The Local Food Startup Challenge, thus far

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We’ve been having a great time hearing from people around the world who are keen to start Local Food enterprises, continuing to build partnerships (more on that soon), and seeing how we can help catalyse local food, globally.

 

Here’s a quick Storify run down of the activity online, thus far:

 

 

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The Local Food Startup Challenge

Back in February, Bucky Box launched a ground breaking Global Startup Fund of $500k.The fund aims to support early stage businesses and entrepreneurs, and challenges them to get their local food business off the ground and operating in 3 months with the help of Bucky Box and their Partners.

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Locavored
Our good friends at Unlimited Magazine get the lowdown on the almost-launched Local Food Startup Challenge, and the word gets out.
Bucky Box fuels food distribution | Stuff.co.nzJan 29, 2013 … The challenge also offers the startup an e-book, How to Run a Local Food Enterprise, and a small business support pack…

The Challenge is officially launched

Announcing The Local Food Startup Challenge | The Bucky Box BlogFeb 5, 2013 … We're launching a challenge to get Local Food Distributors started & successful around the world. The Local Foo…
Have you heard about the Local Food Startup Challenge yet? Grow your Food Biz in 3 months with a slice of $500k! http://t.co/BpjAJbiG0ABucky Box

Check out the animation explaining the Challenge

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$500k Global Startup Fund Announced

$500k Startup Fund announced for Local Food Businesses | Scoop News500k Startup Fund announced for Local Food Businesses 11 February 2013 Bucky Box, a software company based in Wellington, have announced …

