Providing a Launchpad for
discovery, creation and success.
PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS Besides access to shared production and packaging facilities, Food Starter also offers a structured training program as well as stand alone seminars and other services designed to help entrepreneurs build and grow their food processing businesses.
No one knows everything. That’s why Food Starter provides the training and connections food entrepreneurs need to develop a full range of business skills. With partners from industry and academia, Food Starter helps new businesses to optimize their products and business practices.
Women in Food Rise Up Fund

Food Starter and Fiera Foods are pleased to announce a new three-year startup growth fund, Rise Up, which aims to quick start food starter client enterprises which are both women-led and ready to grow.

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Market Feasibility Boot Camp

This 12 week program is designed to help pre-revenue and early stage entrepreneurs to make that big ‘go/no go’ decision of starting a food business confidently!

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Market Feasibility Boot Camp LITE

To reach early-stage food entrepreneurs no matter where they live in Ontario, we’ve created this 5 week MFBC LITE. Food Starter Live Streaming will make it easy for pre-revenue food & beverage entrepreneurs to learn about the environment around food production before making the big go/no go decision.

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Food Commercialization Program

The Food Commercialization Program is Food Starter's premier program for assisting entrepreneurs to take food ideas to full commercialization.

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Hourly Production Services

Food Starter provides commercial kitchen space designed to meet the needs of small scale and start-up food producers and caterers.