Venture Greenhouse’s LOKL: Bringing Farm Fresh
By Mary O’Mara
Venture Greenhouse 2.0, a MarinLink sponsored project, is a Marin-based business accelerator, helping promising entrepreneurs from the North Bay and Greater Bay Areas by launching and growing innovative business models in a variety of market segments such as clean technology, energy, software, medical, consumer products/services, internet and transportation. They are open to supporting entrepreneurs in driving non-profit business models, requiring sophisticated business strategies and external funding.Venture Greenhouse 2.0 requires an element of their product, service, business process, or operations to change the status quo of their industry and/or market to become more sustainable, helping companies integrate resource-efficient strategies and processes to enhance revenues, increase bottom-line profitability, and make the company more attractive to investors and customers.
One of those ventures, LOKL, is making eating farm-fresh convenient and affordable. Seasonal Healthy Meals delivered direct to your doorstep starting in May 2015! LOKL goes to the farmer to get the freshest seasonal ingredients, transforms them into delicious prepared meals, and encourages you to get online to do the rest. “Fresh” is their middle name. Making your life easy with exceptional service, quality, and value is what they are all about. They understand that, all too often, you find yourself hard-pressed for time to shop and cook, despite your best intentions to eat seasonally, locally, healthfully. Please see the link below to participate in funding this new venture.
The next step for LOKL is a storefront with pick-up options, right here in Marin County. The first store will be in the zip code with the most supporters from this Barnraiser campaign. All the more reason to pledge your support now!
This is how Venture Greenhouse 2.0 works; a graduate funds the new venture, and that venture blossoms. Please watch in the coming months as Venture Greenhouse 2.0 seeks its second round of new entrepreneurs to accelerate through the curriculum!