Six Truths to Know Before Investing in Food System Change
The onus for creating a new vision of a healthy, equitable and vibrant food and farming system can't be on just the scrappy and hard-working farming and food entrepreneurs. They need investors to help them grow.
But not just any investor. They need investors that support their vision of a fair and healthy food system and understand that profit can be measured in more ways than dollar signs.
Eight start-ups have been selected to receive mentorship, and up to $300,000 in grants to develop innovative circular economy solutions
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San Francisco, October 19th, 2020 - Today, the impact-focused startup accelerator, Food System 6 (FS6), is announcing the eight early-stage companies from around the world selected to participate in their new Circular Economy program, launched in partnership with global sustainable packaging solutions leader, Huhtamaki. The purpose of the Huhtamaki Circular Economy Start-up Program by Food System 6 is to accelerate the development of young and promising companies working to deliver innovative sustainable solutions in areas such as waste management, sustainable packaging alternatives, new materials innovation, and regenerative production models.
Originally a city girl, a lawyer by training, now a proud farmer, Emma Weston CEO and Co-Founder of AgriDigital, is the consummate entrepreneur. She co-founded AgriDigital to use technology to ensure greater transparency and profitability across grain supply chains. We’re talking about the winners --and losers--from a shift to shorter and transparent supply chains.
Emma’s response to who is asking for transparency? Everyone. In a globalized food system that has divorced us from the source of our food, verifiable data enables farmers to shift from price takers to value creators, allows consumers to buy with confidence--and implicates every step of the supply chain in between. By looking at trends in agtech over the past centuries, Emma charts a vision for the future of agtech innovation.
FS6 is a nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to support impact-driven entrepreneurs as they transform how we grow, produce, and distribute food. The organization runs a comprehensive accelerator program that mentors entrepreneurs by coaching them through a wide range of business and organizational needs. FS6 also works to educate stakeholders on the unique capital needs as it relates to redefining the food system.