Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Food Entrepreneurship

The Next Quick Service Incubator with Gail Simmons and Nancy Cushman

On April 13, the WIN Lab will co-host a Quick Service Incubator with Food Sol at District Hall. Registration is not yet open, but mark your calendars now as our co-hosted event last spring with celebrity chef Tiffani Faison sold out weeks in advance. Senior Fellow at Food Sol Nancy Cushman will join Babson Entrepreneur…

Rachel Greenberger

Contextualizing Food Entrepreneur Questions Series

Food Sol supports food entrepreneurship in all its forms – from food product and service startups, across the full industry spectrum, to eater entrepreneurship: the notion that by wallet and plate, anyone who eats can contribute to shaping and influencing the future of food. Plenty of media has covered food entrepreneurship in its obvious manifestations—detailing…

Brass Tacks Training for Food Entrepreneurs

At Food Sol, we ask constantly: what do food entrepreneurs need? Responses orbit the same basic pillars: access to highly-networked mentors and guides; relevant expertise and specialized service; and practical, actionable data. If you are a natural or specialty food or beverage entrepreneur, you can find all of that at Natural Products Consulting’s bi-annual sales,…

Babson Food Day: Pioneering a New Model

By Peter Venti, Graduate student at Babson College. As TV personality and Babson Entrepreneur-in-Residence Andrew Zimmern began discussing culinary origins with celebrity chef Kristen Kish, you knew that you were a part of something special.   The opening Food Day event featured a panel of prominent chefs fielding questions from Zimmern and fellow TV host and…

Rachel Greenberger

The Story of Babson Food Day

This October 20-21 marks the fifth annual Babson Food Day. What’s Food Day and why does Babson celebrate it? No surprise: the back story is quite entrepreneurial… The first national Food Day was held October 2011, an initiative of Center for Science in the Public Interest (“CSPI”). On the first Food Day, grassroots organizers all…

Rachel Greenberger

Gene Baur Visits Babson

In early August, an Idaho federal district judge struck down the state’s ag-gag law, which criminalized undercover photography or filming inside industrial feedlots and slaughterhouses. What most captured my attention about this was the judge’s argument that it violated the First Amendment because “food production is not a private matter.” A court’s decision to place…

Rachel Greenberger

How Eater Entrepreneurs Learn at Babson

This month, I taught in Babson’s Summer Study For High School students from all over the world. As always, my topic was ‘food entrepreneurship’, tailored to fit into the rhythm of their five-week program. We opened with a discussion of mindful eating (‘mindfulness’ having been a central theme of the Babson Social Innovation Lab team’s…

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Just Ask

By Jennifer Odera, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of T&Co. As a first time entrepreneur working on a food business, I often find myself having big, audacious requests that I have to temper out and stage for my audience. (I’ve always believed, “your dreams aren’t big enough if they don’t scare you” ) In fact,…

The Lewis Institute

Business and Culinary Inspiration at SFFS

By Gisela Macedo, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of Gisela Treats. Last week the Summer Fancy Food Show was held in NY. As a food entrepreneur, I couldn’t be more excited – for I knew, from previous experiences, it could be an amazing opportunity to meet and greet potential suppliers, clients and people that could…

Food Sol at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Today concludes this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show. Held each June in New York, the Show is hosted by the Specialty Food Association, which offers industry-wide research and forecasting, as well as educational programs and business development support to food entrepreneurs and emergent brands. This year, Food Sol was able to offer a Premium Pass…