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Last years magic:

May 24, 2018 · San Francisco

FOOD FUNDED 2018

111
Attendees
11
Pitches
11
Speakers
1
Community

Food entrepreneurs and investors convened for a day of educational workshops
and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures.

ENTREPRENEUR LAB

Hands-on workshops by experienced practitioners
"Just the right mix of experienced presenters and inspiring attendees to allow me to make the connections I hoped for to help my company get to the next level."

FOOD INVESTOR SHOWCASE

The 8th Annual Bay Area Food Investor Fair
"I was truly blown away but the caliber of people and companies. They were all inspiring and so clear about the impact they want to have on the world. Fantastic!”

CONNECTIONS

Marketplace of Opportinities. Collaboration.
"My tribe!" · "Food Funded is my favorite place to have authentic conversations and to explore ideas and opportunities to follow up on."

ENTREPRENEUR LAB 2018

Hands-on workshops by experienced practitioners

Session Topic

Speakers

Carbon Drawdown:
Regenerative Opportunity for Food Businesses and Investors

Paul Hawken

Author, Activist, Executive Director
Project Drawdown

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO
Kuli Kuli

The Future Is Female

Women as Producers and Investors in the Food Ecosystem

Merril Gilbert

Mgilco, Inc.

Lauren Pappas

Black Acorn Ventures

Alison Bailey Vercruysse

18 Rabbits

Lara Dickinson

OSC2

Succeeding with the New Crowdfunding Models

How to raise serious funding from the community

presented by investibule

Jenny Kassan

Author, Raise Capital on Your Own Terms

Daniel Kurzrock

ReGrained

Arno Hesse

Investibule, Slow Money Investor

Cheryl Clements

PieShell

Jonny Price

Wefunder

Tools for Engagement

Honing the mutual love in your community

Sally Rogers

Parsnip, Slow Food San Francisco

Kristel Corson

Clover Sonoma

Sabina Gault

Konnect Agency

Anne Mercogliano

Good Eggs

Erin Lenhardt

The Food Mint

The Ripple Effect of Food Enterprises

Healing The Supply Chain and Building Resilient Communities

presented by Esca Bona / New Hope Network

Allison Hagey

BraunHagey & Borden

Serafina Palandech

Hip Chick Farms

Bob McGee

Straus Family Creamery

Cathryn Couch

Ceres Community Project

Debt or Equity for Your next Round?

How to pick the right financing option to grow your food company

presented by New Resource Bank

Gary Groff

New Resource Bank

Dave Davick

Propeller Industries

Arif Fazal

Blueberry Ventures

Laurie O'Hara

Working Solutions

Krista Morgan

P2Binvestor

Digital Shelf Space as the New Launchpad

Mastering virtual marketplaces

Alli Ball

Allison Ball Consulting

Larissa Russell

Pod Foods

Eileen Gordon

Barnraiser

Corey Rateau

Good Eggs

Michael Kanter

Eliot's Adult Nut Butters

The Future of Food: Getting more Personal

Insights from new research: microbiome, medicine and more

presented by Institute for the Future

Rebecca Chesney

Institute for the Future

Sarah Gupta

uBiome

Sunny Jain

Sun Genomics

The Fast Track to Food Success?

The Role of Incubators, Accelerators & Corporate Partners in Growing Your Business
 
presented by KitchenTown
Rusty Schwartz

KitchenTown

Scott May

MISTA

Caesare Assad

Food System 6

Min FitzGerald

Nutrigene (Start-X, Y Combinator)

Kimberlie Le

Terramino Foods (Participant, Indie Bio)

Frank Jackman

Local Crate (Target Incubator, Tech Stars)

Serving Up Social Justice

Building equity into food service ventures

Leticia Landa

La Cocina

Antoine Hicks

Red Bay Coffee Company

Erin Wade

Homeroom

Evelyn Rangel-Medina

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Shana Lancaster

Mamacitas Cafe

Carbon Drawdown by Food Changemakers

The Role of Incubators, Accelerators & Corporate Partners in Growing Your Business
 
presented by KitchenTown
Erin Axelrod

LIFT Economy
Regenerative Ag Investor Network

Ether Park

Cienega Capital

Kevin Bayuk

LIFT Economy

Merrilee Olson

Preserve Farm Kitchens

Critical Investor Due Diligence

Numbers, team, formalities: how to (un)cover the basics after the pitch?

Marco Vangelisti

EK4T, Slow Money

Angelina Mertens

ONE WORLD Training & Investments

Greg Beattie

Brown Gee & Wenger LLP

Yui Ueno

ICA Fund Good Jobs

Failing Forward: Composting Your Business Mistakes

Keeping it real.
Participatory session for entrepreneurs

Melanie Weir

Extension Impact Collaborative

You...

... stepping up?

Pei-Ru Ko

Real Food Real Stories

FOOD INVESTOR SHOWCASE

The 8th Annual Bay Area Food Investor Fair

Featuring curated food and ag enterprises with strong leadership, poised for impactful growth

hosted by

Marcy Coburn

Executive Director,
CUESA Farmers Markets (Ferry Plaza, Jack London Square, Mission)

Presenting on Stage and in the Investor Marketplace

Presenting in the Investor Marketplace

Investor Feedback Panel

Esther Park

Cienega Capital

Gary Groff

New Resource Bank

Catha Groot

Radicle Impact

Marco Vangelisti

EK4T, Slow Money

Awards, NETWORKING RECEPTION & ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE WITH TABLE PRESENTATIONS

Tastings and Refreshments

Sponsoring Partners 2018

Many thanks to our Sponsors, in-kind donors, and volunteers!

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