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Cash from the Crowd: May Triangle Food Maker Gathering

May 25, 2017 @ 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM


Join 100+ food entrepreneurs for the May edition of Triangle Food Makers, hosted again by the American Underground @ Main in Durham.

First, the evening kicks off with “Local Bites,” where you can sample 10-15 locally made products and meet the local food makers from food companies from around the Triangle. Next will move into the program—the topic is crowdfunding, with a particular focus on the new NC PACES act, an exciting new change to the crowdfunding laws that went into effect on April 1. 2017.

Attendees will hear from Benji Jones, a partner at Smith Anderson, who has been involved in the drafting of the new state laws. She will share some new ways that you can raise up to $2 million in either debt, equity, or even royalty financing directly from ANYONE living in NC, regardless of their wealth or income level.

Whoever attends will also get the chance to hear about other forms of crowdfunding to consider for your business such as Barnraiser,, or the new Slow Money SOIL club. You’ll hear straight from other food makers about their experience with these crowdfunding options.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 5:00 – 6:00: Local Bites | Samples of locally made products
  • 6:00 – 6:15: Welcome and introductions
  • 6:15 – 7:30: Cash from the Crowd
  • 7:30 – 7:50: Audience Q&A
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Wrap up, and to time to nibble & mingle


American Underground @Main
201 West Main Street
Durham, NC
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