Food and beverage · Cpg

Incubators/Accelerators for CPGs?

Aaron Gerry Head of Sales, CogniTea

February 17th, 2014

I'm interested in starting an incubator/accelerator for CPG's/physical goods and wondering if you know of any that currently exist? 

I haven't been able to find (m)any that are specifically designed for physical consumer goods.

I've found Telluride's Venture Accelerator which focuses on outdoor gear (http://www.tellurideva.com/), and The Brandery, which focuses on consumer-focused web startups (http://brandery.org/).

Additionally, if you have a CPG startup, would you be willing to chat on the phone with me about some of the problems you've faced?


Winson Wong

February 17th, 2014

Not sure if you're interested in corporate accelerators but Coca Cola launched an accelerator last year. 

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/coca-cola-unbottled/from-startup-to-scaleup-the-next-wave-of-innovation

Joseph Galarneau Founder and CEO at Mezzobit, creating transparency and control for Internet data

February 17th, 2014

I know someone associated with The Brandery whom I'd be happy to make an intro to if you want to see how that's gone. Pop me a note at jg /at// mezzobit //dot// com.

Scott Foster Business and Entrepreneurial Attorney at Bulkley Richardson

February 17th, 2014

Look at Bolt (www.buildatbolt.com or bolt.io) which is located in Boston.

Claire Vo Founder at Experiment Engine

February 17th, 2014

There is incubation station in Austin http://www.theincubationstation.com/

Aaron Gerry Head of Sales, CogniTea

February 24th, 2014

Hi Sara,

Thanks for the note! I'd be happy to chat further to learn more, what is your schedule like this week? I appreciate you taking the time!

Sara Frankel Entrepreneur, Consultant, Angel Investor

February 24th, 2014

Hi Aaron, Later this week is good, either Thursday or Friday. What works for you? Thanks! Sara

Sara Frankel Entrepreneur, Consultant, Angel Investor

February 20th, 2014

Hi.  I'm working on a line of consumer products, and I'd be happy to talk to you.  Just let me know what works.

Rob Ward Co-Founder Grocery Accelerator Ltd

April 6th, 2015

We have recently launched UKs first food & drink FMCG Accelerator. 
We provide: funding and a compressive coaching and mentoring Programme. Just invested $500,000 in 5 innovative businesses selected for 100's following a competition. 
Within a month we will be opening up another  investment round. 

Rob Ward Co-Founder Grocery Accelerator Ltd

April 6th, 2015

... And looking to connect with USA / Canada in various ways. Import and export. Distributors/buyers? 
Www.GroceryAccelerator.co.uk