Past Meetup

What Is Local? Panel Discussion + Enterprise Presentations

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Price: $15.00 /per person

61 Local Cafe & Public House

61 Bergen St · Brooklyn, NY

How to find us

Mezzanine Space - Door At Rear of Bar

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Join Slow Money NYC for an evening of networking and discussion as we explore what it means to be "local." The evening will feature a panel discussion, local company presentations (and product samples) and conversations with the Slow Money NYC community.


6:00 – Slow Start: Networking & Snacking - Nosh & Drink Available from the Bar Below - Samples available from food enterprises presenting at our Gathering.

6:10 Brief Intro: What is Slow Money?

6:15 -- Panel Discussion “What is Local”?

Topic Summary: We all want to support the growth of local food. But what exactly is "local"? Grown locally? Made nearby? Miles away? Our discussion of "local" food will focus on its particular value to Slow Money investors and to building the sustainability of the NYC foodshed and regional food system. Invited panelists include:

• David Liatti, Owner, 61 Local Cafe & Public House (

• Keith Cohen, Owner, Orwashers Bakery (

• Jon Zeltsman, Board Member & CEO Down to Earth Markets (

• Erica Dorn, Board Member & Manager of Lending, Accion (

• Amy Cortese (, Board Member & Author, Locavesting ( (Wiley 2012)

Event programing---

7:00- Breakout Group Discussion - Small groups discuss and provide instant feedback presentations to Slow Community.

7:20-7:50 Entrepreneur Presentations- 3 food businesses tell their story and define their own view of what is "local".

• Raaka Chocolate ( - Ryan Cheney - "Virgin Chocolate"

• Drink More Good ( Justin Schuler - Sustainable Beverages

• Mi Costa Enterprises (, Steven McKay or Carrie Walsh - Specialty Berry Growers & Juice Makers

7:50-8:00- Closing and Clear Out - Networking & Community-Building May Continue in the Bar Below!

We look forward to see you there!


Our Event Calendar - Save the Dates! Here is a list of the upcoming Tuesday Monthly Meetings for Slow Money NYC. Feel free to make suggestions for locations and topics, yet to be determined. Or, propose yourself as Event Organizer!

• Tuesday, October 15, 2013

• Tuesday, November 19, 2013

• Tuesday, January 21, 2014

• Tuesday, February 18, 2014

• Tuesday, March 18, 2014

• Tuesday, April 15, 2014

• Tuesday, May 20, 2014

• Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NYC LION Meetings: Entrepreneurs should be aware that the NYC Local Investing Opportunities Network (LION), a group of investors dedicated to Slow Money Principles that holds Bi-Monthly Meetings reviewing some of the enterprises that have presented before Slow Money NYC, according to the following tentative schedule:

• Wednesday, October 23, 2013

• Wednesday, December 4, 2013

• Wednesday, February 26, 2014

• Wednesday, April 23, 2014

• Wednesday, June 25, 2014