Thursday Financing Conference Schedule

2013′s Financing Conference Schedule:




8:30-9:00 am Registration
9:00-9:30 am Welcome Jim Slama,
Jennifer Worstell, Polsinelli Shughart PC and Chairperson, Good Food Financing Conference Advisory Board
9:30-11:00 am Opening Keynote
Introductions by Jim Slama,
Jenny Kassan, Cutting Edge Capital
Benjamin Lee, CircleUp
11:00 am-12:00 pm Crowd Funding Success Stories
Bob Borchardt, Harvest Moon Farms
John Peterson, Angelic Organics Learning Center (invited)
Seth Kravitz, Bow Truss Coffee
Suzanne Keers, LocalFirst Chicago, moderator
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm Afternoon Keynote  Paul Hardej, FarmedHere
1:45-2:30 pm Afternoon Plenary Session: Investing in Good Food Erin Guyer, Whole Foods Market Local Producer Loan Program
Terry Hinds, 1st Farm Credit Services
John Hall, founder, Goose Island
Chuck Templeton, Impact Engine, moderator
2:30-3:30 pm Afternoon Panel: Good Food Is a Good Investment Calvin Holmes, Chicago Community Loan Fund (invited)
David Miller, Iroquois Valley Farms
Ted Levinson, RSF Social Finance (invited)
Kim Hack, SLoFIG
Andy Whitman, 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners, moderator (invited)
3:30-4:45 pm Financing Fair Presentations Presentations from Financing Fair Finalists: To Be Announced February 2013
Andy Whitman, 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners, moderator (invited)
4:45-6:00 pm Financing Fair