Skill Nibble: Crowdfunding Your Food Business
This month: Crowdfunding Your Food Business. Oliver Dameron, co-founder of Mission Cheese and Maker’s Common, will cover:
- Different crowdfunding models used at Mission Cheese & Makers Common;
- Maker’s Common main funding instrument – Direct Public Offering (DPO);
- Lessons learned from crowdfunding his food businesses.
Oliver has followed an interesting path to the good food industry. This path has included years as a coral reef scientist, where he managed multi-million dollar budgets and large teams of scientists, and work as a responsible investment analyst, vetting public companies for their social and environmental performance. After receiving his MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, Oliver joined a startup solar technology company, where he engaged in financial planning, fundraising, budget management, and business development. In 2011, Oliver co-founded Mission Cheese, creating operational and financial tools critical to profitability. Following the success of Mission Cheese, Oliver directed the creative fundraising strategy for Maker’s Common, their follow-up business, which will open in Berkeley mid-2017
FCI has launched Skill Nibble, a series of monthly discussions for craft food entrepreneurs at our new home above Forage Kitchen.
Each month, we welcome a different speaker to our Oakland classroom to host a lively discussion on topics that are at the forefront of entrepreneurial minds: marketing strategies, legal issues, product development, staffing practices, and more. Aimed at sharing resources and cementing community among early-stage food entrepreneurs, you won’t want to miss a single one!
To attend, register here. Join us at the FCI Classroom for knowledge, resources, community, coffee and tea!
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