How do you have your say over the future of Bucky Box?
We want to spare you the technical jargon when it comes to software design and development, but we do highly value your feedback to help us build world class software for local food. Software for you.
Soon we will be releasing our change log which will help you keep tabs on the various improvements, fixes and updates that go on with Bucky Box week to week. Like all good new generation software, there are constant upgrades and improvements - they're not rolled out in expensive new upgrades like Windows.
We have a extensive roadmap of features we would like to add to improve Bucky Box, but we still listen intently to what our community has to say - whether you're a current customer, or someone Continue...
We know that you may have heard about how software can help your local food enterprise, but you're still likely to have some questions / doubts / ideas about what it can do for your local food service.
We're putting together a webinar series to field some of those questions - they'll be a series of small group webinars to maximise the amount of questions and feedback you're able to get - likely 5 or 6 people on the call at a time. We're grouping them into three distinct batches:
- "Convince Me" - people / enterprises who are interested but have too many questions to spend the time learning a new system. You probably want to see the solution and ask questions before diving in.
- "Lets Roll" - people / enterprises who have signed up Continue...
How do you get the seed money to get your local food enterprise started?
This is a challenge that a lot of entrepreneurs, grassroots solutionists and small farms struggle with. It's tough to get the money needed to cover packaging, marketing materials, branding and packing space, to get up and running.
Whilst we've closed applications for The Local Food Startup Challenge this week, we're still aiming to add some rocket fuel to the challenge entrants, and after the good people of StartSomeGood got in touch, we decided to do a webinar together to educate startup challengers about Crowdfunding.
Getting the seed funding to get the wheels moving is important, but there's much better ways than getting bank loans, and with Crowdfunding growing around the world Continue...
Amazing buzz over at Bucky Box HQ this week after closing applications for The Local Food Startup Challenge which we launched in February.
We had a moment to pause and think about what this experiment has started. We really only began with the plan to offer the challenge in Australasia to see what reception it got over here. Pretty soon after launching, we were getting enquiries from all over the world from people keen to start a local food enterprise - we don't like to disappoint people, so with a stripped back offering we made it available globally.
Since then we've been asked to do an online teaching series, worked with StartSomeGood to run a couple of crowdfunding webinars, spoken to a bunch of partners, and the most important thing - enabled a host of people Continue...
Propel Your Local Food Startup with Crowdfunding
Sometimes it seems like crowdfunding is just for new digital devices, iPhone covers and games. But crowdfunding is a powerful tool to launch local food startups, allowing you to raise capital and increase awareness of your enterprise in an exciting, community-based way. This webinar, led by a co-founder of our global crowdfunding partner StartSomeGood, will introduce you to both the theory and practice of crowd funding, dispelling misconceptions, exploring case-studies and giving you the knowledge you need to successfully launch or expand your food startup. Enterprises participating in the Local Food Startup Challenge get additional promotional support and 20% off StartSomeGood's platform fees.
When is the Webinar?
What's the day-to-day life like for a Local Food entrepreneur?
We thought we'd get in touch with one of The Local Food Startup Challenge entrants to find out what they're up to, what they're working on, and how they're creating a better food system.
We got Bailey Peryman from Garden City 2.0 on the line and asked him a few questions about his work in the recovering city of Ōtautahi/Christchurch where new shoots of food resilience are starting to blossom.
Listen to the full podcast here:
Bailey is currently a Vodafone World of Difference scholar working for Soil & Health Association, and here's the links to some of the projects he's working on this year:
Garden City 2.0 - Food Delivery Service
We don't get up every morning wanting or expecting adulation. That said, it's always nice to be acknowledged for the work you're doing and sometimes it makes you feel like other people believe in your idea too.
This week we were delighted to hear from the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award organisers that we have made it into the Top 5 for this global award which is in its second year :
The sea honours people and companies who are already shaping the world of tomorrow today. They work together with others towards a sustainable future and develop intelligent solutions for the environment and society through their regular business activities or through innovative processes and projects. They focus their resources and ideas on social and ecological innovations Continue...