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MDHCC Entrepreneurship Expo: The Future of Food

The expo will highlight entrepreneurs in the food economy and their innovative solutions to some of the problems we are seeing in the community, particularly related to urban agriculture, sustainability, health and nutrition, & funding resources.

5/31/2018
When: 05/31/18
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Living Classrooms Under Armour House
1100 E Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Brandon Warehime
410-825-0994


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In partnership with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Sagamore Development, Black Hispanic Indian Association of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, The Reinvestment Fund, Baltimore Development Corporation and Adventure Productions, we hope to bring awareness to the local community and shape the perspective of how we think about food from production, farming, distribution, retail and recovery. Baltimore's social innovators in the food realm are shaping the future and addressing the the global threat to agriculture and sustainability.

 

This expo is to unite cultures, showcase how innovative entrepreneurs and organizations are collaborating together in the food economy, and bring together funding resources for business owners in Baltimore to move the agenda forward. Please join us as we continue to revitalize our community!

 

Moderator

 

Our Moderator for the Expo will be Pastor Heber Brown, lll.

 

Reverend Heber Brown grew up in a family of preachers, church musicians and vocalists, an upbringing that helped him to discover his passion to serve God and community. He earned a BS in psychology from Morgan State University and his Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained in the Baptist Church.

Today, Rev. Brown serves as pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in North Baltimore. He works alongside a variety of community organizations that address issues such as homelessness, poverty, racism, worker’s rights, environmental justice, peacemaking, and national/international social justice concerns. He is a regular voice in local media outlets and for nearly 5 years has explored the intersection of religion, policy and activism on his blog, Faith in Action. He is the recipient of the Ella Baker Freedom Fighter Award, the Kingdom Ambassador Award, and in 2007, The Baltimore Afro American mewspaper identified Pastor Brown as one of the “25 Under 40 Emerging Black History Leaders.” However, he says his greatest achievement is being a husband and a father. He and his lovely wife, Chante’ are the proud parents of one son, Heber M. Brown, IV.

 


 

Why?

  • Baltimore has a thriving food economy and many local entrepreneurs are coming together on a united front to address the changes in the industry - raise awareness.
  • The Baltimore community is looking for social change and minority entrepreneurs in this industry are the actors that provide solutions through economic development, workforce development, and community collaboration.
  • Younger consumers (and business owners) are changing the narrative of how businesses operate because they have a higher sense of Corporate Social Responsibility

Overview:

The global goal of the Expo is to achieve the following:

  • Highlighting/Showcase Business Food Entrepreneurs in Baltimore - Social Entrepreneurship
  • Bringing awareness to pressing issues regarding how we think about food - expert panel
  • Bring the community together over food - think game changers in the industry
  • Vertical farmers, local growers, community kitchens, anyone in the food industry with an innovative concept, this can include a tech space too
  • Access to Capital/Funding Resources for Businesses (Funding business loan opportunities Department of Housing and Community Development, Reinvestment Fund and the Baltimore Development Corporation)


Exhibitors:

 

Confirmed Business & Food/Drink Participants (Exhibitors)




















         
       
         
   

 
         
    Register for
YOUR Exhibit HERE

*More Info Below
 
   

 

 

 

We are accepting exhibitors for the Expo at three different levels:

 

   

Business Entrepreneur

  Investor
  Nonprofit/Community
 Price    FREE!    FREE!    $150.00
 Information  

This exhibitor spot is open to all businesses with a food or beverage

related product that can provide 300-400 bite-size samples.

 

For Social innovators and game changers in the food/micro-brewing
industry with a local mission and heightened 'corporate social responsibility'.

  For persons or companies looking to invest in agriculture and technology for the future!
  Organizations looking to exhibit and showcase their mission addressing sustainability, urban farming, agriculture, food desert outreach, farmers markets, local agriculture initiatives, etc.
 Registration   Click HERE
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Sponsorship:

 


 
$500 $1,000 $2,500
 
*Learn More about Sponsorship HERE
 

Agenda: (Subject to Change)

10:00am:

Intro by Alicia Wilson

 

 

Alicia Wilson
Vice President of Community Affairs and Legal Advisor, Sagamore Development


Ms. Wilson is responsible for shaping and promoting the interests of Sagamore Development Company by developing strategic community initiatives that enhance its philanthropic and investment impact. She is also responsible for cultivating and building key stakeholder relationships and collaborative relationships regionally, nationally and internationally for Plank Industries.

 

Ms. Wilson is responsible for shaping and promoting the interests of Sagamore Development Company by developing strategic community initiatives that enhance its philanthropic and investment impact. She is also responsible for cultivating and building key stakeholder relationships and collaborative relationships regionally, nationally and internationally for Plank Industries.

