The Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference addresses one of the biggest challenges facing the growing Good Food sector: helping food and farm businesses gain access to investment so they can scale up and meet the fast-rising consumer demand for local, sustainable food.
We invite speakers and panelists to inspire innovation and encourage financing of Good Food businesses. In 2016 we welcomed national and regional speakers and thought leaders such as U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Michael Bashaw, Whole Food Market, Danielle Gould of Food+Tech Connect, George Siemon of Organic Valley, Howard Tullman of 1871 and more.
Fellows in FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Business Accelerator will pitch their business plans to attract investors in the Good Food space.
And the afternoon Financing Fair provides a dynamic environment where innovative farms and food businesses seeking capital can engage with funders, pitch their business plans, and forge new partnerships! Nearly $30 million in business investments have been raised by past participants in Good Food Festival Financing Fairs.