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The Hatchery

Chicago, IL

In partnership with IFF, Allies for Community Business (formerly Accion) and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, New Venture Advisors assessed the market demand for a large, innovative food business incubator to be developed in East Garfield Park and serve as a job creator in this lower income neighborhood. Opening in late 2018, the incubator will combine private production kitchens, a shared-use kitchen and comprehensive business support services, filling a much needed gap for food entrepreneurs in Chicago  Learn more about food business incubator consulting services >>

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Strategic Plan

Honolulu, HI

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV) is a community health center created in 1972 to meet the local region’s need for proper health care. KKV’s mission is to “work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.” The ROOTS Program of KKV supports this mission with a variety of programs that provide direct assistance, training, education, and connection through growing, preparing, and sharing food as a community. New Venture Advisors developed a strategic plan to clarify the operating structure and financial performance of the programs and enterprises within the ROOTS Program today and to provide a roadmap for the future. Learn more about our strategic consulting services >>

Whatcom Local Food Campus

Bellingham, WA

The Whatcom Community Foundation is exploring the development of a local food campus that will become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a school district commissary. The goal is to strengthen Whatcom County’s local food system, by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. NVA developed the business case for this ambitious project. Learn more about our community food center consulting services >>

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Our team brings a multi-faceted perspective to the sustainable food industry. We combine sharp business acumen with real-world entrepreneurial experience and a passion for impact to help our clients build businesses that are socially and economically sustainable.
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Co-op Grocery: A Social Justice Movement

Co-op Grocery: A Social Justice Movement

Food co-ops are rooted in social justice movements, but they have experienced the most growth during periods of economic crisis. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a need for equitable access to food, but the pandemic has sparked a new level of interest in...

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Good Food Glossary: Food Co-op

Good Food Glossary: Food Co-op

“A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise” (Neighboring Food Co-ops) A co-operative can be used...

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Case Study: Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Market

Case Study: Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Market

The Great Plains Food Bank serves every county in North Dakota as well as western Minnesota, working with community partners to efficiently secure and direct resources and eradicate hunger in their communities. Their current operations include statewide distribution...

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As we explore new approaches and innovative solutions to accelerate development in emerging markets, we appreciate New Venture Advisors’ technical expertise and insights into various models and services to support the growth and development of micro and small food entrepreneurs.

Selcuk Tanatar

Head of Strategic Business Solutions, IFC Advisory