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

Food is everybody’s business.

We believe that if you eat, you're a food expert. Our action tank is a place for eaters and entrepreneurs to think together strategically, and to pinpoint next smart action steps toward realizing their food aspirations.

How We Work

  • Navigating the big picture: Our extensive food system knowledge and cross-sector relationships allow us to connect the dots that fuel smart action.
  • Engagements: Community Table and Quick Service Incubator are signature designs, open to the public, that best demonstrate our approach. We also custom design for select private partners.
  • Thought Leadership: Food Sol provides 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 entrepreneurship of all kinds with Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons, industry leaders and next-generation food innovators. Sixth Babson Food Day is October 25-26, 2016.

Community Table

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

​​Quick Service Incubator

​​Entrepreneurs pitch business challenges to a diverse and activated audience. Audience teams then pitch potential solutions back.  This Food Sol design emphasizes multidisciplinary problem-solving and learning for the whole room. The next Quick Service Incubator is April 13, 2016 at District Hall.

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.​​​​​​​​​