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Mentors Gain

  • An exceptional experience mentoring businesses that have a positive impact on the way our food is produced and our society eats
  • Rewarding relationships with a community of national and regional Good Food leaders
  • An early look at companies with investment potential
  • An influential role building a national network of Good Food stakeholders
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Participants Gain

  • Introduction to comprehensive food business fundamentals and funding strategies (GFAx Classroom)
  • Solid grounding in best practices for marketing, operations, and product development (GFA)
  • Sound business plans and polished investor pitches, and introductions to investors, banks, and private and public financing sources that facilitate connections and may result in financing deals (GFA)
  • In-depth coaching on one or more targeted areas of your business (GFA/GFAx: all program alumni and network businesses)
  • Exposure to an integrated network of local Good Food Entrepreneurs
  • Intensive coaching, mentor introductions and resource referrals
  • Customer development plans and or referrals and introductions to a network of customers
  • Post-program: Successful graduates will continue to receive support, access to our networks, and benefits from the resources of the Good Food Accelerator and other FamilyFarmed programs
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The Good Food Community Gains

  • Increased supply of good food from entrepreneurs and producers committed to sustainable, humane, and fair practices
  • Successful food businesses that sustain livelihoods, re-circulate dollars locally, create jobs, and foster new start-up businesses, creating regional Good Food clusters
  • Thriving networks of Good Food entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and other stakeholders
  • More Good Food!
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Investors Gain

  • An early look at emerging companies with investment potential
  • Relationships with the investor community that may spin off additional deals and attract new participating investors
  • A central role in developing and growing the Good Food business sector
  • Rewarding relationships with national and regional Good Food leaders