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Companies that are pre-venture are ones that have not officially started official operations yet i.e. are in the “idea” stage. While Edible-Alpha is mostly geared towards businesses that are growing and scaling, our content helps these food businesses learn how to set their business up for success should they choose to take their business to the next level.

Enhancing Farm Revenues with Conservation Practices and Ecosystem Services

1.5 hours – free event by Edible-Alpha®

Farmers interested in implementing conservation practices, or providing other ecosystem services, may find themselves eligible for additional revenue streams. In this webinar, we’ll talk about NRCS initiatives that provide cost-shares and rental payments, as well as several up-and-coming benefits programs for things like nutrient reduction, watershed protection, carbon sequestration, and solar energy production. Registration is FREE!

Building a Brand that Stands Out

18 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Now is the time to set your brand apart by defining (or refining) your brand strategy! Whether you are starting up or scaling up, getting the fundamentals right can help you get to the next level. Our Brand Strategy Fundamentals immersion training makes this work fun and productive over three days in a group setting plus one-on-one time with your instructor, Katie Mleziva. Attendance is capped at 10 businesses, register today!

Raising Equity General Admission + Consultation

26 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Access to the course, all related tools and resources including our proforma template and pitch deck, one-on-one consulting time with the instructor, and networking with other businesses in the room PLUS 2 hours of additional consulting time.

Raising Equity General Admission

24 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Our Raising Equity Immersion Training will prepare you to deliver a great pitch and properly document your business, so you can successfully raise money. Your instructor, Bartlett Durand, uses his expertise to prepare you to raise money, both debt and equity, legally and effectively.
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Adapt or Bust: Two Forces Impacting All Food and Farm Businesses

In FFI’s first Quarterly Trends Talk, Tera discussed several macro forces shaping our world that food and farm businesses will need to adapt to—and,...

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Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants

52 minutes of Free video content by Edible-Alpha®

This webinar reviews resources available from the USDA, digs into the details of LFPP and FMPP grants, and integrates a live audience Q&A to learn more about what is eligible for award. Listen to learn more about how to submit for these grants funds that support local foods!

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Transforming a Tired Food or Beverage Category

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

The food and beverage sector is a hotbed of innovation, a big reason why investors have flocked to it in recent years. Even now,...

Scout Canning Makes Shelf-Stable Seafood Sustainable

1 hour 3 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Adam Bent of Scout Canning talked with Tera about shaking up the stale canned seafood category and taking on the problematic industry by operating sustainably.

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Upcycled Food: A Business Model for Planet and Profit 

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Food and farm entrepreneurs are taking action against food waste and its impact on climate change by championing upcycled food. Repurposing otherwise-discarded food into value-add ingredients and products is both sustainable and a smart business strategy. Learn about brands making real change and how you can join the upcycled food movement.

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Transforming ‘Waste’ into Wow-Worthy Beverages

1 hour 3 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Tera chats with Paul Evers of Riff Cold Brewed Coffee about the importance of branding and connecting with consumers, turning otherwise-wasted ingredients into value-add products and reducing the coffee industry’s carbon footprint.

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