Category Archives: food

PieShell Helps Food Entrepreneurs Raise Funding, Step by Step

Food and crowdfunding: a winning combo, right? Actually, many food-related campaigns fail. On Kickstarter, for example, just 25% of crowdfunding campaigns for food-related projects are successful. Food ventures can get lost on big platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, where tech gadgets, video games and art projects rule. And many food entrepreneurs are not prepared for […]

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New Funding Options Take Root For Food And Agriculture Ventures

Raising capital is difficult for any startup or small business. But it’s especially challenging for entrepreneurs in food or agriculture. Margins are often low, especially in the beginning. There’s also enormous risk due to factors outside of an entrepreneur’s control, like unexpected weather impact on crops. Providing collateral that lenders will accept can be difficult […]

A “Credible(s)” Case for Local Food: Q&A with Arno Hesse

We’re gearing up for all things ComCap16 here at Hatch Innovation in preparation for our second annual conference next month. Leaders on community capital, local economy building, buy local advocacy, lawmakers, legislators, policy makers and nonprofit...

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Lessons Learned at Our Table Cooperative by Narendra Varma

The following is a guest post from Narendra Varma, Executive Director of Our Table Cooperative LESSONS LEARNED AT OUR TABLE COOPERATIVE In the late 1990s, after eight years working at Microsoft Corporation, my wife and I...

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