What began with a book and a set of ideas four years ago has blossomed into a network of investors, philanthropists, farmers, entrepreneurs, and everyday folks who are concerned about where their food comes from and where their money goes. More than $21 million has been invested directly in more than 180 small food enterprises through the Slow Money network, both nationally and through 17 local chapters. Come learn how these millions of small acts can rebuild our economy from the ground up.
Woody Tasch is founder and chairman of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. Tasch is chairman emeritus of Investors' Circle, a nonprofit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $152 million to 250 sustainability-minded, early-stage companies and venture funds.
For most of the 1990s Woody was treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission related investing. He is an experienced venture-capital investor and entrepreneur, has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards, and was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, which supports venture investing in economically disadvantaged regions. In 2010, Utne Reader named Tasch one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
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