Betsy Densmore Answers Questions on the Upcoming SocEnt Challenge (Part One of Three)

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Slow Money SoCal is thrilled to be sponsoring the Food Track for the SocEnt Challenge 2016. A gentle and supportive ‘shark tank’ for social enterprise, the Challenge offers several months of customized technical assistance, culminating in a Showcase in May attended by potential investors.   The due diligence process and prize money is designed to catalyze […]

Calling all Investors, That’s You!

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Calling all investors..that’s you!  Meet Heather McLeod and her business, Three Pug Bakery.  Endorsed by the Slow Money-minded Local Investment Networking Club,  Heather is crowd-sourcing her Kiva Zip loan of $5,000 for the marketing and web support to take her Three Pug Bakery to the next level.  With 31 days left in her campaign, you can become an […]

Another Great San Diego Gathering!

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  Thank you Stone Brewing Company for supporting another incredible Slow Money SoCal evening of networking for a stronger food system.   The heat let up as the sun went down in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at Stone World Bistro and Gardens  where San Diego entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community came out support  local food and finance. Thank you Eric Larson, […]

Seven paths to invest Slow Money in food businesses

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(by Arno Hesse) You decided to find a better place for your money? How to bring money back down to earth? Slow Money investors have used various mechanisms to put money into sustainable food businesses. Here is a (grossly simplified) overview about the seven main “modes”: Purchase Support a business one purchase at a time. […]