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 and to pinpoint the next action steps they can take now to make progress.
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Babson Food Day
Action-packed with good food energy, Babson Food Day, celebrates food entrepreneurship with Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons, industry leaders and next-generation food innovators. Fifth Babson Food Day will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
For eaters and entrepreneurs to connect and exchange resources, Community Table is emerging as a movement for addressing food dilemmas and accelerating great ideas. We host Community Table in Babson, Boston, New York City, and Providence.
Quick Service Incubator
Food entrepreneurs each pitch one business challenge for diverse thinking on potential solutions and next action steps. Audience and guest experts then pitch ideas back to the entrepreneurs.
This Food Sol design emphasizes multidisciplinary problem solving and learning for the whole room.
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.
- 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-system innovations with potential.
- 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. 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 boundlesss.
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.