- Program 2013-14
Anatomy of a Deal: Financing Sustainable Food
Host:Slow Money NYC
The Sustainability Practice Network and Slow Money NYC would like to invite you to a Panel Discussion entitled, "Anatomy of a Deal: Financing Sustainable Food," April 25, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Screening Room, Cellar Level). RSVP and Buy Tickets Here.
This expert panel highlights a unique Case Study demonstrating how a sustainable food entrepreneur was able to successfully aggregate diverse funding from both Foundations and Investors. Central to the discussion will be an analysis of how entrepreneurs can address Three "E" Returns on Investment -- Equitable, Environmental and Economic -- to create the opportunity for this type of "integrated" financing for social enterprise.
In a rare glimpse of how a collaborative financing deal has been put together, we have assembled all of the parties who made the transaction a success:
- The Entrepreneur: Jim Hyland, Farm to Table Co-Packers
- The Business Consultant: Todd Erling, Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corp
- The Financial Advisor: Joe Silver, Imprint Capital
- The Foundation: Jerry Cosgrove, Local Economies Project (New World Foundations)
- The Private Investor: Jacob Israelow, Dirt Capital Partners
- The Moderator: Jennifer Grossman, NRDC
The panel is part of a day-long Food + Enterprise Gathering on April 25, 2014 as part of 3rd Food Book Fair, exploring the potential for enhanced collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders aiming to change the local food system -- Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Foundations and Investors. Related events include an Entrepreneur Clinic and a Pitch Competition. Register for Day Pass Here.
Food + Enterprise has been planned with amazing partners such as Food Book Fair, Grow NYC, NRDC, Community Food Funders, Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders and the Sustainabilty Practice Network.