Intake Meeting / Intro to Fundraising Update
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School's back in session, cold weather (below 100) is on the way, and we're in high gear at AFI!
"Intake Meeting / Intro to Fundraising"
We're combining our "Intro to Fundraising" and "Intake Meeting" for companies interested in potentially pursuing fundraising through AFI into one combined meeting on Sept 14, 2015, at the Sustainable Food Center in East Austin, 9am - Noon.
The event is free, but does require an RSVP.
As we put the curriculum together for the two sessions, we realized that there was so much overlap that we should just combine them.
Topics we'll be covering:
If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Jarred Maxwell ASAP.
OUT AND ABOUT WITH AFI
Join Us at these Food, Finance, Social Good Events
Sept 10-11: Greenlights Mission Driven. Austin's "summit for social innovation". We're attending, if you are too let's find each other!
Sept 14: AFI Intake / Intro to Fundraising (above)
Sept 14: City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board. We'll give the Board an overview of AFI activities and goals, and answer questions.
Sept 19-20: Slow Money Harvest Weekend. Carbondale, CO. Jarred will be there, hope you will be too!
Sept 22: Austin, the New Hotbed for Food Innovation. Join the Austin Rice Alliance, Food+City at the University of Texas at Austin, The Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Austin and Boston University's Alumni Network for an in-depth discussion of Austin's food startup environment, innovation and culture. AFI's Curt Nelson will be one of the panelists. This event is open to the general public, for a $30 registration fee.
Sept 28: Intro to the Austin Food+Tech Startup Scene AFI's Curt Nelson will be a panelist.
Oct 5: Slow Money Hoppy Hour, 5:30-8, Hopfields on Guadalupe. Drop in, have a pint, meet some cool folks.
Oct 5-7: SXSW Eco, here in Austin. If you're traveling in for the show, let's hook up!
Oct 6-9: Social Capital Markets (SoCap) in San Francisco. Accelerating a new global marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. Now that's a mouthful!
Oct 22: Central Texas Angel Network's Entrepreneur's Workshop. We'll be an attendee, learning from the area's masters of Angel investing.
Nov 9-10: Angel Insights Exchange, hosted by the Angel Capital Association, in N'awlins.
DEAL FLOW TO DATE
We've Looked at 51 Companies Since January !
Since AFI started in January, five of our companies have gotten funding: three through AFI Investors, one on our recommendation at a bank, and one from a non-AFI investor.
We wish those numbers were higher, but it isn't for lack of trying! Of the 51 companies we've looked at since January 1, here's how they break out, in addition to those above:
Here's our plan for the Fall:
Curt Nelson, Jarred Maxwell and Eric de Valpine
Austin Foodshed Investors
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