Yes, you read that correctly, your eyes are not deceiving you. In the age of “accelerators” and “start ups” we want you to know that doing well and good includes taking a moment to slow down.
The 2016 Summit will be focused on explorations of key topics in food and agriculture entrepreneurship, including business planning, funding sources, refining and pitching ideas, ownership structures, social impact, collaboration, food & ag business case studies. While exploring these and many other related topics, the Summit is focused on the concept of Slow Business which means: reflecting upon failure for future success, taking care of yourself as key for business, and deepening community relationships as a part of good business.
Specifically, we invite attendees to:
Alternative Business Models and Shared Ownership
Workshops will focus on funding options for new businesses, how to identify useful business models, and the needs of the budding food or ag new business. How does one create a business model that supports being socially responsible?
Financing Outside of the Box
Workshops will focus on various methods for business financing. What are some of the pros and cons of various financing models? What is gained or lost in matching funding goals, business structure, and being a socially responsible food & ag entrepreneur.
Re-Thinking Your Business Model
If you are a current food or ag entrepreneur, your challenge is trying to stay in the game and make decisions about ways to improve your business.
Diversity within the Food & Ag Business
In addition to starting and maintaining a business, what are some of the challenges to access to the food & ag business sectors.