San Francisco plays matchmaker for socially conscious investors and foodies at the third annual Slow Money Gathering this week. The primary goal of the Slow Money movement is to financially support local food producers committed to sustainable agriculture and help them scale to reach wider markets.
Thursday’s program features several Colorado connections:
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Growing Spaces in Pagosa Springs, LFS Enterprises headquartered in Boulder and Sustainable Setting’s Raw Dairy Initiative in Carbondale were selected to participate in the small food entrepreneur showcase to pitch potential investors.
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David Wolf, chief investment officer of BSW Wealth Partners will take part in a panel discussion on new slow money funds.
In related news, the Slow Money website notes that a new regional chapter has emerged in Boulder with a commitment of $1.5 million from one local investor and a loan of $75,000. A local food alliance is in formation, in collaboration with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and Transition Towns.