Resources for NYC Food Entrepreneurs

A free “one-stop shop” online portal for entrepreneurs of color preparing to start a food-based business.

Open Access NYC

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Open Access NYC

Opening a business in New York City can be incredibly daunting, which is why our team has sourced local resources with information about capital, permitting and licensing, and training programs to help BIPOC entrepreneurs plan, launch, and grow their food businesses in the area.

Open Access NYC was originally developed by Food & Society at the Aspen Institute as part of its Open Access initiative, which aims to help food entrepreneurs navigate through and over the many challenges to financing and business ownership. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and after an 18-month interview and scoping process, the team created the open-source web code available at no cost to cities and other organizations to launch portals to help food entrepreneurs in their communities.

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