Food Startups and Financing the Future of Food
The future of food is one of the most important issues of our time. Sustainability of food production, access to food systems, and discovery/sharing of food are major issues fueling the debate. Passionate food-focused entrepreneurs are at the heart of this challenge, working to create products and services that improve the food system.
The intersection of food and technology is ripe for disruption. The technology adoption cycle of the food industry has been much slower than others, but we are at the tipping point where ‘software is eating food’ in a positive way. This trend coincides with another trend—crowdfunding—that is unlocking the resources entrepreneurs require to innovate in food.
Join us as we explore the intersection of food, tech, and fundraising. We will discuss the kinds of startups being funded, deal mechanics, navigating pitfalls, and the implications of crowdfunding on food startups and innovation.
- What types of food startups are compelling and fundable? How do food entrepreneurs and food projects gain visibility in an ever-expanding market for entrepreneurs?
- What is the typical process for entrepreneurs in the food space to raise capital? How is crowdfunding making fundraising more accessible and efficient for food entrepreneurs?
- Besides the potential upside that crowdfunding promises, what are the potential downsides for investors and entrepreneurs and what should entrepreneurs understand about crowdfunding before getting involved?
- What are the latest policy initiatives and trends that will affect crowdfunding and food startups and what do they tell us about the future of food innovation?
- How does the ability to fund a food project through non-traditional means change the traditional startup model, from the point of view of both innovation and financing?
Matt Wise Founderly