Local Food Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Way Into Round 3

Having a good business plan is crucial in building a solid foundation for a successful company. It helps determine if a business idea makes sense, obtain funding, ensuring goals are met as the business grows. For the last three months, local food entrepreneurs created, revised and pitched their business plans to the Wells Fargo Green Team for the opportunity to earn up to $1,500 in seed money for their business. The Entrepreneurship Invitational is supported by Wells Fargo.

It’s Almost the Third Round

What started out as 10 businesses has been narrowed down to five for third round pitches. The finalists will include three of the five entrepreneurs. On Nov 17th, the five remaining entrepreneurs will pitch for the Wells Fargo Green Team and they will decide the funding awards totaling $1500.

Here is a list of businesses pitched in 2018

  • Pan Y Leche: Salvadoran pastries
  • TAYO: Filipino Kamayan feasts
  • It’s So Sweet: family inspired comfort desserts
  • Soular Power Plate: vegan soul food
  • Chicken Coupe: small batch baked/fried/sauced chicken wings
  • Vitality: healthy juices from veggies and fruits for individual and community revitalization
  • New Creations: globally inspired baked goods
  • T’s Cakes: from scratch cheese cakes inspired by generations of family recipes
  • Mountains of Joy: keto friendly traditional desserts

Interested in Starting a Local Food Business?

Developing food entrepreneurs that prioritize local products from local farmers supports our local food system. These future businesses will be a place for local farms to provide products while creating employment for the community and access to value-added products prepared from fresh local foods! GET STARTED by filling out the NMEP Kitchen Application.

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