 19, 2018:
Buy Tickets, Apply to Participate Now!
FamilyFarmed’s annual Good Food Financing and Innovation Conference will be held Tuesday, June 19 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago’s West Loop. Purchase tickets or apply to participate in the Pitch Slam and Financing Fair today!
The Conference connects investors and industry leaders with some of the region’s most promising early-stage businesses. Together, the Financing & Innovation Conference and the Good Food Accelerator have helped generate more than $50 million in debt and equity deals.
New in 2018! The business pitch session has morphed into a Pitch Slam competition. Businesses can apply to participate by May 23. The heart of the Financing & Innovation Conference, the Financing Fair, enables entrepreneurs to present and sample their products to a select audience of potential investors, business partners and buyers. Apply by May 29 to participate in the Financing Fair.
The Good Food Financing and Innovation Conference will kick off with great, informative programming, starting with a keynote speech by John Foraker, CEO of the organic baby food startup Once Upon a Farm and previously a Good Food marketing pioneer at Annie’s Homegrown. He will then join Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network’s senior vice president for content and insights, for an engaging “fireside chat.” Plus much more… visit the Conference website for more information!
FamilyFarmed is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities. FamilyFarmed seeks to …build public and private partnerships that support the growth of regional food systems that benefit farmers, consumers and businesses… increase local and sustainable/organic food sales in the region to create new jobs, sustainable economic development and rural revitalization… preserve our farmland through the development of high-value markets that give regional producers a fair price for their crops and encourage them to stay on their land… advocate for access to healthy and affordable food for all people and communities… encourage transparency in the food production and distribution process… respect and understand differences between urban and rural cultures and begin to bridge this divide through dialogue and economic opportunity… build solid relationships between stakeholders including staff, consultants, board members, businesses, NGO’s, policymakers, media and consumers… foster a work environment that values and recognizes individual contribution to the organization… model a work style of collaboration and collegiality… practice high standards of accountability, responsiveness and transparency in all relationships with funders, clients, partners, associates and employees.
Learn more about farm and food business financing from beginningfarmers.org at https://www.beginningfarmers.org/funding-resources/