Sometimes to see growth you need to add a little fertilizer. That’s the concept PepsiCo hopes to offer brands with the Nutrition Greenhouse. The soda and snack giant’s food and beverage accelerator yesterday announced the nine brands to join the program’s inaugural North American class. Each company will be given a $20,000 “no strings attached” grant and challenged to “demonstrate collaboration and measurable progress” in an “entrepreneurial fashion.”
After a successful and exciting inaugural round of programming, FoodFutureCo kicks-off its second cohort of disruptive small businesses. Even though FoodFutureCo works across the food ecosystem we recognize the impact of our program is amplified through focussed cohorts. Our second cohort is comprised of mission-forward CPG companies whereas our inaugural cohort centered on innovations in agriculture.
Building on its success in helping founders of emerging brands such as Kill Cliff, High Road Craft, The Owl’s Brew and others grow their business, Craft Catalyst℠ has closed an initial round of outside investment to extend the leading food & beverage accelerator’s capabilities.
Food and beverage accelerator and investor AccelFoods today announced a new $20 million fund as well as a new class of portfolio companies.
FaB (Food and Beverage) Wisconsin’s new food finance and business accelerator program, FaBcap, is designed to grow the capacity and capitalization of food and beverage companies. The 10 companies selected, referred to as Cappers, highlight the industry innovation and entrepreneurial stamina required to meet growing demands for food and beverage that is cleaner, fresher, safer – better.