Please join us for our third webinar, “Credibles: Funding Food Businesses with Edible Credits,” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, February 26. That’s 11 a.m. Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 p.m. Eastern.
Shouldn’t it be easier to invest in small food businesses?Often, it can be a lengthy process, in many cases open to well-to-do investors only. The new crowdfunding serviceCredibles, homegrown in the Slow Money family, makes it easy to fund local food businesses by paying for your food ahead of time in exchange for edible credits (see story).
Arno Hesse, co-founder of Credibles and a Slow Money investor, joins Woody Tasch in a conversation to explore how Credibles works, what we learned from early examples, and how investors and entrepreneurs may use the Credibles model.
We hope you can join us live for this special event.
Arno Hesse is the co-founder of Credibles, a new crowdfunding service for small food businesses. A founding member of Slow Money, Arno co-leads Slow Money Northern California and invests in local food businesses (whose products he enjoys). Previously, he was Executive Vice President for Retail Products and Marketing at Union Bank. Over the past 20 years, he has executed market strategies with a special focus on changing organizational cultures, as culture tends to eat strategy for breakfast. Growing up in Europe, Arno often experienced a food “commute” that was shorter and more seasonal.
Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of Slow Money, pioneered the integration of asset management and philanthropic purpose in the 1990s as treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. For ten years, through 2008, Tasch was chairman of Investors’ Circle, a network of angel investors, family offices, and social purpose funds and foundations that has invested $150 million in 230 early stage sustainability-promoting ventures and venture funds, since 1992. Since mid-2010, Slow Money investors have placed over $21 million in more than 180 small food enterprises around the U.S. and a few abroad. Woody is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered(Chelsea Green Press).
Join the Slow Money Webinar
10 a.m. Pacific
11 a.m. Mountain
12 Noon Central
1 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Topic: Credibles: Funding Food Businesses with Edible Credits