If you're interested in participating but aren't a member of HFUU, membership is only $50 and supports your local farmers.
David Fisher, of Maui Venture Consulting, will be leading a 12 week webinar that is an invaluable resource for HFUU members. David has 27 years of experience in Hawaii helping small businesses. The class is an upgrade of a successful series taught at the Maui SBDC (Small Business Development Center) integrating triple bottom line concepts, social impact investing, new technology and "lean/agile" methods with a focus on the evolving realities of artisan and health based food and energy systems.
Who Is Eligible: Hawaii Farmers Union members statewide, FAM graduates.
What: A 12-week course designed to help you evolve your own projects while attracting partners and funding
When: Every Wednesday, 8/9-10/25
Cost: 3-6 hours a week of your time – Engage - Free for Members of HFUU/NFU
Visit HFUU website for details and registration procedure.
Turns out that access is only for a 48 hour selection of speakers at any given time. It looks like there is one high profile speaker daily and other less known, but very interesting speakers throughout the day. So anytime you login, you will be able to see the current day's speakers as well as those of the day prior.
For free access to a list of speakers that reads like the 'Who's who' of the food movement, check this out. The Summit is Aug 6-16. I heard a rumor that it isn't going to stay free so don't wait to register (for free) if you're interested. Aloha, Mary
This link will take you to an info and registration page - there is no charge!
Could a new 'food truck/mobile farmer's market/food delivery business model gaining traction in Texas work in Hawaii?
An investment fund-raising site called Wefunder is featuring a campaign for this food business that has combined a number of food-chain delivery concepts to come up with an interesting business model. I wonder if this would work in Hawaii?? There is a great description of the business and a lot more in the Q&A section at the link below. Aloha, Mary
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