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Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities

April 22, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Slow Money NYC and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Present:

Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities

With Woody Tasch, Author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, & Eliot Coleman, Author & Farmer, Four Season Farm

April 22, 2012 (Earth Day!) 3-5 pm

The Loft at Stone Barns

Tickets $75. Limited quantity.

What better way to spend Earth Day than with a group of food entrepreneurs and investors who are working “to bring money down to earth”? The Slow Money Alliance now has 14 chapters, including one in New York. More than $16 million has been invested over the past 18 months in over 100 small food enterprises under the Slow Money banner, using a variety of new engagement strategies – investment clubs, investor networks, and entrepreneur showcases.

Please join us for a two-hour program featuring Derek Denckla and Brian Kaminer, leaders of Slow Money New York City, and five pioneering food entrepreneurs currently seeking capital. These entrepreneurs will make brief presentations about their enterprises: Brooklyn Grange, a commercial rooftop farm business in NYC building its second airy acre and apiary; First Field Ketchup, an NJ organic farm expanding its line of value-added products; Farm to Table CoPackers, a growing small-batch food processing facility for small farms and local artisans in the Hudson Valley;Window Farms, manufacturing a DIY kit for home-grown food; and New York Mouth, opening an online store featuring local, indie food makers from the NY area. Eliot Coleman, who serves on the Board of Directors for Slow Money, will lay out an opportunity for partners to create their own ventures based on his open source farm technology called (you guessed it . . .): Slow Tools. Woody Tasch will share the financial innovations Slow Money chapters and local investors are using to put some of their money to work close to home, where they can see, touch, and taste the results.

If you are a good food activist, an impact investor, a sustainable business entrepreneur, a foundation trustee or program officer, or an individual who is wondering whether there is life after fast money and fast food, this program presents a wonderful opportunity to participate in what Entrepreneur.com called “one of the top five trends in finance” and Rodale called “one of the top ten trends in organics.”

Please register here to join us:

Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase at Stone Barns

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Date:
April 22, 2012
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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