Grow Your Food Business and Raise Money
Our mission at the Food Finance Institute is to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available to every growing food, beverage and value-added farm enterprise.
Unprecedented change in the food industry is rapidly raising the bar for all food and value-added farm enterprises. Old or young, big or small, these businesses are scrambling to become more financially resilient and capable of adapting quickly. We help equip entrepreneurs to get profitable and raise money.
FFI provides rigorous training, resources, tools and mentorship to consultants so they can provide sophisticated financial technical assistance to food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses.
Edible-Alpha® is a digital resource hub providing our collaborative network with actionable insights, training, resources and tools so they can build and fund the next generation of profitable food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses.
We use a collaborative business model to expand the reach of our consulting work by partnering with a wide range of individuals and organizations, including community partners, financial institutions, lenders and investors, to accomplish our mission of making sophisticated, high-quality technical assistance available to food, beverage and value-added farm businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Looking to scale-up your business but don’t want to commit to a program? You’ve come to the right place. The FFI Scaler Series offers businesses the flexibility to learn how to successfully grow their business, one workshop at a time.
Webinar: Farm Economic Opportunities and Trends
On September 22 FFI Director Tera Johnson will host a webinar and short Q&A to help consultants and economic development professionals…Read More
FFI is a proud part of the UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship strives to help any business at any stage of development through our five distinct program units and array of experienced business consultants and programs.See Our Success
Food Finance Institute FaBcap Accelerator chooses 10 businesses for Class of 2020-21
MADISON – Ten emerging food and beverage sector entrepreneurs have been selected to join the Food Finance Institute (FFI) FaBcap Accelerator.Read More
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Yumbutter – Clarifying A Business Model Path and Building a National Brand
Matt D’Amour and Adrian Reif didn’t just create a nut butter company; they pursued their dream of running the world’s most responsible food company.Read More