Supporting Food Entrepreneurs
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 >>
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
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 >>
New Venture Advisors designed a multi-stage process to uncover the needs of our clients and opportunities within their markets, and help them develop solutions through new food ventures. We conduct Food Systems Assessments, lead Feasibility Studies, develop Business Plans and help businesses grow through customized consulting. Learn More
New Venture Advisors has led more than 60 projects across the country in food systems and food enterprise development. In doing so, we’ve gained expertise in designing customized models of local food hubs and distribution systems, food business incubators, food processing operations, food enterprises focused on health access and equity, and small grains ventures, to name a few. Learn More
About UsOur 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. Learn More
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Large food system changes need innovative thinkers, like the Whatcom Community Foundation in Washington State, that galvanizes the larger community to build a viable local food system that feeds people and sustains the land. Their vision is to develop a local food...