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Summer Update

Crain’s Food Summit Impact Award Winner + APPLY TODAY for NEW $400K Award Program + Battle Creek Biz Bootcamp

Join us in congratulating Detroit Food Academy, the Impact Award winner at Crain's Food Summit! The pitch competition at last week’s summit left us inspired by the passion and entrepreneurship that defines our state’s good food movement. Hats off to all Impact Award finalists Zilke Vegetable Farm, The Local Grocer, and Eden Urban Farms for their work increasing access to healthy food in Michigan. 

See below for more Fund news including a story on Detroit Food Academy plus how to apply for a NEW $400K award program and a Business Bootcamp in Battle Creek.

The Latest Fund News:

DETROIT FOOD ACADEMY WINS BIG
In the past four years, Detroit Food Academy has engaged 800+ students in Detroit, helping grow the next generation of leaders and food entrepreneurs. That effort was honored last week at the inaugural Crain’s Food Summit, which brought together more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, farmers, processors, retailers, and others to take stock of the state of Michigan’s food economy. 
 

READ THE STORY

BATTLE CREEK BUSINESS BOOT CAMP

The Michigan Good Food Fund is hosting a Business Bootcamp in Battle Creek this Nov. 4-6. Entrepreneurs will learn from industry mentors and fellow enterprises the skills needed to take their business to the next level including:

  • Marketing to target audiences
  • Understanding financials
  • Navigating market trends
  • Telling your story and defining value proposition
  • Discovering solutions to business challenges
  • And more!

The Bootcamp is FREE for selected Battle Creek entrepreneurs with the chance to win a $10,000 AWARD at the final pitch competition! Apply today and help us spread the word!

APPLY BY SEPT. 16

NEW CATALYTIC INVESTMENT AWARDS 
 

We’re excited to announce $400,000 in NEW Catalytic Investment Awards for large, high-impact projects with the goal to prepare enterprises for financing. This award can be used for predevelopment work, initial costs, or targeted projects to boost a company’s social impact. Learn more about this new Fund award program at bit.ly/FundAward2016
 
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Michigan Good Food Fund is a $30 million public-private partnership loan fund that provides financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that benefit underserved communities across Michigan. Dig in at MIGoodFoodFund.org

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