 


10:00am-11:30am:

Businesses showcase Product, Concept, Food (Game Changers)

 

11:30am:

Breakout for Lunch


12:00pm-1:30pm:

Panel

 


FEATURING:


Andrew Rose
Director of Innovation, Strategy and Business Development
MidAtlantic Farm Credit

An innovative strategy, marketing and business development authority, Andrew is frequently asked to speak to groups on a wide variety of topics ranging from the Future of Technology and Humans to the Algorithmic Impact of Reviews on Organic Search. He is also a sought-after author for his technical expertise on the subjects of blue ocean strategies, trend spotting, community building, white space initiatives and peering over the horizon.

Andrew is deeply involved in the non-profit community, sitting on or advising many non-profit boards and social impact organizations. He recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer in Residence at the Emerging Technologies Centers, the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Maryland Cybersecurity Association, and was an organizer for the TEDxBaltimore events. He is currently the organizer for AgPitch (a business competition for agricultural innovation) and is deeply immersed in F3Tech, an agriculture incubation system. Andrew also serves as an advisor to Section1, an artist collective based in Baltimore.

Andrew help found the GIVE Program, the only non-discriminatory leadership program in Maryland for rising professionals.
       
 

Evan Lutz

CEO & Founder
Hungry Harvest

Evan Lutz is a 25 -year-old social entrepreneur from Baltimore, Maryland who is passionate about food justice, entrepreneurship, and the Baltimore Ravens. He's a frequent guest on NPR, the Washington Post, and Baltimore News stations. He's been recognized in Forbes 30 under 30 in the social entrepreneurship category, Baltimore's 40 under 40, and Montgomery County Emerging Business of the Year Award, previously won by Honest Tea, Sweet Green, and Comcast. He was also featured on ABC's Shark Tank, where he made a deal with Robert Herjavec.
       
   

China Boak Terrell, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

American Communities Trust

With more than 13 years of experience in the private
and public sectors, ACT CEO China Boak Terrell has
served as a corporate lawyer leading multi-million dollar
transactions; business developer; liaison and advisor to
agency heads, elected officials, and corporate leadership
team members; and General Counsel for the District of
Columbia's legislative committee on human services.

Ms. Boak Terrell leads ACT's national work to bring growth
and prosperity to low-income residents through inclusive
economic development projects. Since joining ACT as CEO,
Ms. Boak Terrell raised nearly $4 million for the Baltimore
Food Hub project and completed phase 1, which included
extensive environmental remediation, site work, and the
opening of the first campus building. Under Ms. Boak Terrell's
guidance, ACT has also issued low-cost performance-based
loans to local food entrepreneurs and positioned the
organization to implement the next phase of its strategic
planning, particularly with regard to its national consulting
work. Ms. Boak Terrell also serves as President of the
Baltimore Food Hub Inc., the sister nonprofit to ACT.

Ms. Boak Terrell graduated from Johns Hopkins University
with a Bachelor of Arts. She graduated magna cum laude from
the University of Minnesota with a Juris Doctor and from
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
with a Master in Public Administration. She is a member of
the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Minnesota.

Ms. Boak Terrell is happily married to an economics journalist
and together they look forward to growing their family in the
great city of Baltimore. 
       
 

Alicia Wilson
Vice President of Community Affairs and Legal Advisor
Sagamore Development

Ms. Wilson is responsible for shaping and promoting the
interests of Sagamore Development Company by developing
strategic community initiatives that enhance its philanthropic
and investment impact. She is also responsible for cultivating
and building key stakeholder relationships and collaborative
relationships regionally, nationally and internationally for
Plank Industries.

 

Prior to joining Sagamore Development Company, Ms. Wilson
was a litigation and employment and labor law partner at
the law firm of Gordon Feinblatt, a full-service law firm located
in downtown Baltimore. In addition, Ms. Wilson had a niche
practice focused on counseling and advising mid-size and large
businesses on all aspects on corporate strategy and community
engagement.

During the 2016 Baltimore City Council legislative session, Ms.
Wilson served as the principal negotiator of the Community
Benefit Agreements associated with the passage of the $660
million TIF for the Port Covington project. The negotiations of
the community benefit agreements involved over 200 stakeholder
groups representing tens of thousands of residents from across
the City of Baltimore. Wilson now leads and oversees a team
charged with implementing the letter and spirit of the community
benefits agreements focused on workforce development, supplier diversity, and inclusionary housing, and youth enrichment matters.


*more Panelists TBA soon!



In Partnership With...

 

 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
   

Title Sponsor

 


 

Media Partners

 



     
     

 


Venue:

The Expo will be at the Living Classrooms Under Armour House (see image of venue below).

 

 

 


References:

2018 Food Report
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/_pdf/pr ojects/bal-city-food-env/baltimore-food-environment-digital.pdf


International Food Policy Institute
http://www.ifpri.org/topic/topics

 

Baltimore Food Policy Initiative

https://planning.baltimorecity.gov/baltimore-food-policy-initiative


Urban Farming Baltimore City Report:

http://archive.baltimorecity.gov/Portals/0/agencies/planning/public%20downloads/CFSC%202011.pdf

 


Funding Documents for Investors

 

Reinvestment Fund

 

 

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EDG Micro Loan

 

   


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