Elizabeth ▄ is executive director of Finance for Food, a nonprofit that educates food-system entrepreneurs in the United States about the full range of financing options available to support them. Elizabeth has extensive experience at the intersection of sustainable food systems and social finance-helping food-based business owners identify appropriate-and mission-aligned-financing opportunities based on their unique situations and values.
Elizabeth previously served as manager of strategic development at RSF Social Finance, helping launch a loan fund to support high-impact, sustainable food ventures. She has served on staff at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and spent two years as program officer of Slow Money, then a project of Investors' Circle. Elizabeth regularly speaks and gives workshops on the topics of impact investing, social finance, and sustainable food systems at conferences geared toward foundations, financiers, investors, philanthropists, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs.
A Food and Community Fellow of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Elizabeth holds a BS in geography from McGill University and an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Elizabeth will be offering a free "Raising Dough: Financing for Food" webinar on June 20, designed for people working with food entrepreneurs.
Sign up, here: http://ngfn.org/resources/ngfn-cluster-calls/ngfn-cluster-calls?utm_source=Finance+for+Food+subscribers&utm_campaign=952faa65c3-May16FFFenews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cd14cd827-952faa65c3-331964481#june-20-2013-raising-dough
Elizabeth will be one of the mentors at the 2013 Hack//Meat: Reimagine the Future of Meat on June 21-23 in Pal Alto, California.
Food+Tech Connect, in partnership with the GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate, is bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives to develop technologies and tools that help create a better future for meat.
Over the course of the weekend, teams will work with design-thinking facilitators and industry ┬ôsteakholders┬ö to rapidly prototype innovative solutions to the way meat is produced, processed, distributed, sold and consumed.
Elizabeth Ü at Food Craft Institute
65 Webster St, Oakland CA
June 24, 2013, 12:00 pm
Elizabeth will be one of three instructors for the Food Craft Institute's Business Intensive, June 24-28 in Oakland, CA.
For more information, and to register, visit: http://www.foodcraftinstitute.org/courses/business-intensive
(publicity) Elizabeth Ü on KOPN
July 4, 2013, 2:00 pm
Elizabeth Ü will have a 28-35 minute taped phone interview on KOPN's "Food Sleuth" (syndicated via Pacifica and PRX) on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
(publicity) Elizabeth Ü on KAZI
, Austin TX
July 7, 2013, 10:00 am
Elizabeth Ü will have a 15 minute taped telephone interview on KAZI's "Economic Perspectives" on Sunday, July 7 at 10 am PT.
(publicity) Elizabeth ├ť on Eat Your Words
July 8, 2013, 12:00 am
Elizabeth ├ť will have a 30 minute live telephone interview on Heritage Radio's "Eat Your Words" on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT
The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business
More and more entrepreneurs are using food-based businesses to solve social and environmental problems -- and yet the majority of them report that a lack of access to capital prevents them from launching, maintaining, or growing their ventures. Raising Dough is an unprecedented guide to the full range of financing options available to support sustainable food businesses.