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Supporting Food Entrepreneurs

Lagos, Nigeria

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Creating opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets is a key priority of IFC. New Venture Advisors is assisting IFC in evaluating support services that may enable Nigerian SMEs in the food & beverage sector to successfully access and compete in the formal supply chain. Learn more about our strategic consulting services >>

The Hatchery

Chicago, IL

In partnership with IFF, 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. 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 incubators >>

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 placemaking consulting services >>

About Us

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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How Health Care is Influencing Food System Planning

“Let thy food be medicine and medicine be thy food,” reads the famous Hippocrates quote that opens many forays into the topic. Imagine a world where nutritious food can combat illness and drug dependency. While the food-as-medicine movement has been around for...

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Forces for Good Food Spotlight Series: Eastern Market

Eastern Market is well known for its work as a large public market that has been a cornerstone in Detroit since the 1890s. Five different markets — a variety of year-round and seasonal markets — serve between 500-600 transient vendors. Its reach, though, is much...

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Hemp in America: Making Sense of the 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill brought hemp to the forefront of conversations across the US agricultural industry and among consumers in general as it broadly legalized hemp after nearly five decades of the crop being banned. While farmers, businesses, investors, and consumers...

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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