About the program
Food Future and our network of industry experts, thought leaders, and investment
partners help companies across critical business areas including:
Business Strategy and Vision
Branding and Marketing
Growth and Scale
Operations and Logistics
Culture and Team
Governance and Legal
4 to 6 companies will be selected to participate in each cohort. Cohort companies will receive an investment of up to $20k per company in addition to the in-kind value of the program, the ongoing mentorship and advisor network after the program period, and the possibility for
follow-on investment from Food Future Fund.
Our Selection Process
We are now seeking the next generation of founders, who are determined to scale up their
impactful solutions to promote personal and communal responsibility, affordability, accessibility, sustainability, health and taste.
How is FoodFutureCo different from other accelerators?
Unlike traditional accelerators we do not work with start-ups, rather we work with founders and companies that have some proof of concept to "scale-up" to the next stage of growth. Additionally, we work with mission-oriented companies across the food ecosystem.
What types of companies does FoodFutureCo work with?
We help impactful companies on track to grossing $1MM annual sales with hyper scaling potential in consumer products, online marketplace solutions, SaaS platforms, food hubs, supply chain solutions, ag tech and food tech.
Do I have to relocate to New York to work with FoodFutureCo?
No. We understand that you are busy growing your business. While we are based in New York, we work with companies worldwide, and are able to provide support wherever you are located. Face to face meetings, and participation in our event series and networking opportunities are highly concentrated in NYC, we encourage your presence from time to time.
Does it cost money to participate in the FoodFutureCo program?
In exchange for our services, we ask for, on average, between 4-8% equity.
How have portfolio companies grown after the FoodFutureCo Program?
Our previous portfolio companies have received more funding post-program than all funding raised before the program. Portfolio companies typically raise 1.5x more grant funding than equity investment.
What are the application timelines?
We accept applications on a rolling basis.
Will there be other companies like mine in your program?
FoodFutureCo does not intend to work with companies that compete directly in any given cohort. There may be overlap between cohorts, but we make every effort to prioritize our existing portfolio companies while selecting new cohorts to avoid direct competition.
How long does the FoodFutureCo Program last?
The duration of the program is approximately 5 months.
How often does the program run?
The program runs 2 times per year.
Will FoodFutureCo sign an NDA?
No. We see many companies everyday and we will not be able to sign an NDA. All of your information will be maintained as confidential by the FoodFutureCo team. Please disclose only that information which you feel comfortable sharing with us.
Does FoodFutureCo work with international companies?
Yes, we work with companies worldwide.
How do you decide which companies to work with?
FoodFutureCo works with driven, open-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses. While mission focus is not a requirement, our extensive network and areas of deep expertise will be uniquely helping impact companies and solutions. We have a preference for companies who are ready to raise their Series A round within one year, or at an equivalent stage with organic growth.
What do we look for in FoodFutureCo Mentors?
We look for respected experts and innovators in their field who are committed to sharing their time and guidance to build a supportive community for our companies.