The Health Enterprise Development Initiative has officially launched! Participants were selected through an online, competitive process and include Delridge Grocery Cooperative, Fresh Bucks NW, Hadar Iron/In Ferment, Humble Pie, Little Gray Farms Escargot Farm, Project Feast, Seattle Tilth Good Food Bag, and That Brown Girl Cooks. John Gardner, Dean and Provost at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, had this to say about the group: “If these nine burgeoning businesses are any indication of the ingenuity, determination, and passion of other out across the region, we have much to look forward to in our future food and agriculture.”
The entrepreneurs are meeting today for their second person session and will be learning . Thus far participants have learned about the history of the food system with John Gardner, how to market to retail locations from Tony D’Ofrio, and have received feedback on their pitches from Luni Libes, founder of Fledge. The last in person session will be Tuesday, May 27th and will feature final pitches that will be open to investors.
Are you a business hoping to participate in future sessions? Stay tuned for details about future sessions.