Entrepreneurship

The Food Loft Launches in Boston

by Adam on September 30, 2013

Today, in the spirit of fostering relationships with entrepreneurs in the food and foodtech space, I’m pleased to share the news that The Food Loft has officially opened in Boston’s South End. You can read more about it here: http://www.thefoodloft.com The Food Loft is founded out of The Harvard Common Press office space, and offers […]

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Innovation in Food: RestaurantTech

by Adam on September 24, 2013

As part of a semi-recurring series on this blog, I’ve been looking at a variety of verticals within the foodtech space to evaluate potential business opportunity, and explore both pros and cons of new business models. We’re looking today at the restauranttech space, which technically doesn’t exist, but it’s the best way to describe the […]

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Kickstarting Success

by Adam on September 15, 2013

Crowdfunding as a platform for entrepreneurial success has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, with Kickstarter being one of the best examples of how harnessing the power of crowdsourced donation can launch new businesses. Everything from reusable whiteboard notebooks and wearable time-lapse camera devices, to homespun LPs and new film projects can find […]

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As both a lover of craft beer AND of innovation in the food space, I was really interested in the recent announcement about CraftFund, a crowdfunding platform for craft beer companies and startups: http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2013/08/26/craftfund-to-launch-equity-crowdfunding-craft-beer-food/ While we’ve been seeing an incredible increase in the adoption of craft beer across the country (now accounting for 10% of […]

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I had a meeting a number of months ago with a woman who was explaining the benefits of alternative sourcing of funding, specifically for food companies. Her expertise was in an area of finance that I had never heard of before, but have since learned much about, called Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), which are primarily […]

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Startup Entrepreneur to Company CEO

by Adam on August 1, 2013

Being a startup entrepreneur can really mean the dog’s life (before that billion dollar Instagram exit, that is). Late nights, gruelingly long hours, ramen for dinner, or sometimes no dinner at all. But, it’s for the love of bringing new ideas to reality, for doing something radically new that many entrepreneurs take up the mantel […]

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Walmart Labs

by Adam on June 24, 2013

And they say that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. As a recent transplant to San Francisco, I can’t help but notice the huge billboards along Highway 101 advertising the opportunity to “change the way people eat, 1,000,000,000 people at a time.” All feelings aside about what that says about mass commercialization of the food […]

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Investment Case Study

by Adam on June 16, 2013

I was thinking recently about a potentially interesting case study in how business models are developed and honed, which coincidentally occurred while riding in an UBER taxi. It is not food-related, but it presents a lesson in evaluating potential investments and entrepreneurial opportunities in an impartial light (because, after all, we never know what a […]

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The Sharing Economy

by Adam on June 10, 2013

I’ve been hearing a lot of hype recently about the Sharing Economy. Recently, it seems that companies are popping up across the startup ecosystem catering to the idea that people’s unused inventory (whether that be cars, bedrooms or kitchens) can be put to use to generate income for their owners. I think the idea itself, […]

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Finding Strategic Investors

by Adam on June 4, 2013

The recent panel I was involved in during Internet Week related to funding for food + tech companies got me thinking about the opportunity for finding investment. Many fundamental questions arose during that session around how to find investors and what to look for that I thought a quick run-through of some high points might […]

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