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FOOD + ENTERPRISE
Food Book Fair and Slow Money NYC have partnered to inspire and educate people about the connected nature of investing strategy and food system change. We intend to honor the enterprises that will write tomorrow’s best-selling books about their innovative work.

RESOURCE FAIR - 1:00PM-4:00PM

Small food start-ups are hungry for good information and high quality assistance. Like all small businesses, food enterprises need specialized services that cater to their unique needs. The Resource Fair will feature exhibitors who offer a range of services in the sustainable food and farming industry in the Northeast. Our diverse exhibitors include innovators of book publishing, social impact investing, food activism, community economic development and entrepreneur services.

Resources:
Vermont Creamery
Good Food Jobs
The Moderns
Down to Earth Markets
Fleisher's Grassfed & Organic Meats
B Lab
CADE
Clean Plates
EWVIDCO
Farmers Web
Good Eggs
Hot Bread Kitchen
Multiple Organics
GrowNYC
IOBY
Just Food
Local Food Labs
Nutshell Projects
NYC Hospitality Group
Slow Food NYC
Slow Money
Cookstr
Haymakers
Sixth Borough
cookNscribble
Brooklyn Chamber
Zipcar
Seedlings Project
The BLK Project
Accion

PITCH COMPETITION - 4:00PM-6:00PM

Food start-ups are the new punk bands of today: DIY, urban, edgy and full of exuberance. For those of you about to cook (or plant), we salute you! Seed stage food enterprises will present their business concept in five minutes. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal and a panel of expert judges will weigh in as well. Think Shark Tank for Sustainable Foodies. Extra points for integrating a written component into the business plan: books, blogs and Foodieodicals!

Judges:
Eric Demby, Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg
Allison Hooper, Co-founder, Vermont Creamery
Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery
Jessamyn W. Rodriguez, Founder, Hot Bread Kitchen
Holley Atkinson, Making Food Work
Jessica Applestone, Owner, Fleisher's Grassfed & Organic Meats

The following authors will be at the resource fair for a book signing:
1:00PM-1:20PM
Amy Cortese, Locavesting: The Revoluton in Local Investing and How to Profit From It
1:20PM-1:40PM
Robin Shulman, Eat the City
1:40PM-2:00PM
Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food
2:00PM-2:20PM
Sherri Brooks Vinton, Put ‘em Up! Fruit
2:20PM-2:40PM
Cathy Erway, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove
2:40PM-3:00PM
Yonnette Fleming, A Time for Healing

Sunday, May 05, 2013
1:00PM - 6:00PM; judging takes place from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Wythe Hotel
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