When we learned, a week or so ago, courtesy of the latest satellite mapping, that the world has three trillion trees, and that over the past 11,000 years, humans have reduced global tree stocks by roughly 50%, I immediately thought of BEETCOIN. Here’s how I got there. First, I thought of my two acres of […]
On a lovely summer evening in June, 150 people came together for the kick-off of Slow Money Minnesota. The event came about because of the energy and interest bubbling up locally around how Minnesotans can do more to support a healthy local food system. The gathering provided an opportunity to learn about investing in food […]
Slow Money Southern California has been actively exploring means of enabling deal making at the crowdfunding and investment club end of things. Led by our Director of Investment Programs, Michelle Greenwood, we are developing many opportunities for slow-money minded agripreneurs to connect with community members and potential funders Over the past 18 months, more than […]
The impulse to write today comes, as it did a few weeks ago, from two news stories. The first is from Bloomberg, which reported yesterday on mistaken stock trading orders to the tune of $617 billion—yes, that’s billion with a “b”, just like it’s trillion with a “t” when we are talking about the cost of wars and hundreds of “t’s” when we are talking about the cloud of derivatives that blankets the financial heavens.
SLOW MONEY 2014 was our largest event to date, with over 850 attendees from 46 states, Canada and France, and 6,000 watching via live stream. Highlights included the successful completion of our first BEETCOIN campaign, the release of our first State of the Sector Report, and a series of Town Hall Meetings and entrepreneur […]
I was watching the news this morning over my coffee and listening to a brief mention of Quaker lobbying on Capitol Hill for peace initiatives in the Middle East, to which the commentator immediately offered the following knee-jerk, supposedly un-trumpable retort: “But what about ISIS? Isn’t military response to ISIS completely justifiable and needed?” There […]
Dear Slow Money Friend, Our summer was eventful and this fall is shaping up to be even more eventful. Over the past several months, our growth has continued apace. We’ve now got 20 local networks and 13 investment clubs, and we’ve passed $38 million in funding to 350 small food enterprises. Looking ahead, November’s gathering […]
Slow Money Vermont Reported by Janice St. Onge Slow Money Vermont to launch in September. Vermont is a hotbed of local food enterprises, which makes it an ideal place for Slow Money’s newest regional chapter: Slow Money Vermont. On September 16, 2014, Slow Money Founder and Chairman Woody Tasch will join Vermont local food […]
I arrived at this month’s inaugural Slow Money Canada meeting ready to share an excerpt of Michael Lewis’s new book, Flash Boys. Is there a more stark counterpoint for slow money, a better argument for bringing money back down to earth, than the excesses of high-frequency traders racing to achieve a few-millisecond trading edge?
Slow Money Southern California Reported by Alison Caldwell. Local Investment Networking Club of Orange County launched; Riverside County joined the SoCal network; San Diego delivered another successful event. Slow Money SoCal is growing strong at the center of local food and finance by building relationships between communities, entrepreneurs, and new investment opportunities. Slow Money SoCal […]