Food Starter is now offering eligible early stage food companies an opportunity to apply for the Food Venture Program.
How the Program Works
The Food Venture Program will be offered on a cohort basis and funding will be provided to successful applicants to cover the costs of using Food Starter’s programming and facility.
The program follows these steps:
Step 1: Application Submission
Applicants complete an online application to access the Market Feasibility Boot Camp. The Market Feasibility Boot Camp is a 12-week training program focused on helping entrepreneurs to develop a business plan and determine the feasibility of their food business idea.
Step 2: Application Review
Applications will be reviewed and potential Food Venture candidates will be selected for interviews.
Step 3: Market Feasibility Boot Camp Approval
Step 4: Food Commercialization Program Approval
Participants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for funding:
Use of the Funding:
All funds awarded are to be used to cover the costs and services provided by Food Starter for the client to participate in the Food Commercialization Program.
The Food Commercialization Program assists entrepreneurs to commercialize their food ideas fully. This program includes training, mentorship, use of shared food production facilities, shared marketing activities and more!
Each Food Venture grant recipient must contribute 25% (up to $1,000) of the awarded funds toward entering the program. Participation in the Market Feasibility Boot Camp will qualify as this contribution.
Complete the following application to get started: