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March 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

“I was very impressed with the event in terms of attendance, organization, venue, format, content, presenters and entrepreneurs and I certainly share the feelings expressed by (another attendee) that it was the best angel fair I have attended.” –FOOD FUNDED investor attendee

“The FOOD FUNDED program was one of the most constructive, purposeful and enjoyable investor fairs I have attended in my 25 years of business experience.” – event attendee

The Mixing Bowl is proud to work with Bee Partners and Slow Money NorCal in bringing the Food Funded Entrepreneurship & Investor Fair on San Francisco March 26th, 2014.

FOOD FUNDED is the Bay Area’s premier entrepreneurship and investor fair for the food sector. The day is broken into an Entrepreneur Lab and a Food Investor Fair. The Entrepreneur Lab (9a-2p) featured hands-on workshops including:

Telling Your Story to Investors
Legal Requirements from Pitch to Close
Understanding Risk for Financial Projection
Raising Money from Friends,
Family & Customers Pop-Ups,
Farmers’ Markets & Direct-to-consumer
Alternatives to Traditional Funding
Wholesale Distribution Options & Economics
Building Buzz for your Business
Working Space Options
Raising the Right Kind of Capital

The Fifth Annual Food Investor Fair (1-6p) is an invitation-only forum for accredited investors to meet pre-selected food entrepreneurs and pre-screened investment opportunities. Prior investments have ranged from $25k to $10m. Click here for agenda and registration.

Five-minute investment presentations in the Investment Exhibit Hall featured:

Artís Coffee, Brazi Bites, CaliCraft Beer, Cherryvale Farms, eHarvestHub, Genki Su, Green & Go, Hip Chick Farms, Kitchen Witch, Love & Hummus, Red Duck Foods, and Shurky Jerky

Investment opportunities included:

Beachy Cream, Community Grains, LOKL, maison de monaco, Native State Foods, Ongilly, Pacific Fruit & Beverage, Pandora’s Pops, Petit Pot, Simply Native Foods, Sosu Sauces, Three Twins Ice Cream and Tomato Sherpa

Speakers, Panelists & Judges included:
Fermin Alvarez- Renaissance Center
Nikhil Arora- Back to the Roots
Greg Beattie- Veritas Law
Aner Ben-Ami- Pi Investment,
Don Buder- Davis, Wright & Tremaine
Sophia Chang- Kitchener Oakland
Timothy Childs- Treasure8
Marcy Coburn- CUESA
Gabriel Cole- Fare Resources
Arash Ghassemi- Union Bank
Hanson Li- Salt Partners Group
Daniel Lieser- Trustleaf
Nicole Mason- Veritable Vegetable
Laurie O’hara- Working Solutions
Esther Park- Common Stock
Will Rosenzweig- Food Business School
Adam Sah- Buyers Best Friend
Tara Smith- Tara Firma Farm
Shen Tong- FoodX
Elizabeth Ü- Finance for Food
Marco Vangelisti- Soil Trust
Sarah Vared- Mission Point Capital
Samantha Wai- Innovation Endeavors
Jeffrey Westman- Marin Organic
Caleb Zigas- La Cocina
Laura Sagues- CBRE

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March 26, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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SF Presidio
San Fransicso, CA 94129 United States
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