Feeding Innovation Anderson

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The SC Community Loan Fund and Clemson Agricultural Extension are now accepting applications for Feeding Innovation Anderson. Healthy food producers and retailers in Anderson County and the surrounding areas who are interested in opening or expanding a healthy food business are welcome to apply. Participants must have an interest and focus on increasing access to
healthy food in underserved areas.

Feeding Innovation is an eight-week small business training program that provides entrepreneurs with the framework and skills needed to develop and grow a healthy food business. Will Culler (Clemson Agricultural Extension) and expert facilitators will utilize an interactive process to help participants create or expand their business plans by: (a) evaluating their business model/strategy, and (b) clarifying their market niche, their pricing structure, and their financial health. At the end of the program, participants will pitch their requests for funding to a panel judges and the entrepreneur with the strongest business plan will receive a $12,500 seed capital award.

Feeding Innovation Anderson classes will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning in October at the Clemson Extension Office in Anderson. All participants must commit to attending each class as well as the program orientation and final pitch event. Participation requires a $100 reimbursable deposit that will be returned to each participant following the successful completion of the course and final pitch. Feeding Innovation Anderson will be limited to 15 participants. All interested parties should contact Anna Lewin for an application at Completed applications must be submitted to Anna by 5pm on August 31st, 2018 and selected applicants will be notified how to register for the program.