Scaling food and beverage companies.
In partnership with The Regional Municipality of York Region and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, we have relaunched our five-month Food Accelerator program helping scale high growth food and beverage ventures through customized workshops, expert mentorship and peer-to-peer circles. The program will provide founders with the tools, skills and connections they need to scale and thrive in the consumer-packaged goods industry.
Food Accelerator Criteria
Product is in the market through 10+ points of sales
Full-time founder(s) can commit 5-months to YSpace programming
Venture active for over a year with Monthly Recurring Revenue of $3000-$5000
Focus on growth and scaling to achieve high impact
A driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team
The primary purpose of the program is to take 8 high-growth and high-potential ventures scale through multiple distribution channels and develop new lines of products as their venture scales.
Our past alumni include Miura - Japanese Cofee, EATABLE Popcorn, Ohh! Foods, and SUKU Vitamins and through the program they gained value contacts for sale distribution, contacts for export preparation into the US and Asia markets, as well as strategists to help develop their future plans.
The ultimate goal is to either grow your sales by two to three multiples over the next five months and launch new product lines to dominate the market.
Program Components & Outline
Develop industry knowledge through hands-on workshops from industry leaders and influencers.
Dedicated industry mentors from creating operational efficiencies to develop branding and sales strategies.
Access to private and exclusive networking sessions via dinners and events to grow your network within serial CPG entrepreneurs, investors, and retailers.
Gain constructive feedback on both your retailer deck as well as your investor pitch through monthly peer to peer and expert feedback sessions
On-demand office hours with industry experts as the cohorts require. Our team will create unique engagements & opportunities by listening to the company needs.
Please note, there is a program fee of $1,000 for the mentorship, educational workshops, and much more over the course of the 5-month program.