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Foodstart helps restaurants and food trucks raise capital online in small amounts, say, $50 or $250. In exchange, backers receive great perks like food discounts, guaranteed tables, and behind-the-scenes tours all redeemable with a physical card they receive in the mail.

Want to know more? Here are some of the other benefits of raising capital from the community...instead of your credit card.

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  1.  
    [Image: The Pop Stop]

    The Pop Stop

    by PopStop

    Bring the The Pop Stop's new frozen dessert truck to an event near you this summer by supporting it today!

    Sharpsburg,

    22%  

    funded
    22%
    Raised
    $2,290
    hours
     
    7380
     
  2.  
    [Image: Woody's Surf Ranch]

    Woody's Surf Ranch

    by Gibbys

    Great grub and drinks in a fun party like atmosphere that will be your new favorite place to hang. This is where the world comes to party when they are not on vacation...

    Thomasville, GA

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    15
     
  3.  
    [Image: Makon Bakon]

    Makon Bakon

    by MakonBakon2014

    Bacon themed food truck in Central Virginia. Help me make my dream come true and feed the masses BACON!!!

    Fredericksbug,

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    16
     
  4.  
    [Image: Detour MPLS]

    Detour MPLS

    by detourmpls

    Minneapolis' next best thing in small neighborhood bars. Due to open Summer 2015, Detour MPLS will feature a community chef driven menu, local bartender created cockta...

    Minneapolis,

    9%  

    funded
    9%
    Raised
    $2,300
    days left
    42
     
  5.  
    [Image: Manna]

    Manna

    by adenroy

    Feeding the High Desert for the Next 40 Years...

    Palmdale, CA

    0%  

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $30
    days left
    48
     
  6.  
    [Image: Roots Creative Kitchen]

    Roots Creative Kitchen

    by rootsckc

    Roots Creative Kitchen which is a local collective co-creation kitchen and incubator for local food production and emerging entrepreneurs. Roots is allergen and celiac...

    Sacramento, CA

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    61
     
  7.  
    [Image: SweeTooth Bakery & Catering]

    SweeTooth Bakery & Catering

    by larrabeew

    We are seeking $5000 for leasing a building and buying equipment.

    Rice Lake,

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    62
     
  8.  
    [Image: Hoke Poke]

    Hoke Poke

    by HokePoke

    Build your own poke bowls, poke burritos, poke nachos and more!

    Dublin, CA

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    62
     
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SUCCESS STORIES

  1.  
    Funding closed [Image: Elbow Joint]

    101%

    funded
    101%
    Raised
    $1,010
    Jul 28, 2014
    funded
     
  2.  
    Funding closed [Image: the nook neighborhood bistro]

    the nook neighborhood bistro

    by thenookhi

    All day breakfast, brunch and lunch.

    Honolulu, HI

    103%

    funded
    103%
    Raised
    $12,420
    Apr 24, 2014
    funded
     
  3.  
    Funding closed [Image: S'wich It Up]

    S'wich It Up

    by anthonysalvagno

    Affordable family-friendly sandwiches that uses local ingredients and is accommodating of those with dietary needs.

    Albuquerque, NM

    107%

    funded
    107%
    Raised
    $5,360
    Oct 24, 2013
    funded
     
  4.  
    Funding closed [Image: Hapa Ramen]

    Hapa Ramen

    by mlifeman

    Hapa Ramen is a Portland, Oregon based micro-restaurant that specializes in an original recipe ramen soup and supporting side dishes made with traditional Japanese tec...

    Portland,

    100%

    funded
    100%
    Raised
    $10,050
    Jul 02, 2013
    funded
     
  5.  
    Funding closed [Image: Unique SINGING BARTENDER DINNER AND A SHOW]

    Unique SINGING BARTENDER DINNER AND A SHOW

    by reddsings

    Redds "Sing and Sling" Unique Singing Bartender Dinner and a Show Style Restaurant

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL

    106%

    funded
    106%
    Raised
    $9,600
    Jun 24, 2013
    funded
     
  6.  
    Funding closed [Image: DB's Hot Dog and Sausage Emporium]

    107%

    funded
    107%
    Raised
    $2,150
    May 14, 2013
    funded
     

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