Bootcamp: Africa Farm to Fork Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, June 2016

How to Scale a Successful Food Venture?!

The Africa Farm to Fork Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (#AfricaFarm2Fork) is the first-ever one day bootcampoffered exclusively by the Diaspora Angel Investment Network (DAIN),NativSol Kitchen, and Mansa Colabs in partnership with Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA).
 

In this experiential boot camp, we will help you build sustainable businesses while helping the community. Guided by your bootcamp coaches, you will gain concrete skills of creating a business with insight from industry experts addressing visual modelling, organic agriculture, co-packing, functional foods, nutritional value of foods, and fair trade.

In this summer boot camp, you will -

·         Learn skills for creating a business with insight from industry experts and real-world experiences.

·         Gain a better understanding of how to scale a venture that makes sense for the local and global market.

·         Learn how to partner, scale and integrate yourself into a multinational supply chain.

·         Acquire tools and framework to identify opportunities for product and market fit: target market, market segmentation, and competitive analysis.

·         Learn about the nutritional value of African-originated fruits and vegetables.

·         Explore how mobile technology is being used to disrupt traditional agriculture models.

·         How to develop and refine your company's message

·         Understand how to create a culturally-relevant cross-over brand for your entrepreneurial venture.

·         Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and changemakers.

·         Hear personal testimonies of changemakers and entrepreneurs from the industry.

Plus: 

·         60 min Networking Session with Session Participants

·         Africa Farm to Fork Training Certificate of Completion

·         Africa Farm to Fork Training Participant Directory

·         Africa Farm to Fork Educational Packet

·         30 Minute Personalized Consultation with WANDA

·         Locally Catered Flavorful Refreshments

·         Two Brief Breaks and Lunchtime     

      

About the Instructors:

Taught by Industry experts with over 40 years of combined experience in business management, entrpreneurial consulting, investment, marketing and functional foods. Representing Africa and the Diaspora the instructors will provide real-world experience to spark fruitful discussion among students. 

About the Curriculum Outline:

The curriculum is customized to the Diasporan market and has been taught to agri-entrepreneurs in Africa. The problem-based learning will be coupled with class participation and hands-on activities to better gain substantative experience from the bootcamp. In addition multimedia tools will be used to enhance student learning.

The curriculum will cover but not limited to: supply chain, inventory management, information communication technology, nutritional considerations, agribusiness basics, food marketing and business conceptualization and perfecting your pitch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

For more information or additional assistance, you can contact WANDA by sending an email to [email protected] or call (202) 770-1160.  Our team is ready and available to help you with your registration and answer any questions you  might have. 
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, registrants do not have to bring a printed ticket but should be prepared to show confirmation of their registration if required.  Attendees will check-in at the sign-in desk before each session. 
 
REFUND POLICY 
Refunds will be fully provided to registrants who submit their cancellation up to 5 business days prior to class will not be charged the training fee. Cancellations 3-4 business days prior to class will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 1-2 business days prior to class, and no-shows, are not eligible to receive a refund.  
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
WANDA and its partners reserve the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability. Notification will be provided within 14 days of the class, whenever possible. Registrants will not be charged for the course. WANDA and its partners are not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations. The customer or student's sole remedy shall be the refund of prepaid course fees. 

WHEN

Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Creative Colony Spaces - 8121 Georgia Avenue #Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - View Map

 How to Scale a Successful Food Venture?!

The Africa Farm to Fork Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (#AfricaFarm2Fork) is the first-ever one day bootcampoffered exclusively by the Diaspora Angel Investment Network (DAIN),NativSol Kitchen, and Mansa Colabs in partnership with Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA).

 

In this experiential boot camp, we will help you build sustainable businesses while helping the community. Guided by your bootcamp coaches, you will gain concrete skills of creating a business with insight from industry experts addressing visual modelling, organic agriculture, co-packing, functional foods, nutritional value of foods, and fair trade.

In this summer boot camp, you will -

·         Learn skills for creating a business with insight from industry experts and real-world experiences.

·         Gain a better understanding of how to scale a venture that makes sense for the local and global market.

·         Learn how to partner, scale and integrate yourself into a multinational supply chain.

·         Acquire tools and framework to identify opportunities for product and market fit: target market, market segmentation, and competitive analysis.

·         Learn about the nutritional value of African-originated fruits and vegetables.

·         Explore how mobile technology is being used to disrupt traditional agriculture models.

·         How to develop and refine your company's message

·         Understand how to create a culturally-relevant cross-over brand for your entrepreneurial venture.

·         Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and changemakers.

·         Hear personal testimonies of changemakers and entrepreneurs from the industry.

Plus: 

·         60 min Networking Session with Session Participants

·         Africa Farm to Fork Training Certificate of Completion

·         Africa Farm to Fork Training Participant Directory

·         Africa Farm to Fork Educational Packet

·         30 Minute Personalized Consultation with WANDA

·         Locally Catered Flavorful Refreshments

·         Two Brief Breaks and Lunchtime            

About the Instructors:

Taught by Industry experts with over 40 years of combined experience in business management, entrpreneurial consulting, investment, marketing and functional foods. Representing Africa and the Diaspora the instructors will provide real-world experience to spark fruitful discussion among students. 

About the Curriculum Outline:

The curriculum is customized to the Diasporan market and has been taught to agri-entrepreneurs in Africa. The problem-based learning will be coupled with class participation and hands-on activities to better gain substantative experience from the bootcamp. In addition multimedia tools will be used to enhance student learning.

The curriculum will cover but not limited to: supply chain, inventory management, information communication technology, nutritional considerations, agribusiness basics, food marketing and business conceptualization and perfecting your pitch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

For more information or additional assistance, you can contact WANDA by sending an email to [email protected] or call (202) 770-1160.  Our team is ready and available to help you with your registration and answer any questions you  might have. 
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, registrants do not have to bring a printed ticket but should be prepared to show confirmation of their registration if required.  Attendees will check-in at the sign-in desk before each session. 
 
REFUND POLICY 
Refunds will be fully provided to registrants who submit their cancellation up to 5 business days prior to class will not be charged the training fee. Cancellations 3-4 business days prior to class will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 1-2 business days prior to class, and no-shows, are not eligible to receive a refund.  
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
WANDA and its partners reserve the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability. Notification will be provided within 14 days of the class, whenever possible. Registrants will not be charged for the course. WANDA and its partners are not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations. The customer or student's sole remedy shall be the refund of prepaid course fees. 

WHEN

Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Creative Colony Spaces - 8121 Georgia Avenue #Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - View Map

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Diaspora Angel Investment Network (DAIN), NativSol Kitchen, and Mansa Colabs in partnership with Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA).