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

Food is everybody’s business.

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

How We Work

  • Navigating the big picture: Food-system knowledge and cross-sector relationships help us fuel smart action.
  • Engagements: Community Table and Quick Service Incubator are our signature designs, best demonstrating 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.

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

​​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.

Community Table

For eaters and entrepreneurs, Community Table is a consistent habitat to share generative conversations and "cook" great ideas. We host Community Table at Babson and in Boston and New York City.

​​Quick Service Incubator

​​Entrepreneurs pitch specific business challenges to a diverse and activated audience who then small-group ideate and pitch ideas back.  This unique design emphasizes multidisciplinary problem-solving and learning for the whole room. The next Quick Service Incubator is October 26 as part of Babson Food Day.

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 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.​​

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.​​​​​​​​​