Sheen

A

STARTUP

ACCELERATOR

PROGRAM

FOR STARTUPS

DISRUPTING

THE

FOOD SERVICE

INDUSTRY

Our mission is to help grow companies that are disrupting the food industry.

Food Foundry is a Chicago-based growth accelerator program by Relish Works, built in partnership with Gordon Food Service. Food Foundry supports, connects, and propels innovative startups who are reimagining the food industry.

WE

SUPPORT

YOU

IN

THREE

WAYS

  • 01

    FINANCING

    We provide startups who are accepted into the program with $75k of venture capital funding to grow their businesses. Please see our FAQ page for a further explanation of funding.

  • 02

    RESOURCES

    We connect our startups to national foodservice business resources, provide a targeted yet flexible curriculum, and support them with dedicated mentors and access to our team of innovation and design professionals.

  • 03

    COMMUNITY

    We host a number of events and workshops that connect startups with like-minded entrepreneurs, seasoned mentors and industry experts within one of the nation’s brightest food startup hotspots – Chicago, Illinois.

  • 01

    FINANCING

    We provide startups who are accepted into the program with $75k of venture capital funding to grow their businesses. Please see our FAQ page for a further explanation of funding.

  • 02

    RESOURCES

    We connect our startups to national foodservice business resources, provide a targeted yet flexible curriculum, and support them with dedicated mentors and access to our team of innovation and design professionals.

  • 03

    COMMUNITY

    We host a number of events and workshops that connect startups with like-minded entrepreneurs, seasoned mentors and industry experts within one of the nation’s brightest food startup hotspots – Chicago, Illinois.

In our 2023 program we will be casting a wider net and expanding our scope even further.

Our 5th cohort will be focused on finding solutions across the foodservice spectrum that are disrupting and impacting ANY aspect of the food industry. Applications will open September 12th. Please follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when applications launch.

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