Food Sol

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

Because food is everybody’s business.

We believe that eaters and entrepreneurs together can change the world. Our action tank is a place for them to gather, think, learn, and pinpoint the next smart action steps to move their ideas forward.

Community Table

Community Table

For six years, Community Table has served as a consistent habitat to share generative conversations, give and take resources, meet food professionals, and “cook” great ideas. Community Table meets monthly in five spots around the region

Quick Service Incubator

Quick Service Incubator

Entrepreneurs pitch business challenges to a diverse and attentive audience who then group ideate and pitch ideas back. The design emphasizes collective learning and gifting. The next Quick Service Incubator will be at Babson Food Day.

Babson Food Day

Babson Food Day

At Babson Food Day, we celebrate food as everybody’s business and food entrepreneurship of all kinds with our growing community of food industry leaders and the next generation of food influencers. Eighth Babson Food Day is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

How We Work

  • Navigating the big picture: Food-system-wide knowledge and relationships help us to fuel smart action.
  • Engagements: Community Table and Quick Service Incubator are our signature designs that best demonstrate our approach. We also custom design for private partners.
  • Thought Leadership: Ours is a globally recognized voice on food-system 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.

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. Food Sol resources and supports food entrepreneurs who are taking total value positive action for the food system.

Why Does the Food System Need Entrepreneurship?

The number and scale of dilemmas linked to food are complex, intertwined, and daunting. Although few agreements are in place to define any of these dilemmas, let alone determine a path forward, the opportunities to contribute to a better food future through business have never been greater.

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 food entrepreneurs (from serial venture creators to eaters to everyone in between) wishing to take positive action for the food system.

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For more information, please contact Rachel Greenberger.

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.​​​​​​​​​