Why Now? Why Here?
The concepts behind Slow Money are not new here in Minnesota. There have been people and organizations making "slow money" style investments for a long time. And there have also been convenings to learn about Slow Money, including a keynote by Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money, at the Sustainable Farming Association's 2011 Annual Conference and a visit last year by Bonnie Rukin, of Slow Money Maine, at the FEAST Finance Forum in Red Wing.
It is because of the growing interest in sustainable food systems, and the growing desire among people to help grow this type of food system, that we are launching a Slow Money Minnesota Network. It won't replace what is already happening, but rather help leverage current efforts and grow further opportunities for businesses and investors alike.