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The Health Enterprise Development Initiative (HEDI) is a training program for entrepreneurs creating companies fostering healthy eating, active living, and other missions promoting health for consumers, suppliers, and communities. HEDI is a collaboration between the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Public Health Seattle King County, Slow Money Northwest, Kick (the “inclusive” incubator), and GPS Capital Partners.

The HEDI program is a business accelerator that meets in-person four times across 11 weeks, and online weekly in the intermediate weeks. This is a “hybrid” structure that combines online and in-person learning, similar in structure to the Hybrid MBA offered by the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI).

The application process for HEDI’s first session is open to any non-profit or for-profit enterprise meeting the mission of promoting healthy local food systems. The ideal enterprise has either launched a product or service and is working toward their revenue goals, or is an es...
The Health Enterprise Development Initiative (HEDI) is a training program for entrepreneurs creating companies fostering healthy eating, active living, and other missions promoting health for consumers, suppliers, and communities. HEDI is a collaboration between the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Public Health Seattle King County, Slow Money Northwest, Kick (the “inclusive” incubator), and GPS Capital Partners.

The HEDI program is a business accelerator that meets in-person four times across 11 weeks, and online weekly in the intermediate weeks. This is a “hybrid” structure that combines online and in-person learning, similar in structure to the Hybrid MBA offered by the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI).

The application process for HEDI’s first session is open to any non-profit or for-profit enterprise meeting the mission of promoting healthy local food systems. The ideal enterprise has either launched a product or service and is working toward their revenue goals, or is an established enterprise with a track record of success and that is trying to see if their new idea is worth pursuing. For this round the perfect candidate is offering a product or service that benefits both a low income consumer and a local farmer or food producer. Five to eight enterprises will be invited to participate.

The schedule for HEDI includes:
Applications due by February 14th.
Invitations sent by February 28th.
Day 1, in-person Food & Agriculture, March 18th.
Online sessions March 25th.
In-person, Entrepreneurship, April 1st.
Online sessions, April 8th, 15th, 22nd.
In-person, Marketing/Sales/Perfecting a Pitch, April 29th.
Online sessions, May 6th, 13th, 20th.
In-person, Final Presentations, May 27th.

Minimum requirements include:
An early-stage startup
A mission related to healthy eating and local food systems
A desire for education and mentorship
A commitment to attend all the in-person sessions

For more information visit the project website at www.slowmoneynw.org/hedi
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