The landscape of food system accelerators and incubators keeps expanding — for Food System 6 this is not competition, it’s more opportunity to drive change. Caesaré Asssad is talking about what the next version of our food system, the 6th food system, will look like and how entrepreneurs are powering us forward.
Caesaré is sharing her personal why for working in food, asking us to question how we participate in the food system, and getting specific on how values alignment guides FoodSystem6’s work. Caesaré credits the survival rate of their cohort as about more than the business plan, it is about values alignment and relationships with entrepreneurs who positively impact their communities.
In a time of massive upheaval, FS6 is extending their focus globally to support vibrant ecosystems, justice and fairness. FS6’s brand new circular economy initiative is about entrepreneurs closing the loop in all aspects of their business. Learn about why FS6 is focused on circularity, and where this is going. They are accepting applications now and interested in a variety of entities —cooperative ownership, nonprofits, packaging— drawing from a global pool.
Caesaré takes on the question of how entrepreneurship is a part of addressing the systemic racism in our food system. She shines the spotlight on the people doing the hard work—those whose labor has built our system and who show up each day to bring us food. And how entrepreneurs can and are raising up the people who literally ensure we can eat each day.
We are surfacing the critical issues and exploring exactly how each of us can and already are shaping the food system. Join the dialogue
** This article has been sourced from the FS6 community for the purpose of educating readers on the topic of food system change. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Food System 6.
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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.