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Feeding Innovation Goose Creek

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Goose Creek, SC

The SC Community Loan Fund and Clemson Agricultural Extension are now accepting applications for Feeding Innovation Goose Creek. Healthy food producers and retailers in Berkeley 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 Goose Creek classes will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning in August at the Goose Creek Municipal Complex. 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 Goose Creek will be limited to 15 participants. All interested parties should complete the online application on the Feeding Innovation page. Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm on August 16th, 2019 and selected applicants will be notified how to register for the program.

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