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Fair Food Business Boot Camp Applications Due

October 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHO: Food system entrepreneurs who are remaking our food system to support the viability of small and mid-size farms in the Northeastern United States

WHAT: 3-day intensive program giving good food entrepreneurs the skills and resources they need to thrive—plus the potential to win up to $10,000 in consulting services

Led by Jay Friedlander, College of the Atlantic’s Sustainable Business Program chair and food entrepreneur, the Boot Camp is FREE for selected entrepreneurs

WHEN: December 1-3, 2015

WHERE: Hosted by Food Sol at Babson College in Wellesley, MA
BACKGROUND: Fair Food Network’s Fair Food Fund provides financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that connect small and mid-size farms with consumers hungry for local, sustainably grown food.

Our annual Business Boot Camp includes skill-building sessions with program staff, industry mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs to help participants refine their business models, solidify plans, and accelerate growth. Entrepreneurs will learn essential skills including marketing, telling your story, break even analysis, understanding financial statements, solving business challenges, and fundraising. The Boot Camp culminates with a pitch competition in which the winner receives up to $10,000 in Fair Food Fund consulting services.
Ideal applicants: 
  • Support the long-term financial viability of small and mid-size farms in the Northeastern United States (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT)
  • Provide processing and marketing, local food distribution, or information technology platforms that link farms with consumers and wholesale customers
  • Should be seeking financing to grow their enterprise in the next 6-12 months.

Download the application HERE.

Email applications to Fair Food Fund’s Alex Linkow at alinkow@fairfoodnetwork.org by Oct 14. Applications will be reviewed as received. Those arriving before October 14 will receive priority. Accepted applicants will be notified by October 30.


Food Sol Babson
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02357 United States


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