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Slow Money Pioneer Valley Entrepreneur Showcase (Application Deadline)
September 15, 2016
Calling All Local Farm & Food Entrepreneurs! If you are (or you know) a Pioneer Valley local farm or food entrepreneur currently seeking private investors or thinking seriously about how to meet your future financing needs, you may be a good candidate to participate in the upcoming Showcase. Applications are due by September 15th. Click here for an application. Information about what to expect from the event is available here.
Slow Money Pioneer Valley organizes an Entrepreneur Showcase each year to bring investors together with farm and food businesses interested in their support. For entrepreneurs, the Showcase is an opportunity to forge relationships that will be useful as their businesses grow and need support, including financing.
Thank you to the wonderful entrepreneurs who participated in our Entrepreneur Showcase in the fall of 2015!
The PVGrows Investment Fund also launched its community investment vehicle for individuals, institutions and foundations to invest in building a healthier food system. To learn more about this new way to invest in our local farm and food businesses, click here.
About Slow Money Pioneer Valley:
Slow Money Pioneer Valley (SMPV) catalyzes community-based investment in the local food system by connecting investors, farmers and entrepreneurs in order to strengthen our local and regional food economy.
Slow Money Pioneer Valley works in close collaboration with the PVGrows Investment Fund and other local food financing programs and organizations. Slow Money Pioneer Valley seeks to complement the existing funding mechanisms available to entrepreneurs, with a focus on direct investments.
Our network also collaborates with other Slow Money networks in Boston, Maine, Vermont, the Hudson Valley and New York City, as well as Slow Money National, to further regional efforts that spur investment into local food economies and share in the best practices being developed across the country.
In 2014, SMPV hosted our first Entrepreneur Showcase and co-sponsored a workshop for local food entrepreneurs with Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital to review the options for raising funds, including through Direct Public Offerings. Several entrepreneurs followed up by participating in a “DPO Boot Camp” in the fall.