The Reaction on Social Networks & in the Media follows…

software to help run fruit & veg box schemes @buckybox #socialenterprise #firstworldsolutions #goodstuff via @sustainationSarah Cary
Get on it! RT @samrye_enspiral: #agchatoz #sustag Announcing The Local Food Startup Challenge http://t.co/RtxVzpUV #socent #foodCameron Neil
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Challenge Sign Up | The Local Food Startup Challenge http://t.co/AAqDl3ux via @buckybox – This is a fantastic idea/opportunity, thank youFoodStory
Global #StartupChallenge launched by @buckybox to catalyse local food systems around the world: http://t.co/8On8Ipz3The Food Lab
Wan’t to start up your own local food biz? $500K Local Food Startup Challenge – add a little rocket fuel to your idea: http://t.co/7XFnxVYZDoing Something Good
Are you a new local food producer/distributor or would you like to be? Get a jump start with this Local Food… http://t.co/kicD8nSnSustainability Trust
Entrepreneurial? Enter the global Local Food Start-up Challenge by @enspiral http://t.co/xERWSOwF /with free software & supportMeena Kadri
Wan’t to start up… | FacebookDoing Something Good wrote: Wan’t to start up your own local food… Join Facebook to connect with Doing Something Good and others you ma…
Idealog
Eco-Entrepreneurs – it’s time for action: The Local Food Startup Challenge has launched!: http://t.co/jxrsDn4FSam Rye
Entrepreneurial fans of our Local Food Challenge should check this opportunity to kickstart their enterprise: http://t.co/sx80ZlafOpenIDEO
$500k Startup Fund launched for Local Food Businesses! http://t.co/F83CdWMp #startupchallenge #socentUnreasonable Team
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MT @theyoufinder #sustainablefood $500k Startup Fund launched for Local Food Businesses http://t.co/DXYlsalw #socentHub Bay Area
Just launched: Local Food Startup Challenge – Free Software + Support! http://t.co/YaLbMdzd @buckybox #startupchallenge #locavoreLocavore News
Can’t wait to start making deliveries using @buckybox. Never would have found them without help from @SocialTradersAU – Thanks from #torontoFoodStory
Global #StartupChallenge launched by @buckybox to catalyse local #food systems around the world: http://t.co/mkSHc9oghz @BuckyFullerInstAnandi A. Premlall
Local Food Startup Challenge | The Locavore EditionMar 5, 2013 … So the Local Food Startup Challenge was created, with funds and business savvy to kickstart new businesses that are bui…
Are you a local food hero with a new business? Check out Bucky Box and their $500k startup fund. http://t.co/IEyuq1HcegSustainability Trust
Bucky Box puts up $500K Startup fund to kickstart your local #foodtech #foodstartup biz: http://t.co/NByR911GYrLocal Food Lab
Bucky Box paves the way for local food startups :: Idealog :: the …Mar 11, 2013 … That's why this year Bucky Box launched the Local Food Startup Challenge. After speaking to a couple of hundred lo…
Very cool example of keeping it local in NZ. Bucky Box paves the way for local food startups http://t.co/Wp1NFyIScRTeri Sawers
Looking for help to eat local? Local Food Startup Challenge – Get Support to Start a Vege Box Scheme-Social Traders http://t.co/8EKH4aKPyuJane@MOK
Keeping it close to home: @BuckyBox paves the way for local food startups. http://t.co/w0GAtzZQ3gIdealog Sustain
Are you considering starting a CSA for you farm fresh foods? – Bucky Box Start Up Challenge http://t.co/tdRTmmonM8 #farm #csa #organicorganic oren
Planning to build a new local food enterprise? Check out the great Local Food Startup Challenge http://t.co/1kkW7rNOoT @samrye_enspiralCheryl Reynolds
RT @buckybox: We Good Neighbour | Local Food Startup Challenge entrant launches http://t.co/c6qd6NXIs7 #startupchallengeSeb Paquet
Local Food Startup ChallengeCheck this out on f6s. Kickstart your Local Food Biz – add a little rocket fuel to your business Bucky Box has put up a $500k startup fun…
@buckybox are looking for entrepreneurs interested in creating a better food system http://t.co/joyfpncAJNSusFoodTrust
Resource of the week: The Local Food Startup Challenge …Mar 15, 2013 … They're already working on the digital infrastructure to enable local food distribution, and recently launched the…
Planning to build a new local food enterprise? Check out the great Local Food Startup Challenge http://t.co/1kkW7rNOoT @samrye_enspiralCheryl Reynolds
#Startup #idea to support local farmers & get quality food to people in your area? Sign up for the buckybox challenge http://t.co/dr5oP7ZwymSustaination
Bucky Box paves the way for local food startups, @idealogmag: http://t.co/A1A5vHfreT what a lovely idealouis gordon green
Amazing morning bump in interest in our #startupchallenge care of @Occupy_Monsanto – power to the people! http://t.co/hlxImnyBtyBucky Box
@buckybox just signed up for the #StartupChallenge-Can’t wait to see what you’ve built to help farmers profitably distribute locallyBagEndFarms
Planning to build a new local food enterprise? Check out the great Local Food Startup Challenge from @buckybox http://t.co/nURLiuT64iLocal Food Network
Software + Support = Your Business -> Get Involved with the #StartupChallenge here http://t.co/5uFeYySd5G #foodBucky Box
Aspiring food entrepreneurs can apply for funding and advice from the Local Food Startup Challenge http://t.co/joyfpncAJN @buckyboxSusFoodTrust
Global #StartupChallenge launched by @buckybox to catalyse local food systems around the world: http://t.co/gSUFNKXvifSinglebrook
starting a local food biz, Vege Box Scheme, CSA or Food Hub & in your 1st year? Local Food Startup Challenge is ON! http://t.co/S9bHknMQXiAnake Goodall
Startup Challenge Spotlight : ‘Good Neighbour’ Launches in New Zealand | The Bucky Box BlogWe’re delighted to announce one of the first Local Food Startup Challenge entrants has just launched! Good Neighbour brings good food to …
Startup Challenge Team Launches Food BusinessThe enterprising charitable NGO has launched a food delivery service off the back of the Local Food Startup Challenge (http://challenge.b…
Local Food Startup Challenge: Catalyzing Local Food Distribution, Globally, by @buckybox #sustainability #socent http://t.co/a4FVtsAaTKChris Sequeira

Announcing The Local Food Startup Challenge

We’re launching a challenge to get Local Food Distributors started & successful around the world.

The Local Food Startup Challenge

After months of chatting with Distributors around the world who were getting started, we kept hearing that it was hard getting through the startup phase. Not only did new businesses need the IT infrastructure to help them scale up, but they needed the capital to get started, profile to let their local community know they exist, small business support, and any hints & tips from other people’s experiences to give them the jump start they needed.

 

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We decided to launch a Challenge to bring these elements together, to give you the reason to get started or help you get through that difficult first year. Our challenge is open to new local food distributors, and those under one year old.

 

Enter The Local Food Startup Challenge and you will straight away get $1000 of Bucky Box credit and a package of support. Build your business over 3 months and you will be in to win the main prize!  <– Click to Tweet This

 

Take a look at The Local Food Startup Challenge website now for more information, and get started building a sustainable business today!

Local Food Startup Challenge website

Know someone who’s been meaning to start a business for awhile?
Send them the link to the challenge (http://bit.ly/FoodStartupChallenge), or drop us a note (sam@buckybox.com) and we’ll get in touch!

 

Press Release:

$500k Global Fund Announced for Local Food Businesses

See the full Local Food Startup Fund press release here. <- Tweet this Story

 

Apply to become a Challenge Partner now

Thanks to interest from various quarters, we’re opening the door to additional partners who’re looking to support Local Food Distributors in their local area. Simply fill in this form, and we’ll be in touch. <- Tweet about Challenge Partners