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Slow Money New England Regional Gathering
Local food entrepreneurs, Main St Investors, and food systems leaders convene at Slow Money New England Regional Gathering. Keynote speakers: Chris Bailey, CEO—VT Smoke & Cure; Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary—Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Agricultural and food business entrepreneurs, investors, funders and lenders, and anyone interested in supporting the work of re-building a healthy food system in Vermont and New England.
See innovative local food entrepreneurs from across New England present their businesses. Hear Chris Bailey, CEO of Vermont Smoke & Cure, talk about how they raised capital while maintaining brand integrity, and Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary—Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets on the "special sauce" of the Vermont food system and its Farm to Plate Network. Learn through in-depth sessions focused on Investing for the World We Want; Raising the Right Capital at the Right Time (for entrepreneurs); and Optimizing Collaboration among Food Systems Leaders & Catalysts. Network with entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system.
Open to the public. $170 early-bird registration through 8/17/16. Pre-registration $200. (Limited) walk-in registration $250. Farm-to-table dinner and two locally sourced breakfasts & lunch served; cash bar for receptions and dinner. Space is limited. Accommodations not included in registration fee.
Free parking in at Shelburne Farms
Registration at http://bit.ly/2alQtRW
Online pre-registration is recommended.
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 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
Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.