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We are very excited to be officially announcing the 5th Cohort of FS6 Accelerator entrepreneurs today!
Cohort 5 is unique in that it is largely focused on supporting the farmers, ranchers, producers, and do-ers that are the foundation of any sustainable food system. As part of this year's program, we are thinking more and more about the infrastructure necessary to implement and bolster sustainable solutions, and how to better take care of the employees that are on the ground running these businesses day-to-day.
Learn more about the Cohort 5 teams at www.foodsystem6.org/portfolio and read the press release here.
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News & Events from the Ecosystem
EVENT: SVI Women Bay Area
April 14 - 16, 2020
Join a hundred other female leaders for three days of business problem solving, storytelling, wisdom sharing, deep thinking, innovative learning, reflecting, and connecting. SVI's collective goal is to galvanize mission-driven enterprise leaders to create regenerative economic systems that are equitable and prosperous for all. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of possibility and a network of supportive peers who, like you, are changing the world.
Read more about the SVI experience from our very own FS6 CEO, Caesaé Assad.
Apply to attend here.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are now open for Elemental Excelerator’s Cohort 9!
Each year, Elemental invests up to $1 million in 15-20 startups solving urgent challenges in energy, mobility, agriculture, water or circular economy. To date, Elemental Excelerator has provided $36M to 99 startups that have raised nearly $800M in follow-on funding. Are you a fit for their next cohort? Take 15 minutes to apply today.
NEWS: Upcycled Food Association Launch
The Upcycled Food Association launched in October 2019 to help define the space, advocate for the industry, and educate consumers on the quickly-growing world of upcycled products. The president of the association is none other than Caroline Cotto, COO of FS6 Portfolio company, Renewal Mill!
Learn more about what they're up to here.
EVENT: OneWorld's 6th Bay Area Impact Summit is happening on April 30 at Cooley in Palo Alto.
At BAIS, they will highlight examples of the inspiring ways Bay Area investors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the impact ecosystem are taking bold steps today to create a better world. They will create space for you to deeply connect with your mission-driven peers, learn from other founders and funders, and find potential collaborators or local companies to support.
Use discount code fs6 when purchasing your tickets here.
EVENT: Future Food-Tech Summit, San Francisco
Future Food-Tech Summit will take place in San Francisco on March 19-20. Join 1,000+ senior food-tech leaders at the global gathering. Confirm your place today and save $300 with discount code FS300.
Learn more and purchase tickets here.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Edible Schoolyard Summer Training
The Edible Schoolyard Summer Training is a three-day (June 24th-26th) immersive training experience for teachers, educators, and administrators working with youth and food.
The Summer Training includes workshops on teaching technical gardening and cooking skills in a classroom setting, sessions sharing best practices in curriculum planning and school lunch reform, and discussions on important issues in edible education such as developing culturally relevant curriculum and avoiding food shaming.
Learn more and apply at www.Edibleschoolyard.org/training.
Food System 6
Food System 6 (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.