We saw another business plan pitch deck today, from a pitch competition, that after 30 slides had us scratching our heads, again. It was a cool idea, maybe, but echoing a complaint we've heard from potential investors and pitchfest judges again and again, at the end we didn't know what is *was*.
For fun, we created this generic "One Page Business Plan". The thesis is "what if you only had one slide to present your business to potential investors?" What would it show?
Here's how it works:
Now we certainly don't expect anyone to actually use this. On the other hand, why not? Either way, please be sure each of these info tidbits is *somewhere* in your deck!
At AFI, we empower people. We want the local food businesses we support and invest in to thrive as businesses. We want the investors and entrepreneurs we work with to have positive impact on the communities they serve. And, here in our very own office, we want to build the strongest AFI team we can to support the people in our Central Texas food system. That's why we are so excited to announce our newest team member: Evan Driscoll will serve as our new Associate, helping to support AFI's day to day planning, operations, and communications.
Evan has worked in food systems for the past 10 years. Before coming to AFI, Evan worked in Food Sourcing and Recovery at Central Texas Food Bank, where he worked with food businesses across Central Texas to recover and distribute surplus food. Prior to this, Evan was a Projects Manager and Farmers’ Market Coordinator with Sustainable Food Center where he managed the Farm to Work and Farm to School programs, in addition to the Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Evan has background in farm management, serving as a Farm Manager at Green Gate Farms in Austin, TX. Before this, he owned his own small farm – Sasquatch Acre – in Portland, OR.
Evan also helped co-founded the Central Texas Young Farmer Coalition, which helps connect farmers from around the state. And, he serves as the At-Large New and Beginning Farmer Board Position for the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. He, his wife, and two kids live in Austin.
Evan is looking forward to continuing his work in local, sustainable food systems with AFI. The opportunity to blend sustainability across our economic, environmental, and the social and cultural landscape is an exciting place to be.
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