Food Sol: An action tank for food Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®

Food is everybody’s business.

At Food Sol, we believe that if you eat, you're a food expert. Our action tank creates spaces for eater-entrepreneurs to uncover and articulate what they care most about when it comes to food. We then help them pinpoint the next action steps they can take now to make progress.

How We Work

  • Navigating the big picture: With extended system knowledge and cross-sector relationships, Food Sol connects dots and people to fuel smart action in the food system.
  • Engagements: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® is the cornerstone of everything we do. Community Table and Quick Service Incubator are our signature designs for activating and accelerating collaborative solutions for the food system.
  • Thought Leadership: Food Sol provides Babson’s voice on food innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Economics as a Core Focus: Creating social and environmental value within economically sustainable business designs ensures that emergent ventures grow to be both relevant and resilient.

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For more information, please contact Rachel Greenberger​​​​​.

​​Babson Food Day

At Babson Food Day, we celebrate food entrepreneurship of all kinds with Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons, industry leaders and next-generation food innovators. The Fifth Babson Food Day is October 20-21, 2015.

Community Table

For eaters and entrepreneurs, Community Table is a place to share conversation about food and accelerate great ideas. We host Community Table at Babson and in Boston and New York City.

​​Quick Service Incubator

​​Food entrepreneurs each pitch one business challenge for diverse thinking on potential solutions and next action steps. Audiences and guest experts then pitch ideas back to the entrepreneurs.

This Food Sol design emphasizes multidisciplinary problem solving and learning for the whole room.

Why Is Food Sol at Babson?

As the leader in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, Babson teaches future leaders how to convert complex challenges into opportunities for social, environmental, and economic value creation simultaneously—not sequentially. Thus, Food Sol resources and supports food entrepreneurs who are taking positive action for the food system.

Why Does the Food System Need Entrepreneurship?

The number and scale of dilemmas linked to the global food system are complex, intertwined, and daunting. While few agreements are in place to define any of these dilemmas, let alone determine a path forward, the entrepreneurial opportunities in food are boundless.

Where Are the Entrepreneurial Opportunities?

Thousands of movements are underway—from neighborhood to national in scope—to redesign our food system. Initiatives seeded by government, philanthropy, and business are all doing their parts to make change.

Uniquely, Food Sol resources and supports all food entrepreneurs (from serial venture creators to eaters and everyone in between) who wish to take positive action for the food system.​​

Gail Simmons​​

Gail Simmons on Creating a Career
Read the entrepreneur in residence's career tips b​ased ​on her own path from college food reviewer to Top Chef judge.​​​​​​​​​