We’ve been excited about Food + Enterprise since the event was announced, and we’re even more psyched now that we’ve seen the speaker lineup. They’ve enlisted experienced professionals from the world of food entrepreneurship that range from the president and CEO of Baldor to the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.
The event, which will take place from February 27 to March 1 in Industry City, is an outgrowth of Williamsburg’s popular Food Book Fair. It’s aimed at amplifying voices from across the food movement, and it does this by bringing together stakeholders that include farmers and investors alike. You’ll be hearing from Vintner Hall of Fame member Randall Grahm, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard (he’s had an asteroid named in his honor) and and Gabriel Cole, founder of SF Food Lab and Culinary Curator at Airbnb.
If you’re sitting on your own start-up idea, now’s the time to prepare your pitch; Food + Enterprise has a notoriously fun and constructive pitch competition, and this year’s contestants will also receive crowdfunding campaign coaching.