Food entrepreneurs and investors convene for two days of educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures. MaryAnne Howland, Chair, ASBC’s Race & Equity Working Group and Founder/CEO, Ibis Communications and Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, will be a keynote speaker.

Entrepreneur Lab: Hands-on workshops by experienced practitioners:

  • What’s Happening in the Market Today? What’s on Consumers’ Minds and Drives their Buying Decisions?
  • Your food has a JEDI story. How to tell it?  Shining a Light on Underserved Markets and Food with Heritage
  • How to Embed JEDI Culture in Your Company? Hiring, Promotions, Decisons, Power: Dealing with Unconscious Bias and Soft Barriers
  • Why Investing in Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion is Crucial. How Enterprises and Investors Can Move Capital in a more Equitable Way
  • Reality Check 2020: (Re)Building Resilient and Just Food Systems. Coming out at the Other End of the Crisis: How to Reshuffle the Cards for Regenerative and Just Solutions?
  • Your food has a climate story. How to tell it? Customers care. Now, how to connect the dots to your products and what behind them?
  • Regenerative Models from Soil to Shelf. Ag & Climate Solutions throughout the Supply Network
  • The Investment/financial Case for Climate-aware Food. What are the Real Returns that Matter?