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

Program Overview 


ENTREPRENEUR LAB    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced practitioners. Preliminary topics for 2018 include:

  • Stacking Your Capital Raise: When Equity, when Debt?

  • New Crowdfunding Models: How to Raise Serious Funds from the Community.

  • Digital Shelf Space as the new Launchpad: Mastering Amazon and other Marketplaces

  • The Future of Food is Personal (as Medicine)? Microbiome and other Insights

  • The Ripple Effect of Food Ventures: Impact on Climate, Social Justice, and Workforce

  • Tools For Engagement: Honing the Mutual Love in Your Community

  • Carbon Drawdown: Steering Solutions and Capital towards Climate Change Reversal

  • All about Location: Winning with Food Services and other Local Models

  • The Future Is Female: Women in Food, as Producers and Investors

  • Shot in the Arm from Big Corporates? Lessons from Strategic Partnerships

  • Critical Investor Due Diligence: How to Assess the Leader and the Team?

  • Missed Exits: Special Edition of our popular Failing Forward Session

  • Pitch perfect: How to craft an engaging 5-minute story for investors?


FOOD INVESTOR SHOWCASE    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

8th Annual Bay Area Food Investor Fairforum for investors to meet select food entrepreneurs and see pre-screened investment opportunities. Prior investments have ranged from $25K to $10M.

Food Funded 2017 Investor Fair

Your registration information is confidential and will not be shared, beyond the main event sponsors.

Ticket price includes lunch.

Refund policy: 50% until one month before event.