Category Archives: Slow Money

A New Credit Union in Maine Will Fund Sustainable Food and Farms

A new credit union is hoping to fill a funding gap in Maine for small scale, sustainable farming and food production. Called Maine Harvest, the credit union is in a final fundraising push to reach a $2.4 million capitalization, at which point it can apply for a charter. It is expected to open in early […]

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Credibles: Supporting Local Businesses With ‘Edible Credits’ is Just the Start

Investment crowdfunding may get all the attention these days, but there are other ways of support businesses you love—without all the red tape. One of those is Credibles, an app that lets you pre-pay at your favorite restaurant or food purveyor (like Love & Hummus, shown in photo above), and earn edible credits. Think of […]

A New Option For Investing in Crowdfinance Alternatives From Your IRA

Investment crowdfunding is coming. But will you be able to invest? If you’re like many Americans, you may not have a pot of money sitting around to sink into crowdfunding investments. Heck, most Americans don’t even have the suggested rainy day fund set aside. But many of us do have individual retirement accounts, or IRAs—about […]

Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as […]

You’re an Investor in Food, Whether You Know it or Not

“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as […]

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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Marco Vangelisti Shares How to Make Our Money Matter

“Most of us are not aware of the individual holdings of mutual funds in which we might be invested, let alone how the individual companies in them are utilizing the capital and how they treat their employees, the communities they affect and the environment.”

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