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Food Starter Launches Video Series for Food Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2017

There are no secrets to success in the food business: launching a food business is hard work. But with Food Starter’s access to expertise, networking and industry-specific knowledge, many Ontario food entrepreneurs are gaining traction in a crowded market space. For a glimpse into their stories, Food Starter has launched their own YouTube channel.


“Seeing is believing on the Food Starter channel,” says Dana McCauley, executive director at Food Starter. “There is so much to learn when you hear other entrepreneurs tell their stories.”


Meet the Players

While Food Starter looks for innovative food ideas that fill market gaps, their reach is as diverse as their members. The This is Food Starter video gives an overview of their operations and sets the stage for understanding what it takes to make it in the industry. The channel features playlists that curate advice from business experts and content created by the Food Starter community as well as original and inspiring 2-minute success stories about how clients went from concept to shelf:

  • Fressy Bessie turned a struggling organic, sugar-free baby food business into ice lollies that sell out all summer.
  • Six Pack Chef from FoodNetwork Canada’s Chopped has left the studio and restaurants in pursuit of a healthy food business that will help you meet your fitness goals.
  • Inner Glow Super Foods saves the Amazon rainforest and your breakfast with their acai puree sold to food manufacturers and juice bars
  • Yumba won’t sacrifice taste to get a healthy meal on your table in 2 minutes.



Food Starter is a not-for-profit Food Incubator & Accelerator that has been helping early-stage food processors commercialize and scale food products since 2015. In the past two years, Food Starter has supported over 80 product launches into the Canadian retail market.


Their 20,000-square-foot facility, located in Toronto, offers a range of programs that offer help taking ideas from concept to store shelf. Market Feasibility Boot Camp helps would-be entrepreneurs determine whether or not their food concept has legs, while the Food Commercialization Programs assist qualified members in launching and scaling their businesses. Members have access to a Food Incubator, where they can rent fully equipped food production spaces where ideas and motivation flow. They also have 9 Accelerator pods where members can use their own equipment.


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