FOOD-X’s first demo day.
2015 is definitely shaping up to be the year of the food entrepreneurship revolution. Our friends at FOOD-X, a sustainable food startup accelerator dedicated to supporting game-changing food startups, are accepting applications for its second class.
FOOD-X selects up to 10 disruptive startups for each cohort. It invests up to $50,000 in each company and provides intensive mentoring and access to its network of advisors and investors (check out the standout list below).
The next class launches in March, so apply today if you have an early-stage company that’s looking to disrupt the status quo and pioneer a more sustainable food future.
Founded in 2014, Food-X is the first international business accelerator program focused on launching food-related ventures with a multi-stage evergreen fund, SOSventures. Food-X partners with early-stage food and beverage, health and food tech entrepreneurs to help take their products and services to market.
Selected startups will complete an intensive 14-week program where they will receive up to $50,000 in funding in return for 8 percent equity, workspace, daily coaching and expert-led sessions from its deep mentor network, which includes: Dorothy Hamilton (International Culinary Institute, James Beard Foundation), Ben Cohen (Ben&Jerry), Joel Berg (NYCCAH), Sean O’Sullivan (MapInfo, SOSventures), David Rose (New York Angels), Danielle Gould (Food+Tech Connect), Bill Liao (WeForest, CoderDojo, Xing co-founder), Shawn Broderick (TechStars), Brad Higgins (State Department, Goldman Sachs), Charles Adler (Agency.com Kickstarter co-founder), Krysia Zajonc (Local Food Lab), Deborah Estrin (Cornel University) and Food-X founder Shen Tong (VFinity, Tiananmen activist).
Its first class, which graduated in December 2014, included Agrilicious, FoodieForAll, GreenBlender, Greenease, Local Food Lab, Munchquick, Nextdoorganics, Servy, Sian’s Plan, and Training Meals.